Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Spooky stuff from the past: watch Franz Reichelt attempt to "fly" off the Eiffel Tower in this silent 90-second clip from 1912. He didn't succeed, and his non-success is rather spectacular. The French police helpfully measure the crater he created upon impact with the ground, which is probably not exactly what he was hoping for.

The New York City underground is explored and documented via Netherworld. Watch out for snakes! And CHUDs! And LARPers!

Spooky stuff from the present: Teflon is evil and is going to kill us all. Oh, great.

Not really spooky, but interesting if you're into this sort of thing: The website for the DaVinci Code film has all sorts of puzzles and cryptograms and whatnot to solve.

Not spooky, just cool: The ViaReggio carnival in Italy begins this weekend! Check out the descriptions of the floats - they're very intricate.


Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoy the package of "snips and bits." Looking forward to the Wasteland Weekend.
See you soon.

Anonymous said...

Should have been titled:

"Franz Reichelt: Fame at last"

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Anonymous said...

Who needs 15 minutes when you can get 5 seconds of bloody fame ;)