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“Ahh, the sounds of summer! The roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat and… another bat cracks. It seems baseball bats are breaking more often than Jose Bautista hits home runs these days, and it would be a shame if all that splintered Ash and Maple goes to waste. These 9 examples of recycled baseball bats show there’s life in the old Slugger yet!” w/ photos
“A delightful lark, the first and last from Woolthorp & Pendergrast Amusements (before the celluloid fire gave way to a most precipitous falling-out between the two). Historians are left to wonder: What other works might these two would-be cinema giants have created? Perhaps the first pornographic film? The first snuff? The mind, it reels.” — 5SF
“Bullshit, only because an Asian manufacturer could possible make so much shit fit in a small package.” — MegaSlammo
“Merging the mechanical and the organic, Montréal-based artist Daniel Proulx created these amazing steampunk spiders from pieces of brass, copper, gemstones and antique clock parts. It’s amazing to see how leftover wire pieces, springs, bolts, screws and other objects you might find in your garage or toolbox can be transformed into extraordinary steampunk creations — at least in Proulx’s capable hands. Nothing is safe from Proulx’s creative gaze, having turned a vintage music box, various old watches, a miniature telescope and even a Swiss Army knife into amazingly creepy steampunk spiders!” w/ photos
“Floating islands? It may sound like something out of a Jonathan Swift novel, but to the Uros people it is a fact of every day life. This small tribe of South American indigents retain a great deal of a culture that goes back millennia and one whose unique domestic arrangements stem from that age old fear – the dread of suppression by other, stronger and more populous peoples.” w/ photos
“Nairobi – An abandoned bush baby and a yellow baboon have formed an unlikely companionship at an animal orphanage in Nairobi. The six-month-old female baboon, abandoned by its family in Maralal in Northern Kenya, is taking care of the three-month-old bush baby that was also abandoned by its family in central Kenya. Charles Musyoki, a senior scientist for species and conservation at the Kenya Wildlife Service, said on Friday it is likely that the animals formed the bond in order to cope in the new environment at the animal orphanage. “This is a situation where two individuals are basically in need of each other because they need the bond to survive in the absence of their parents and their grouping. Therefore when both find themselves in such a situation they tend to bond and make friendships,” Musyoki said.” w/ photo