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…Christoph Rehage walked The Longest Way?

Christoph Rehage spent a year of his life walking 4646km through China, and during that time, he let his beard and hair grow wild while taking pictures of himself along the way.

The below video is a documentary of sorts of his travel, and it paints a pretty amazing picture of Christoph’s adventure:

[The Longest Way]

{Via: Kottke]

…Delta is giving their planes new colors?

Delta 747-400

When Delta Air Lines bought Northwest Airlines for $2.6 billion, it acquired 436 planes, including Airbus A330s, DC-9s, and 16 Boeing 747-400s, making it one of the only domestic airlines to fly the jumbo jet.

The only problem: All of them were painted in NWA colors. (Or livery as they call it in the airline industry.)

To fix that problem, Delta will spend more than two years painting more than 40,000 gallons of paint on their new birds, but it’s hard to picture what a 12 day paint job looks like on a plane the size of a football field, so Delta has put together a time-lapse video of the whole process that cuts it down to just three minutes:

What interesting is that at time-lapse speed, the painters on cherry pickers look like the arms of a robot, and the whole process becomes a well choreographed dance that makes it look easy.

[Delta Blog]

[Via: Wired]

…Jodhpur is blue?

Blue City

Jodhpur is a city of color, and is known as the Blue City for the color of its buildings.

Apparenlty, “most of the buildings in the old quarter are painted blue to signify the Bhraman (Priest) class, but non-Brahmins soon followed suit, as the color was said to deflect the heat and deter mosquitoes”. Soon, everything turned blue, and the view from the hilltops became a broad vision of indigo.

Be sure to visit Life In The Fast Lane for three more amazing ancient cities of color.

[Life In The Fast Lane - 4 Amazing Ancient Cities Of Color]

…Jason Lewis likes to travel?

Expedition 360 Map

Jason Lewis recently completed his journey around the world; a 13 year, 2 month and 23 day trip that makes him the first person to ever circumnavigate the globe (reach antipodal points on the surface of the globe) using only human power. (No motors or sails.)

Transportation included bicycles, in-line skates, kayaks, swimming, walking and a unique pedal powered boat, and he traveled over 45,000 miles, including five continents, two oceans and one sea.

During the trip, Jason was hit by a drunk driver, chased by a crocodile, harassed by pirates, and questioned as a suspected spy.

I can only hope it was worth it, because Jason Lewis apparently doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit’.

[Expedition 360]

[Via: Neatorama]

…LA has some great arcades?

Pac-Man

In the LA area and looking for a place to play some coin-op classics?

Gridskipper has put together a guide to LA’s Best, Weirdest, Coolest, and Dodgiest Arcades, and it’s a great list of gaming getaways. It’s time to start saving those quarters and stretching those thumbs, because button mashing nirvana is just a map away.

[Gridskipper - LA's Best, Weirdest, Coolest, Dodgiest Arcades]