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Ever wonder what Russian firemen do when they aren't tending to fires or other emergencies? Creating magic carpets using water of course. Six hosepipes in total were used to help the platform and its passenger into the air. When the faux 'magic carpet' reaches a peak of a couple of meters above ground level, the firefighter on board flings his arms up in triumph at the feat. Then comes a moment where it appears the trick could go horribly wrong as the platform and its passenger teeter sideways. Continue reading for the video and more information.

Gadgets für Männer: Cooler Kram nicht nur für Nerds - Bilder Die E-Ink-Armbanduhr "Pebble" ist der erste Mega-Hit des Crowdfunding-Dienstes Kickstarter: Unterstützer haben bislang 10 Millionen Dollar gespendet, die erste Charge von 85.000 Uhren war innerhalb kürzester Zeit ausverkauft. Pebble nutzt die aus E-Ink-Readern bekannte Display-Technik, um zahlreiche wechselnde Informationen (zum Beispiel Songtitel oder Mails) auf dem kleinen Bildschirm darzustellen. Via Bluetooth 4.0 wird eine Verbindung zum iPhone oder Android-Smartphone hergestellt. Die digitale, wasserdichte Armbanduhr kostet rund 150 Dollar. Bestellen: Get Pebble Zur News: Männerkram - Gadgets zum Vatertag

24 Pharmaceutical Ads from 1930s France 24 Pharmaceutical Ads from 1930s France Illustrator Jérôme Dubois recently began scanning and preserving the covers and contents of Ridendo, "a medical and humor magazine distributed to French physicians from 1933 to 1977." (Read more about it in a post of the covers.) Jérôme's collection centers on the 1930s, when this improbable-sounding magazine was full of ads for improbable-sounding drugs. (I don't know exactly what Serenol is, but I think I should be taking it.) Jérôme pointed out that two of the ads here are signed by Victor Vasarely, who would go on to fame for his Op-art paintings.

Emergency Bowtie Hey ladies this one’s for you. Do you have a boyfriend that forgets to get you flowers, never cleans up, and is too lazy to show you any affection? Well, I can’t help you with that, but the Emergency Bowtie can turn any self-centered slob into a self-center slob with a bowtie….and believe me, that’s a world of difference. This Emergence Bowtie comes in a neat little storage tin so you can have it on you at all times. If you and your man are out and about and suddenly your parents are headed your way, pull it out and put it on him. Voilà, your dad will think you have a respectable man even if he is wearing the Bad Chewie Hoodie and Adidas Hoth Skywalker Shoes. Fernando Contreras: el peor gato callejero Fernando Contreras: el peor gato callejero San José no existe. Toda ciudad es imaginada y a San José le faltan asideros donde sostener los recuerdos, donde anclar el imaginario, le faltan ciudadanos para ser ciudad y le sobran leyes prohibitivas y gorilas con macana. San José es un alfabeto al que le faltan letras, y por eso se oye tan triste, monótona, desmemoriada. Es la literatura urbana lo único que permite que siga existiendo, el único vínculo de la memoria y la gente con esta mole de concreto y asfalto.

Worst Case Scenario Survival Card Game Do you know what you’re supposed to do when you’re being chased by a swarm of angry bees? How about fending off a shark when you’re out swimming and happen to see one approaching you? These are obviously situations you won’t normally find yourself in, but that doesn’t mean there’s no possibility of it ever happening. A way to educate yourself while having a bit of fun is with the Worst Case Scenario Survival Card Game Tin, which is a portable, travel edition of the Worst Case Scenario Board Game. Video: Belle and Sebastian: "Crash" Pitchfork Secondhands: Forever 21: Animal Collective's Sung Tongs Interviews: Lavender Country Interviews: Damon Albarn The Out Door: Decades in the Making Paper Trail: Records Ruin the Landscape Update: Future Rising: Lee Interviews: Jonathan Glazer and Mica Levi Cover Story: Mac DeMarco: Mannish Boy Overtones: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Update: Girl Talk Situation Critical: Kevin Drew Cloud Nothings: Silent Shout Update: tUnE-yArDs Photo Galleries: Pitchfork SXSW Day Party Update: Owen Pallett Situation Critical: Hannibal Buress Photo Galleries: Festival NRMAL Rising: Viet Cong Ordinary Machines: The #Art of the Hashtag Photo Galleries: Show No Mercy SXSW Showcase Update: Fatima Al Qadiri Photo Galleries: Arcade Fire's Reflektor Tour Afterword: Robert Ashley Rising: Torn Hawk Update: Ramona Lisa Rising: Frankie Cosmos 5-10-15-20: Michael Azerrad When I'm Gone: Why Vivian Girls Mattered Update: Pharrell Williams Most Read News

Get Your Geek On! ya en acción Mañana se presenta documental Soy Cuba: mamut siberiano en Dokus al borde Los jurados internacionales de la Semana CINERGIA 2012, que comenzó este domingo 14 y se extenderá hasta el próximo 19 de octubre, se encuentran en proceso de evaluación de los 65 proyectos de largometrajes que se recibieron de Centroamérica y Cuba. El jurado otorgará apoyos financieros que oscilan entre los dos mil y 30 mil dólares, así como premios en asesorías en guión o la posibilidad de participar en un encuentro internacional de capacitación y/o mercados de coproducción. Los resultados se anunciarán el viernes 19 de octubre. Dicho jurado está integrado por el argentino Américo Castilla, la británica-costarricense Teresa Darby, el brasileño Vicente Ferraz, el mexicano Jorge Sánchez y la estadounidense Cristina Garza. Soy Cuba: el mamut siberiano

Geek Toys, Office Toys, Stress Balls, Cool Gadgets & Desk Toys at Paralelos Gnósticos en los Escritos de  Carlos Castañeda por John Lash del sitio Web MetaHistory traducción de Adela Kaufmann Versión original Los once libros de Carlos Castañeda registran su aprendizaje con un indio yaqui, don Juan Matus , quien interpreta para el escéptico antropólogo de Castañeda, el socrático mentor. Durante más de veinte años, Castañeda aprendió la teoría y la práctica de una nueva disciplina propuesta por su travieso y exigente maestro.

Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do. Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork. Nicky Phelan, Director de la Bella Durmiente Granny O'Grimm de A curmudgeonly grandmother offers her view of a classic story in Brown Bag Films’ brilliant Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty. The talented animators at Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films seem to have a soft spot for unreliable narrators. Back in 2001, under the direction of Cathal Gaffney, who co-founded the studio with Darragh O’Connell, they came up with a wonderful short about a schoolgirl who delivers her own version of the story of John the Baptist. Titled Give Up Yer Aul Sins, Gaffney’s short was nominated for an Oscar. This year, the new short by the studio, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, offers a twisted take on the classic fairy tale as seen through the eyes of a cranky grandma!