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The dvent of digital photography has transformed how we view the world around us. The breadth and scope of our image capture devices has exploded. But not even the most ingenious action cam can compare to the sheer audacity of these awesome rigs collected by our friends at Ooobject.

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What is good in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women. How do you take what is good in life? By smashing some fucking skulls with these Papua New Guinean war shields. Beware the man who never dies.

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The wheels of progress may turn slowly, but they don't ever stop, as these nine landlords have learned the hard way. Our friends at Oobject have assembled the best examples of what resisting gentrification gets you.

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The gleaming 12m behemoths that shuttle suburban kids to school and back are useless on the crowded streets of Delhi. Throughout the developing world kids get to their daily lessons by any means possible — trike, rickshaw, even ox cart. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the coolest homebrew child transports.

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Dr John Harvey Kellogg, though most famous for his invention of the corn flake, also ran a very successful holistic sanitarium where the ill and infirmed would subject themselves to his unique medical practices. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 15 of the strangest restorative devices to ever come out of Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Whether you needed a vacuum-equipped razor, an in-the-shell egg scrambler, or the best damn rotisserie $US19.95 could buy, all one had to do was pick up the phone. Our friends at Oobject have collected nine of the coolest products you never knew you couldn't live without.

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While tanning beds are now the domain of irresponsible parents and young women looking for some skin cancer, their UV rays were originally designed as a (quasi) legitimate medical treatment. Get your dose of vitamin D with this Oobject-assembled collection of illuminating medical devices.

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As any mechanic — or conversely, six year old — can tell you, the need to disassemble things is one of our most base impluses because, well, how else would we see how stuff works? Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 such instances that toe the line between destruction and art.

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Say hello to the world's most visited destination — Times Square in New York City. This single attraction hosts more visitors every year than Canadia has residents. This collection of shots from our friends at Oobject illustrate the Square's radical evolution over the past century from former NYT publishing house to giant, glitter ball-topped billboard.

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Before there were GIFs there were motion pictures. And before film on reels, these "movies" were made up of actual printed still images that zipped in front of your eyes in rapid succession with the help of machinery. Our friends at Oobject collected a batch of crazy zoetropes and other machines, both and new, that create moving images. No Photoshop required.

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They may look as ridiculous as they sound but phoropters are essential eye-doctoring devices. These overgrown binoculars help optometrists measure an individual's refractive error, more commonly known as your eyeglass prescription, since the 19th century. Our friends at Oobject have collected the very best examples of phoropters since the Victorian Era.

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Exactly what part of "rocket sled" sounds like a good idea to you? I'll give you a hint: none of it. Separately sure, rockets and sleds can be slightly hazardous. But slap them together and you've got yourself a fuel-injected suicide machine. Just look at the carnage wrought this collection assembled by our friends at Oobject.

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Not every idea is a good idea when it comes to public architecture. In fact, some ideas are downright absurd — a Triumphal Elephant standing atop the Champs Elysees? Really? Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the wackiest national tributes to thankfully never be built.

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Regardless of the severity of the damage, a city rarely stay destroyed — even Chernobyl will be resettled eventually. And if these 12 reconstructed urban landscapes are any example, when it does get rebuilt, you'll want to double check the address.

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Slit-scan photography works much like a rolling shutter does — the sensor continually collects image data but the shutter never actually closes, hence its use in determining a "photo finish" — whatever crosses the camera's view first, appears first in the photo set. Or at least that's how its supposed to work.

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Ribbon dancing, synchronised diving, curling? These Olympic events push the definition of "sport" nearly to its breaking point but aren't even close to the oddest in the Games' 116-year history. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 contests that take the gold for absurdity.

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In the early days of manned flight, people generally had no clue what they were doing. If two wings could make the contraption fly, more wings must make it soar, right? Our friends at Oobject have assembled 15 of the most grandiose, excessive and redundant aeroplane wing designs of all time.

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Today's high tech football kit may be magnitudes more protective than the bits of moulded cow skin you see here but they're not nearly as intimidating. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 early examples of these bad arse cranial caretakers.