"Dinosaurs Didn't Read, Now They Are Extinct" isn't a sign you normally see around town, but when spotted outside of a library, you may look twice. Speaking of libraries, did you know that the first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing - the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in Sumer, some dating back to 2600 BC? Private or personal libraries made up of written books appeared in classical Greece in the 5th century BC. In the 6th century, at the very close of the Classical period, the great libraries of the Mediterranean world remained those of Constantinople and Alexandria. Continue reading for more strange things spotted at libraries. Click here for a few bonus images.
Lucasfilm and Disney have finally released a teaser trailer as well as character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story. For those who don't know, the story was penned by Jon Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan, as it tracks the origin story of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), as we discover how the Millennium Falcon was won from Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Yes, we also find out where Chewbacca actually came from. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the film over creative differences with just a few weeks of filming left to go, but Ron Howard stepped in to finish the film. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
File these under: design FAILS. Let's face it, when a company decides to plaster a new vehicle with their logo and / or information, the last thing they probably think about is how the images would look when a door is open. In this case, a Starbucks delivery van was photographed with its door open, which construed a few of its letters and displayed a new word altogether for people to see. Continue reading for more bizarre vehicle name design FAILS.
We know that the Porsche Mission E is coming soon, but further down the line, an electric hypercar could be in the works. Called the Porsche 9e1, this 918 successor by automotive designer Romain Gauvin is powered by an all-electric drivetrain and sports round headlights and a 911-inspired rear where the main battery pack is located. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
For those who have not visited Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, or Disneyland Paris, Space Mountain is basically an indoor roller coaster attraction - indoor and outdoor in Paris - located at the six Magic Kingdom-style Disney Parks. The Space Mountain concept was a descendant of the first Disney "mountain" attraction, the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland, which opened in 1959. The Matterhorn's success had convinced Walt Disney that thrilling rides did have a place in his park. WED partnered with Arrow Development Company, the same company that had helped design the Matterhorn's roller coaster systems years before. This is what the attraction looks like with the lights on. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Owned by Daria Radionova, a 25-year-old Moldovan fashion designer residing in the UK, this Lamborghini Huracan is the first to be covered in a whopping 1.3-million Swarovski crystals. Does it look familiar to other vehicles you've seen in the past? Well, there's a reason for that, as she also owned a bling-covered Mercedes CLS and Bentley Continental GT by the crystal experts at Vinceri. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
When 12 police officers got stuck inside a stalled elevator last April at their academy in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, they just had to suck it up and call their friends at the Kansas City Fire Department to help them out. Personnel soon arrived on the scene and freed the cops, but not before one of the crew members, Tony Pisciotta, decided to snap an Instagram-worthy shot. Continue reading for more strange, yet real, pictures.
Christmas is just around the corner, and many have not yet started on their decorations. If you fall under that category, here are a few clever, yet lazy, ideas that may spark something. For example, this person didn't bother with hanging lights around his entire house, so he got a plastic Grinch statue and made it look like he was pulling a strip of them down. Continue reading for more.
The most common misconception about getting the perfect shot in photography is the need for high-end equipment, but in reality, being at the right place and time could yield an image that could make you internet famous, even with just a smartphone. For example, this teacher was snapped sitting in front of a projector, and having the words "help" projected directly onto his forehead. Continue reading for more perfectly timed images.
Star Wars props are nothing new, but this Han Solo Blaster Flask actually lets you shoot first. Modeled after the iconic weapon, but this geeky flask can be used to store 4.4-ounces of your favorite beverage, and the silver barrel even unscrews to become a 1.5-ounce shot glass. Unfortunately, IF Industries has not received official approval from Disney, so it may be a while until we see this product on shelves, if ever. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.