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August 31, 2015

Shigir Idol

"A mysterious wooden idol found in a Russian peat bog has been dated to 11,000 years ago - and contains a code no one can decipher. The Shigir Idol is twice as old as the Pyramids and Stonehenge - and is by far the oldest wooden structure in the world. Even more mysteriously, it is covered in what experts describe as ‘encrypted code’ - a message from a lost civilization."

Posted by the Flea at 07:44 AM

Ira Levitskaya - Vova dance

Posted by the Flea at 07:42 AM

August 27, 2015

Sky Rift Films - DJI Inspire 1 Demo 2015

Posted by the Flea at 07:14 AM

NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel

Switzerland has completed construction on the world's longest tunnel.

Europe’s most densely populated belt, historically known as the "blue banana," stretches from northern England south through the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and Germany into northern Italy.

Most of this area — inhabited by approximately 111 million people — is relatively flat, except for Switzerland’s notorious Alps. The Gotthard Pass has proven itself a vital link between Switzerland and northern Italy for hundreds of years.
Posted by the Flea at 07:13 AM

Dear David - I've Been Waiting

Posted by the Flea at 07:12 AM

August 26, 2015

Nine Kings in one photo

"In May 1910, European royalty gathered in London for the funeral of King Edward VII. Among the mourners were nine reigning kings, who were photographed together in what very well may be the only photograph of nine reigning kings ever taken."

Posted by the Flea at 02:19 PM

Grimes - Dream Fortress

Posted by the Flea at 02:18 PM

August 25, 2015

Luca Turin - Why Does Consciousness Dissolve in Chloroform?

Luca Turin: Why Does Consciousness Dissolve in Chloroform? from EMPAC @ Rensselaer on Vimeo.

"Biophysicist Luca Turin explores the mysterious connection between time and human consciousness with this presentation of the many unusual discoveries from his research with general anesthesia and its effects on an internal sense of duration. With a rich combination of wit and scientific rigor, Turin explores one of the most enduring questions of human philosophy sprung from an investigation into one of our most common medical practices."

Posted by the Flea at 09:29 AM

alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine

Posted by the Flea at 09:27 AM

August 24, 2015

Art of Science Fiction 004: Stephan Martiniere

"Stephan Martiniere is a busy man. But then, that would not come as any surprise considering the body of work this artist has done. Stephan is an acclaimed multi-award winning science fiction and fantasy artist and 25-year industry veteran who has worked on numerous projects across many mediums that include: feature films, animation, video games, theme parks, and book covers."

Posted by the Flea at 10:58 AM

Sia - Fire Meet Gasoline

Posted by the Flea at 10:57 AM

August 23, 2015

Men Who Would Be Kings - Part #1 (Chess in Washington Square Park)

"Miro Reverby documented this chess history of the Washington Square Park giving a rare inside look into personalities and the life inside the small family of chess players. The park has been characters in "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "Fresh" and have hosted American greats such as Bobby Fischer, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana. The video contains a number of legendary characters in the "hustling" realm, some have long passed away. Vincent Livermore, Sammy, Po, Theo, Russian Paul are a few of the characters seen in the two-part segment."

Posted by the Flea at 11:14 AM

Lisa LeBlanc - You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too)

Posted by the Flea at 11:12 AM

August 22, 2015

Abstract Artists in Their Own Words (2014)

Posted by the Flea at 10:18 AM

Tei Shi - Nevermind The End

Posted by the Flea at 10:14 AM

August 20, 2015

The Battle of Hoth

Posted by the Flea at 07:54 AM

Bee Gees - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (1967)

Posted by the Flea at 07:51 AM

August 19, 2015

The Super Rich And Us, Season 1 Episode 1

"Britain has more billionaires per head than any other country on earth, yet we're also the most unequal nation in Europe. We were told the super-rich would make us richer too, so why hasn't that happened, and what does the arrival of their astronomical wealth really mean for the rest of us?"

Posted by the Flea at 01:24 PM

Dimitri From Paris - Une Very Stylish Fille

Posted by the Flea at 01:18 PM

August 18, 2015

Red Book of Westmarch

"At the Council of Elrond, Bilbo clearly states that he is an unreliable narrator and has to 'correct' the story of how he came to possess the ring. Similarly, Frodo is shown (subtly) to be an unreliable narrator. The ring verse is misstated, for example, in the second book (or fourth book, depending on how you count) if I remember correctly."

Posted by the Flea at 07:48 AM

Chisu - Ihana

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 07:44 AM

August 17, 2015

Charlie LeDuff - The Corridor of Pain: Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, and Newark

Posted by the Flea at 01:14 PM

Tove Styrke - Borderline

Posted by the Flea at 01:10 PM

August 16, 2015

The Falklands War - The Untold Story (1987)

"Falklands Crisis was a 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom. The conflict resulted from the long-standing dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, which lie in the South Atlantic, east of Argentina."

Posted by the Flea at 11:34 AM

August 15, 2015

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

"Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 3D documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France that contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Some of them were crafted as much as 32,000 years ago."

Posted by the Flea at 08:05 AM

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Live)

Posted by the Flea at 08:01 AM

August 13, 2015

JTF2 Special Forces

"The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) is a high readiness organization, ready to deploy Special Operations Forces on very short notice to protect Canada and Canadians from threats to the national interest at home and abroad.

"CANSOFCOM is organized into a headquarters element and four units: Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2); the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR); 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (SOAS); and, the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit -- Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CJIRU-CBRN)."

Posted by the Flea at 09:31 AM

Woodkid feat. Lykke Li - Never Let You Down

Posted by the Flea at 09:27 AM

August 12, 2015

BBC - The Star Trek Story (1993)

"A documentary exploring the cultural impact of Star Trek and chronicling the history of one of the world's most successful television series. There have been four incarnations of the TV series, and seven films; the merchandise franchise is worth an estimated four billion dollars. Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Nichelle Nichols and other stars reflect on the programme's significance and contemplate its future on TV."

Posted by the Flea at 07:14 AM

Sigma ft Paloma Faith - Changing

Posted by the Flea at 07:10 AM

August 07, 2015

Vanessa Paradis - Concert Acoustique Tour [Paris 2009]

Posted by the Flea at 09:04 AM

August 05, 2015

Riftworld Chronicles: Episode 1

"Alar, a dimension travelling wizard, gets trapped in our world and meets Kim, a struggling journalist - or is she a magical sorceress?"

Posted by the Flea at 01:54 PM

Jeneil Williams for Vogue Germany

"i can’t remember the last time i looked at a fashion editorial and thought WOW. i suppose i’m just not in the habit of paging through Vogue (or buying it, for that matter) and soaking up the editorials like many people do. but this one for Vogue Germany is just exquisite."

Posted by the Flea at 01:49 PM

Southwest F.O.B. - Smell of Incense

Posted by the Flea at 01:47 PM

August 04, 2015

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

"Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 British/American romantic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh who stars in the film. The film also stars Branagh's then-wife Emma Thompson, Robert Sean Leonard, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves, and Kate Beckinsale in her film debut."

Posted by the Flea at 06:58 AM

Katherine Priddy - Beeswing

Posted by the Flea at 06:57 AM

August 03, 2015

BBC - Joni Mitchell in concert (1970)

Posted by the Flea at 09:31 AM

Labrinth - Let It Be

Posted by the Flea at 09:27 AM

August 01, 2015

Inside The Actor's Studio - Matthew McConaughey

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 AM

Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On (feat. MØ)

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM