Taken in 1899 by diver and photographer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, this amazing image was captured at a depth of 164-feet with a 30-minute exposure time on dry plates. Due to this lengthy period, Boutan suffered nitrogen narcosis, or a drowsy state induced by breathing air under higher than atmospheric pressure. He may have used a custom underwater flash rig, which essentially consisted of an alcohol lamp on an oxygen-filled barrel. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a talented musician who uses his guitar to make Formula 1 racing sounds.
Before today's Cayenne, there was the Porsche 597 Jagdwagen (German for "hunting car"), which was basically a light military vehicle, designed to compete with the likes of Jeep and Land-Rover. Power came from an induced air-cooled flat-four taken from the Porsche 356, located in the rear of the vehicle, producing 50-horsepower, mated to a 5-speed manual box with additional on-the-fly two/four wheel drive shifter. A total of 71 Porsche 597s were manufactured, between 1955 and 1958, 49 of which were built for the civilian market (chassis numbers starting from 597-000101). Continue reading for another video and more information.
Los Angeles continued to spread out, particularly with the development of the San Fernando Valley and the building of the freeways launched in the 1940s. When the local street car system went out of business, Los Angeles became a city built around the automobile, with all the social, health and political problems that this dependence produces. The famed urban sprawl of Los Angeles became a notable feature of the town, and the pace of the growth accelerated in the first decades of the 20th century. Keven McAlester created a perfectly synced short film showing that time period with today. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny video game pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a man who sliding off a water slide and into a rocky cliff - David Salmon broke his arm and some ribs but is expected to be OK. He said he's "too dang old to be going down water slides."
French photographer Mathieu Stern wanted to try something new for his "Weird Lens Experiment", so he acquired a 136-year-old lens from a large format camera - one of the first to have a mechanical iris aperture system - and mounted it onto a Sony a7 II. "After mounting it with some cardboard pieces to keep it tightly blocked in a M42 macro tube, I then screwed it on different macro M42 tubes and to a M42 helicoidal ring that was screwed to a M42 to NEX Adaptor ring, then to the Sony A7II. Thus, the lens was able to focus," said Stern. Click here to view the first image this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining how SpaceX will get us to Mars.
Imgur user "crunchybits" recently stumbled upon a neighborhood garage sale, and what he found was something you don't see everyday, even in fancy electronics stores. What is this goldmine exactly? Well, it includes a Power Macinstosh 7100/66AV, Apple Multiple Scan 15 monitor, software bundle, keyboard, and a few more goodies. Best of all, everything was in like new condition, used just a few times. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Pokemon Go players causing a stampede in Central Park, NYC over a Vaporeon.
The Nintendo 64DD (Disc Drive) basically plugged into the extension port on the underside of the console, enabling you to use proprietary 64MB magnetic disks for expanded and rewritable data storage, a real-time clock for persistent game world design, and a standard font and audio library for further storage efficiency. Only ten titles were ever released, and the peripheral itself now fetches upwards of $1,000 on the secondary market. YouTube user "MetalJesusRocks" managed to snag one of them. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why movie theaters in Korea are so much better than in the US.
Nashville-based photographer Giles Clement wanted to produce moody portraits, but with vintage equipment. So, she decided to use equipment that dates back 160-years, "from an era when cameras were made by craftsmen in small shops and lenses were designed using slide rules, experience and feel." Her techniques involve the use of tintype and ambrotype, with the former taking up to 10-minutes to make. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Before other smartwatches, there was the Seiko T001, which basically linked a portable television receiver to a 1.25-inch LCD screen. It actually has 2 separate displays, with the one up top just for displaying the time, date and alarm features, while the lower is used for video output. However, each one also came with a Walkman-sized TV receiver that enabled you to choose from VHF / UHF channels or FM radio. Even back in 1982, this beauty retailed for $495 - around $1,232.30 today. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
When principal photography began on March 22, 1976 in the Tunisian desert for the scenes on Tatooine, the project faced several problems. Lucas fell behind schedule in the first week of shooting due to malfunctioning props and electronic breakdowns. Moreover, a rare Tunisian rainstorm struck the country, which further disrupted filming. Mark Hamill can be seen in the photo above conversing with director George Lucas. Continue reading for more hand-colorized images that give vintage photos new life.
Looking like a vehicle straight from Gotham City, this record-setting 1952 "Bombshell Betty" Buick Riviera can be yours for a cool $195,000. This is a Frankenstein-like vehicle because it combines the front end of a 1968 Chevy Van, with the rear from a 1973 Ford Thunderbird, whereas under the hood, you'll find a 1950 Buick Roadmster-sourced 340HP 5.2L engine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.