MotoIQ does up a Ruckus right. It handles, it brakes, it goes 50 mph without a steep hill or a tail wind. (Sucky presentation of the series though. Start at the bottom of the page, le sigh.)
A handful of vintage (1960) motorcycle and accessory ads. The clean cut preppies in the Harley ads are a bit of a brain twister.
Finding things is the moment of oooh shiny in archeology. Sometimes what comes about years later as the found objects are slowly mapped out in a lab is even more incredible. The mysterious and mysteriously complex Antikythera Mechanism has given up new information. A mechanical calendar of unrivaled complexity. Read more about it and follow the links to a 2 part video.
The line between animal and plant is getting a little blurrier as biologists examine the green sea slug and it’s use, and perhaps production, of chlorophyll.
Seen on the WL list last week, it deserves to put into the record on Shiny. The map of literature. Enter an author, see the rubber band map of style related authors. No idea what the data underlying the map looks like.
Shelfari was also listed as a resource for finding new books and authors when your literary cupboard is bare.
And the nearest thing to heaven for bookish peeping toms: LibraryThing. Personal, public, and historic libraries from around the world. Is there a WL group yet?
Art, Images, Illustration
These monster‐ific wall vinyls by Alberto Cerriteño are among the best kid’s room decor I’ve seen. Maybe my office needs a make over? (UK shop)
In fact I am totally in love with all of Alberto Cerriteño’s work. Portfolio here:
People put the oddest things in the dark corners of their websites. Page down twice for a collection of optical illusions that create the image of a skull out of an ordinary scene.
In 1937 the original Kamikaze (Mitsubishi Ki‐15) made the first Tokyo to Europe flight. These simple colorful post cards where printed later that year to celebrate that achievement.
Keep floating my lovelies.