Half-Brown, Half-Orange Lobster

“A lobster caught off the US east coast has the left half of its body being a normal dull brown color while the right half is a bright red. The color change is symmetrical and probably a result of a genetic condition.”

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World’s Largest Card Stacking Structure

“This month, we talk to Bryan Berg on his first visit to London for his most recent project. He currently holds the record for the largest playing card structure (34ft 1.05 in) long, (9ft 5.39 in) tall and (11ft 7.37 in wide), and the tallest house of cards (25ft 9 7/16 inches). Since 1992 he has broken his own records 8 times.” — GWR

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Fresh Milk Vending Machine

“Vending machine that dispenses fresh unpasteurized milk direct from a local dairy farm in Reignier France. The cost is $1.32 for 1 liter.”

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Cod Fish Lamps

Each lamp is handmade by Fanney Antonsdóttir and Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, who were inspired by the Icelandic tradition of drying fish, which is done by sticking bulbs inside the creatures. Just kidding. The two designers skin cod fish and let them dry on molds, and after 3 weeks the lamps are ready to freak people out. Although they would be right at home in a seafood restaurant or island resort. The Uggi Lights have been seen in exhibitions worldwide, although Antonsdóttir and Guðmundsdóttir have only sold a few of these lamps.” w/ photos

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World’s Highest Observatory

It may look like the hideaway of a super villain from a Bond movie but this is the Sphinx Observatory, dedicated to research which must take place out at an altitude of 9,600-11,200 feet. It is situated in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. At an astonishing 3.571 meters above sea level, the Sphinx observatory in the Swiss Alps is the highest-altitude built structure in Europe… Visitors to the site are welcome but the only overnight accommodation at the observatory is reserved for the researchers and scientists. So, as long as it might have taken you to get to the summit of Jungfraujoch, this is not a place for casual loitering! You have to get off the mountain before the evening sets in.” w/ photos

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Fiber Laser Music

“Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton played by an Automated Laser Corporation 20 watt fiber laser on a stainless steel plate. It took quite a while to get it this far. Laser markers weren’t really meant for making music and there are a few parts out of time but I’m sure GLaDOS would approve.” — chjade84

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