Polar Bear Roaming London

polarbearroamingIf you find yourself commuting in London on the ‘Tube and spot a giant polar bear … it’s not real.  To promote Sky Atlantic’s new program Fortitude, a team of Hollywood SFX crew made a animatronic polar bear.  And inside, you will find 2 people controlling the bear.

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“The Longest and Highest Urban Cable Car”

lapazcablecarVacation time is approaching and like my fellow Retrenders super-blogger Stephen Jang, we did the backpack of Europe adventures and hit-up certain parts of Asia, but I think it’s time to look to South America.  When you’re in the record books for “the longest and highest urban cable car in the world,” well that certainly peaks my interest and I definitely need to go to Bolivia to ride this.

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Chris Burden’s Metropolis II

LACMA – Chris Burden’s Metropolis II

Artist Chris Burden took 4 years to build this complicated city in motion sculpture – Metropolis II.  A mix of HO scale train sets, specific built roadways and highway system built around an incredible looking city.  Over 100,000 miniature cars speed around the tracks at 240 mph on a magnet system.  Check out this really cool mini-documentary:

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