Friday, March 27, 2009

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festival of holi
Last Wednesday (March 11th), people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. What that translates to in action is an enthusiastic dropping of inhibitions, as people chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other. People also attend bonfires to commemorate the story of Prahlada, a Hindu figure and devout follower of Lord Vishnu who prevailed over his father and the demoness Holika with the power of his devotion. The link below has photos from this year's Festival of Colors.

toyota supra dragonsThis rice-fed Toyota Supra has a hearty appreciation for dragons, as evidenced by the interesting location for the nitrous purge valves.
via jalopnik

ASCII mandelbrot set
Check out the ascii fractals

cassette tapes
now here is a use for your old cassette tapes

via ragamuffinsoul

gospel music
Now this is a gospel choir. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head (I hear music in the air)
unknown performance date (appox. around the 1960's) on the show TV Gospel Time with the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church Choir an amazing performance with a Gibson Les Paul SG custom with (polar white finish?)

via hedge society

fastest-ever flashgun captures image of light wave
However hard you stare, you would still miss it. Researchers have found a way to generate the shortest-ever flash of light - 80 attoseconds (billionths of a billionth of a second) long.
Link to new scientist article There is a video on the site.

world's largest model railroad
Check out this video of an incredible model railroad at live leak.

networthvia image shack

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