Chinese Men Build Homemade Airbus A320 Passenger Jet


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The homemade Airbus A320 jet plane made by Chinese farmer Zhu Yue is being built at an open space in Kaiyuan city, northeast China’s Liaoning province.

As a plane lover since childhood, the farmer, Zhu Yue, has always wanted to have an aircraft of his own. The model is being built at a factory in an industrial park of Kaiyuan, in northeast China’s Liaoning.

Being a 1:1 scale model of an Airbus A320, it is 37.84 meters in length, 36 meters in width, and 12 meters in height. Zhu has used 40 tons of steel and spent over 800,000 RMB (about $121K) to date. The model is expected to be completed around May this year.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/chinese-men-build-homemade-airbus-a320-passenger-jet/

Inside The Chinese Sex Doll Factory


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With China facing a massive gender gap and a greying population, a company wants to hook up lonely men and retirees with a new kind of companion: “Smart” sex dolls that can talk, play music and turn on dishwashers.

The company makes 400 custom dolls per month, up from 10 in 2009. It began research into sexbots in mid-2016 and now employs 120 people with plans to expand. On the factory floor for “traditional” sex dolls, buyers can customise each doll for height, skin tone, breast size, amount of pubic hair, eye colour and hair colour. But the most popular dolls have pale skin, huge boobs and measure between five foot two and five foot seven tall.


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EXDOLL has ambitions to apply artificial intelligence to make dolls so lifelike that they could cure loneliness among the country’s huge singletons population. There are 33.6 million more men than women in the country of 1.4 billion people which means many frustrated young men getting little or no bedroom action.


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Seated between two non-robotic silicon companions, one in a short black skirt and a smaller model in a schoolgirl outfit, marketing director Wu Xingliang explained his company’s products could solve this.


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He said: “China has a shortage of women, and this is a factor in why there’s this demand, but they’re not just for sex”.


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This is because the bots can also have conversations and do some household chores. The country is estimated to make more than 80 per cent of the world’s sex toys, with over a million people employed in the country’s $6.6billion industry.


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In the next year, EXDOLL hopes to roll out more advanced robots featuring artificial intelligence technology, complex facial expressions and body movements, voice recognition systems and eyes that can follow people’s movements.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/inside-chinese-sex-doll-factory/

This Japanese Machine Gun Camera Was Used In World War II

A Japanese “machine gun” camera has popped on eBay. The camera, which was used in war-time during the World War II era, can be yours for a price of $4,499.

The Konishoruko Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 camera was used for military training exercises. Before the age of tiny digital cameras broadcasting live feeds, air forces around the world mounted large film cameras onto fighter planes for both actual battles and training. The battle cameras were used to confirm kills for pilots, while training gun cameras were used to evaluate how accurate fighter pilots were without having to use live rounds.

More info: eBay (h/t: petapixel)






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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/japanese-machine-gun-camera-used-world-war-ii/

The Vintage Beauty Of Soviet Control Rooms

Just for the pleasure, a selection of vintage control rooms dating back to the Soviet era! A beautiful collection of control rooms filled with large buttons and analog dials, long before the democratization of computers and screens.

More info: Present And Correct (h/t: ufunk, sobadsogood)




















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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/vintage-beauty-soviet-control-rooms/

Photographer Analyzes Brain Waves To Construct Portraits Of People’s Ideal Selves

Everyone wants to change at least one thing about themselves. No matter how many cheesy songs are written about embracing your imperfections, we all still catch ourselves occasionally thinking about our ideal appearances where all our “flaws” are corrected.

Photographer Scott Chasserot was able to bring a few people’s ideal selves to life through his project “Original Ideal,” which was described as a combination of “portrait photography and neuroscience” on his website. Chasserot took simple and unadorned head shots of his volunteers, then by using an editing software, he made dozens of altered versions based on the “scientifically established canons of beauty.”

By presenting the edited photos to the volunteers while they wore EEG headsets, Chasserot was able to analyze their brain waves and identify which version they preferred the most based on positive neural reactions. The preferred photo was then labeled as their “ideal” appearance.

“What do we find instinctively beautiful in the human face and how does this translate to self-image? What assumptions would we make about another person if we could see their ideal self-image? Original Ideal combines portrait photography and neuroscience to isolate the subjects’ ideal self image, a cerebrally sincere preference obtained by circumventing conscious thought.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/photographer-analyzes-brain-waves-construct-portraits-peoples-ideal-selves/

This Elderly Couple Bought Their Household Appliances In 1950s, 50 Years Later They Still Work!


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Sydney and Rachel Saunders from Exeter, UK, an elderly couple, both in their 80s, have been using the same home appliances that they bought over half a century ago! Their tumble dryer, boiler, cooker, and washing machine cost them just £146 GBP ($193 USD) when they first purchased them way back in 1956, and somewhat incredibly, they continue to work to this day.

“Things were made better in those days, they were more durable and stronger,” said Mr Saunders, a retired accountant. “We were given the washing machine when we were married – 62 years ago – and the last time it was used was 12 years ago,” added his wife Rachel, a retired carer. “As far as I know it’s still in full working order, it just leaks a bit. You just don’t get appliances made like that today.”

The couple have finally decided to part with their antique appliances after all these years, but Mr Saunders isn’t bothered about how much they might get for selling them.

“I’d like them to go to a museum or something like that so they can be preserved,” he said.

h/t: boredpanda


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/this-elderly-couple-bought-their-household-appliances-in-1950s-50-years-later-they-still-work/

This Is How The Practical Miniatures For Blade Runner 2049 Were Created

Today we’re going to take a fantastic look behind the scenes from the Weta Workshop team and how they created the amazing miniatures from Blade Runner 2049 neo-noir sci-fi film directed by Denis Villeneuve.

They published a video and also added some pictures on their Facebook page about how they build up there cinematography and concept design of miniatures from Blade Runner 2049.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/this-is-how-the-practical-miniatures-for-blade-runner-2049-were-created/

“The Stereo Cycles Of Sicily”: Palermo Teens Pump Up The Velo


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Bici Palermo Tuning – a group of teenagers from the Sicilian capital Palermo – spend anything up to €1,300 customising their bikes with car batteries and multiple speakers to develop thunderous sound systems. The police are not impressed.

The music they play depends on personal taste, but many choose neo-melodico, a genre from southern Italy that merges contemporary lyrics with traditional melodies. Some of the sound systems put out 1,250 watts and can shake the windows of shops and cars as the group rides past.

h/t: theguardian


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/the-stereo-cycles-of-sicily-palermo-teens-pump-up-the-velo/

Soviet Mystery Amphibious Vehicle Has Been Discovered In Chelyabinsk

One local man, Ivan Ivanov, discovered the odd vehicle and shared it over VK, the Russian social network.

He claim it weights around 600kg with a length of 4530mm, a width of 1900mm and a height of 1490mm. Aluminium chassis, slick james-bond design, amphibious, this is like real super hero vehicle. A mysterious amphibious vehicle created back in 1950’s by the Design Bureau of the Chelyabinsk tractor hydraulics plant.

h/t: slavforum



SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/soviet-mystery-amphibious-vehicle-has-been-discovered-in-chelyabinsk/

Vice Photographer Captures Porn Convention With A Thermal Camera


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According to Vice Magazine: “From the 12th to the 15th of October 2017, tens of thousands of erotica enthusiasts gathered at the 21st annual VENUS International Erotic Trade Fair in Berlin to meet their favourite porn stars, watch live sex shows and shop the latest in BDSM accessories.

That many people with sex on the brain in one confined conference space are bound to produce some heat. I wanted to see how much heat that would be exactly, so I brought a thermal imaging camera to the fair. The camera, provided by Flir, measures the infrared radiation emitted by hot objects up to 2,000 degrees Celsius. That means the camera allowed me to see the warmth emitted by everything I pointed it at – and, in this case, I pointed it at people who were watching someone get naked, or partaking in a bit of sensuous flogging. The more heat a specific area generates, the lighter it comes across on camera.”

More info: Vice

A live dominatrix demonstration on the main stage of the fetish area of the fair.

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A girl dancing on stage during a live show.

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The camera even captured hand marks left on the the bodies of performers by the crowds.

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Two people kissing.

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Couples are given the opportunity to tie their partner up, and whip them gently. This woman is being tied up as her partner looks on.

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A group of men browsing through the DVD collection on offer.

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Rows of dismantled sex doll heads.

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A photographer taking a shot of a stripper.

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Three sex dolls on display.

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A crowd gathering around a fetish performance.

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A woman taking a break from the fair.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/10/vice-photographer-captures-porn-convention-with-a-thermal-camera/