10 Things I Found on the Internet Today! #2

 

There is some amazing stuff on this video that truly is hard to believe if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s actual footage – it’s crazy what people get up to, but also absolutely inspiring that they try it in the first place.

Via SmallFlicks

2. ’59 Katillac Guitar is one of the coolest guitars I’ve ever seen!

This guitar looks like the tail of a ’59 Cadillac. That’s because Dave Gartland, the custom guitar builder also known as Ali Kat, made it using Cadillac parts. It even has working tail lights!

More of his cool creations can be seen at Neatorama

3. A journalist has spent 4 years traveling through India documenting its crumbling Stepwells before they disappear.

Pic by Victoria Lautman
Pic by Victoria Lautman

Stepwells have been around in India since between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD and were designed for the purpose of accessing the subterranean water-tables to guarantee a year-round water-supply for drinking, bathing, irrigation and washing, particularly in the arid states like Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Pic by Victoria Lautman
Pic by Victoria Lautman

Originally starting out as rudimentary trenches, over the years they evolved into astoundingly complex and elaborate feats of engineering, architecture, and art.

Pic by Victoria Lautman
Pic by Victoria Lautman

These incredible structures are slowly but surely crumbling and will one day disappear altogether!

For more pics of these amazing structures head over to thisiscolossal.

The photographer, Victoria Lautman also shares a more comprehensive account of her fascinating journey of discovery with archdaily.

4. They don’t make ’em like this anymore – Presenting the GM Futurliner.

Pic Courtesy of Wikipedia CC
Pic Courtesy of Wikipedia CC
Pic Courtesy of Wikipedia CC
Pic Courtesy of Wikipedia CC

These beautiful, heavily stylized Art deco machines were originally manufactured by General Motors for the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

The GM Futurliners were later featured in GM’s Parade of Progress, a traveling exhibition promoting future cars and technologies, on a 150-stop route across the United States and Canada, along with 32 support vehicles, and were driven by 50 college graduates, who also staffed the exhibitions along the route.

Of the 12 vehicles built in 1939-1940, 9 have been located. Two are beyond restoration and are being used to restore other Futurliners.

Via thevintagenews

5. La Tomatina Featival in Buñol, Spain is on this Wednesday – YAY! BYO goggles!

Pic courtesy Wikipedia CC

Yes, the tomato fight (or La Tomatina) has been a strong tradition in Buñol, near Valencia since 1944 or 1945, and is held every year on the last Wednesday of August.

No one is completely certain how this event originated, but one popular theory is that disgruntled townspeople rioted and attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration.

Pic courtesy Wikipedia CC
Pic courtesy Wikipedia CC
Pic courtesy Wikipedia CC
Pic courtesy Wikipedia CC

Whatever did happen to begin the tradition, it was enjoyed so much that it was repeated the next year, and the year after that, and so on.

Looks like a lot of fun . . . errrrr I think!?

If you’re heading that way or just want some more info then head to latomatina

6. More music from my SoundCloud Playlist – this time by Addal.

You can also follow them on Facebook!

7. With the Olympics just over – CNN has produced these brilliant shots – take a look!

Pic courtesy of CNN
Pic courtesy of CNN

CNN has a showcase of some amazing hi-definition pics from the 2016 Rio Olympics, so head on over and have a peek.

Via CNN

8. The Hide and Seek World Championships are on again! Yayyy . . eh?

Pic courtesy of Quartz
Pic courtesy of Quartz

Yes you heard right, and this year it’s being held in an Italian ghost town called Consonno. Spooky!!

Come Sept. 3 and 4, it will host the sixth annual Nascondino World Championship, a hide-and-seek competition drawing hundreds of participants, all of them from Italy.

Via Quartz

9. You just KNOW you’re gonna watch this!! A Robotic Rectum! . . . say again?

At least it does away with all those pesky clinical trials . . . although it WAS pretty good money!
Did I just say that?

Via Futurism

10. Okay, I’ll admit it – I’m a total sucker for great design. This bike from Trek is very cool!

Bicycle manufacturers Trek unveiled a stellar bike concept for the decade to come and boy does it break hearts! Code-named Zora, this beauty is made for the tarmac as well as terrain. WOW!

I haven’t um . . . thrown a leg over for quite a while now, but if I did, I’d want it to be on one of these!

Ahh – does it come in Black???

You can see more of it on Yankodesign

Bonus Extra – Melbourne is my home town, so when I see a great pic it never fails to make me a little homesick.

Pic courtesy of Iso100 Photography

Great Pic of marvelous Melbourne and the Yarra river!

I originally found this pic on Humans of Melbourne facebook page.

The original pic was supplied by Iso100 Photography.

Til next time peeps! 🙂

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