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Month: September 2017

3 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

3 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1947 Norman Timbs Special Information No other automobile looks like the 1947 Norman Timbs Special, with its front-mounted cockpit and curves leading to a raindrop tail. Timbs, an Indy racing engineer, made the car with a Buick Straight 8 engine placed at the rear of the chassis. Look to racers like the 1937 Auto Union Type C for indications of Timbs inspiration. Pictures Videos Useful Links businessinsider.com conceptcarz.com cardesignnews.com thevintagenews.com kustomrama.com carstuffshow.com

2 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

2 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1942 Oeuf Electrique Information Paul Arzens (1903-1990) was a  French industrial designer of railway locomotives and motor cars. Arzens was born in Paris, at an address along the Boulevard des Batignolles  (fr) on the northern side of the city. As a young man he studied at the cole des Beaux-Arts and soon gained recognition as a talented artist able at this stage, unusually, to live reasonably well on the sales proceeds from his paintings. This gave him enough time to pursue other interests in…

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1 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

1936 Stout Scarab Information The history of automotive design is littered with bold attempts to create vehicles so different in how they look and how they work that they render obsolete everything that?s come before. The most daring of these are usually concept cars, which are not limited by practicality or government regulations and can therefore allow automakers to really push the limits. For its latest exhibit, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has assembled 17 of the most…

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White Giraffe

White Giraffe

Information A villager in Kenya was herding animals one day recently when he came upon a head-turning sight. A ghostly creature with a mighty long neck was grazing off in the distance. Upon closer inspection, the vision was revealed to be a female reticulated giraffe tall, majestic and preternaturally white and she was accompanied by a smaller apparition: a pale baby giraffe. The sightings in June, in Garissa County near the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy, sent the villager scurrying off to…

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The Blue Dragon

The Blue Dragon

Information Glaucus atlanticus (common names include the sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug) is a species of small, blue sea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a shell-less gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae. These sea slugs are pelagic: they float upside down by using the surface tension of the water to stay up, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus is camouflaged: the blue side…

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Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot

Information The purple color of these carrots is actually due to anticyclonic pigments. The history of these carrots can be traced back to Rome and Central Asia, where they were grown as early as the 10th century. Purple carrots, still orange on the inside, were sold in British stores starting in 2002. Pictures

White Peacock

White Peacock

Information These majestically beautiful creatures are a rare species of the peacock. White peacocks are not albinos; they have a genetic mutation that is known as Leucism, which causes the lack of pigments in the plumage. Pictures Videos Useful Links treehugger.com cuteness.com

White Humpback Whale

White Humpback Whale

Information An albino humpback whale that travels up and down the east coast of Australia became famous in the local media on account of its extremely rare, all-white appearance. Migaloo is the only known all-white humpback whale and is known to be a true albino. First sighted in 1991, and believed to be three to five years old at that time, Migaloo was named for an indigenous Australian word for “white fella”. Migaloo was shown to be male in 2004…

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