Cool photos from around the world, Italian police drive Lamborghini

Police on the Lazio Highway in Italy have the privilege of driving a slick Lamborghini Gallardo 560-4 in which to pursue speeders and criminals in high performance style. Valued at nearly $200,000, of the Gallardo was donated to the police department by the Lamborghini company. The car reaches a top speed of 203 mph and has 560 horsepower. Here’s a link to some videos of the super cop car in action.
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Photographer Martin Waugh painstakingly captures poetic fleeing moments using high speed photography. With a combination of dye, glycerine, soap and a glass ring, Waugh’s natural “liquid sculptures” are created without the aid of any computer enhancement or retouching.
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Mahouts, or elephant drivers, train elephants in the first mahout training school in Thrissur in the state of Kerala in south western India. 64 elephants live in a jungle sanctuary and are cared for by 177 mahouts. Elephants are assigned to one caregiver who will train, feed, bathe and drive it daily, a relationship that will “last a lifetime” between the elephant and its driver.
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Gus, the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in northern California, has sadly passed away at the age of nine after a battle with cancer. A Chinese crested breed, Gus was a three-legged rescue pup from an abusive environment who went on to fame. RIP Gus.
Credit: BARM/Fame Pictures. Photos from 12/7/07

Someone has inevitably created a piece of toast with Presidential Elect Barack Obama’s face on it, like the 2004 Virgin Mary’s face on toast that fetched $28k on eBay and went on to inspire countless copycats. Current bidding on eBay for this unoriginal item has reached $207.50. In case you’re interested in some inspiring imagery on your morning toast, there’s a pop art toaster that lets you select from general clip-art type pictures like smiley faces, a daisy, and hearts.
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Photos from the The 66th International Bicycle and Motorcycle Show, in Pho-Pero, Milan, which opened on 11/5/08. It is “the biggest and most important 2-wheeler event in the world.”
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  1. Victoria says:

    The Virgin Mary? Ha! I thought it was George Washington at first glance.

  2. Kim says:

    Police driving Lamborghinis? WRONG, WRONG WRONG! I am so jealous. I love that car.

  3. curegirl0421 says:

    That looks more like Elvis to me. Definitely not the virgin mary though, unless she recently got a bouffant hairdo.

    That vespa is BITCHIN AND I WANT IT.

  4. Celebitchy says:

    That’s not supposed to be the Virgin Mary. Read what I wrote:
    Like the 2004 Virgin Mary’s face on toast that fetched $28k on eBay and went on to inspire countless copycats, someone has inevitably created a piece of toast with Presidential Elect Barack Obama’s face on it.

    I will reword it so the Obama part is first.

  5. Frenchie says:

    I hope we are not going to be disapointed and that the barack’s toast is not going to mold as the one of the virgin didn’t… We all wait for miracles in that new chapter !

  6. Kaiser says:

    That Vespa kicks ass. And the toast looks like Dubya, not Obama. Hail to Our New Toast Overlord!

  7. dr.grrl says:

    mmmmm toast!

    yes we can!

  8. JaundiceMachine says:

    Thanks for posting such rad pictures. I really love the elephant pictures – Kerala is such beautiful country . . . I wonder if the mahouts are teaching their elephants the tenants of communism?

  9. GimmeABreak says:

    Everyone pack their bags! We’re movin’ to Italy and becoming Law Enforcement Officers!!

  10. Howdy there,Fantastic blogging dude! i am Fed up with using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.
    PS:Have you considered putting video to your web site to keep the visitors more interested?I think it works.Kind regards, Claudio Labuff