Folsom Prison Blues

Friday, August 18, 2017

Get ready for a weekend of doing time with this cover of the Johnny Cash song by Josh Turner and Carson McKee.

Western Saloons

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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In the old west, after a hard day of herding doggies, gunning down buffalos and dodging Apache arrows, a man needed a place to wet his whistle. The saloon was just such a place. Here, and after the jump, are some old photos of those iconic drinking holes.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This video is filmed forwards, but made to look like it is being ran backwards. I found it looking for an old Steve Allen Tonight Show clip of the same sort of thing. He used to do a bit where they would act out a scene backwards, and then run it backwards to see how it looked going forwards. I never did find a clip of that gag from his show, so this will have to do.

Crown Shyness

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Crown shyness is an interesting effect among certain species of trees. When the trees grow in proximity their crowns will not touch, leaving a slight gap between them.

The causes of crown shyness are not known. It may be caused by abrasion between the outer twigs and leaves, a strategy to maximize sunlight, a barrier to the spread of parasitic insects, or some other reason altogether.

Found via Colossal Art

An eagle's view of a flight

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Freedom Conservation is a group, operating out of France, that breeds birds of prey and teached them to hunt before releasing them to the wild. They've attached cameras to some of the birds to create amazing videos of the birds in flight.

Stained Glass Windows

Saturday, August 12, 2017
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It seems like I would have done a post about stained glass windows already, but I've looked through the archives and can't find one.

At any rate, the enormous mosaics of colored glass are amazing in their detail and artistry. These images show effects of the settings of stained glass windows, as well as details from them. There are more examples after the jump.

Space Oddity

Friday, August 11, 2017

Get ready for a celestial weekend with Gabrielle Aplin's cover of  Space Oddity.