Author Archives: Chompsky

Behold: the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta.

First launched in 1964, the 275 GTB was the first Ferrari with independent rear suspension and a transaxle. Though it received several design and engine upgrades during its run, this Alloy Berlinetta is the rarest of the rare: the first of eight alloy bodied 320bhp V12 GTBs, fully restored with all-original parts and factory colours.

Bids start at €3 million but probably won’t end there.


Australia is a continent, in fairness. The work of cartographer David Garcia.

Curse you, Mindanao. 

Explore it in detail here.

MORE: It’s Not Easy to Map the 100 Largest Islands in the World (Atlas Obscura)


An animation showing the 1.255 light second distance between us and the moon (the Sun is about 8 light minutes from us) created by planetary scientist Dr. James O’Donoghue using NASA imagery. and that’s not all. To wit:

This is the distance between the Earth and Moon with the correct sizes and scales. The real-time speed of light is also shown.

(Image: ‘Moonrise over Earth’ by Detlev Van Ravenswaay)


A 17cm tall Model 37 (‘Bleeding Edge’) Iron Man action figure from japanese maker Revoltech – complete with 37 points of articulation and a huge array of accessories from  missiles and energy bursts to replacement hands and extending armour panels.

Available this June for about €75 (+P&P).


A Sankey visualisation of how people misspell the name ‘Gyllenhaal’ – one of a series of frequently misspelled words on Reddit (identified by proximity to uncertainty indicators like ‘sp?’) collated and analysed by Colin Morris.


A short by German animator Andreas Hykade that tells the story of a kiwi bird’s descent into addiction as he develops a yen for mysterious golden nuggets.

Part of today’s inebriated wildlife theme.


Caitriona writes:

Here’s a chunk of wandering asphalt that looks like Ireland to add to your collection. 

Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland to

Related: The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (Aidan Coughlan, New Island, €5)