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Wait, is NASA making weather balloons shaped like a Rubik's Cube now?

Nah, it's one of the many art installations sprinkled over the dusty playa at Burning Man 2009. This year's theme is Evolution: A Tangled Bank. Safe travels if you're a weekend burner, and don't forget the white distilled vinegar to neutralise the super-fine alkaline playa dust!

One year later (and having travelled around three continents since), I'm still spotting in random places, most recently in my hiking shoes. [San Francisco Chronicle]

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