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Re: Whoa!

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Post by Tunnelcat » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:32 pm

She's very good. That instrument sounds like an entire orchestra.
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She does a great job. Thanks Sigma!
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Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:53 am

I'd like a small piece of this thing to land in my back yard sometime.

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Re: Whoa!

Post by Ferno » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:51 pm

whoa. organs got very high tech all of a sudden.
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Post by sigma » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:11 am

Homemade, ultralight, super passable ATV.
And you can do it yourself in your home garage. http://www.mtv-t.ru/

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Post by sigma » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:27 am

Анатолий Белощин (Anatoly Beloshchin) - Russian diver and photographer. He recently found in a flooded cave in Mexico unusual natural phenomenon - underwater river. To make these pictures, the diver descends to a depth of about 60 meters. If you look closely, you can see sandy beaches, driftwood and fallen leaves - as in any river.
Sea water is saturated with hydrogen sulfide, much heavier than normal. Due to its gravity, it falls down and forms a stream that is very similar to the river.
P.S. Fans of beautiful pictures can become acquainted with the work of Anatoly on his website http://anatoly.pro/photos

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Re: Whoa!

Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:55 am

Biggest wave ever surfed....so far.

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Post by sigma » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:11 pm

Heck, it's not a wave, and a tsunami! These guys definitely adrenaline maniacs... One of the most insane things I've made in my life, that I once swam in the nighttime in the sea in a violent storm on the Black sea. I wanted to prove to myself that I can do it. As a result, the sea was dragged me very far from shore. I had a hard swim to shore, guided only by the lights of the hotel away. Then I am absolutely exhausted, I lay on the beach, but was happy that I did it. However, now I never swam in the sea in a storm :lol:
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Re: Whoa!

Post by sigma » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:56 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, Bethany Hamilton. Admiration.

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Post by Tunnelcat » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:52 pm

She's strong to go back into shark infested water again. Good for her. I hope she doesn't lose another body part, or her life, to another shark again.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:53 pm

Creepy. Check out the rest of the scans in the link below. The actual forms were cast by archaeologists by pouring plaster into the voids left by the Pompeii victims long after they'd been entombed in ash and decomposed. Their bones still remained inside the voids and were then encased in the plaster, hence the need for a CAT scan to see what was inside.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/69446/re ... ii-victims

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Post by sigma » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:15 pm

Wow! I don't believe it.. He preserved better than many of the mummies
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Post by Tunnelcat » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:00 pm

sigma, it's not a mummy. What happened was when Mt. Vesuvius erupted near Pompeii long ago, all those poor victims were trapped and buried in hot volcanic ash. The ash soon cooled and hardened around the bodies and the soft tissue eventually decomposed or burned away. This left a void or empty space shaped like a human mold, that still contained their bones since the bones were all that remained. What archaeologists did was to pour plaster into those voids, which essentially made plaster statues out of all those victims. Then they dug those now hardened plaster casts out of the rock and sent them through a CAT scanner to see what their bones looked like inside the plaster. It is pretty lifelike I'll have to admit.
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Post by sigma » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:33 pm

Of course, this is not a mummy. How else could you be called in one word all those poor victims were trapped and buried in hot volcanic ash?
Nevertheless, it is still amazing.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:00 pm

Not a pleasant way to die for sure. We had a few people die that way when Mt. St. Helens in Washington State blew up in 1980. The bodies have never been found.
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Re: Whoa!

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Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:41 pm

Whoa! A real life Columbia (the city in Bioshock Infinite). Well, sort of real, like in mirage real. :wink:

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Post by sigma » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:42 pm

And in China such mirages happen quite often.
I also liked this



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Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:06 pm

Cool. :)
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Among other things, is simply fascinating, prehistoric sound coming from breaks megatons of ice. Awesome!

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Post by Tunnelcat » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:07 pm

Awesome indeed! I love the sounds it made. It's also interesting to see that huge ice mass actually flipping upside down. I wouldn't want to be standing on top of that ice when it does that either. :o

This is interesting. Now we know why Mars has almost no atmosphere now. It doesn't have a magnetic field and there's a strong solar wind blowing it into space.

http://www.space.com/31031-mars-atmosph ... maven.html

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Re: Whoa!

Post by Duper » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:54 am

Wireless Bungee jumping is here. (sort of) :shock:
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Post by sigma » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:39 pm

You won't persuade me to do it even for the good of ton of sausage.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:44 pm

Duper, is this thing serious? They don't show how they get him on the ground once he's caught by the magnetic field. What do they do, turn the power off and drop him the rest of the way like a sack of potatoes? :lol:
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Post by Duper » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:33 pm

well, was over water. They could have just tossed him a rope. You can also modulate the power to the field so that he could be lowered. But good point! :lol:
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Prepare for...

1. See 30 seconds on the GIF (important)
2. Look at the pictures



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Re: Whoa!

Post by Tunnelcat » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:53 pm

Hmmm, twisty space! Nice one sigma.

Now this deformity is just gross. A chimera perhaps? It looks like part of a separate jaw and teeth grew out of this lion's head. Ick!

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/09/us/idaho- ... index.html

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Post by sigma » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:31 pm

This lion is even more strange.

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Post by Tunnelcat » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:28 pm

Stuffed toy abuse! :mrgreen:
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Post by Sergeant Thorne » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:37 pm

Duper wrote:well, was over water. They could have just tossed him a rope. You can also modulate the power to the field so that he could be lowered. But good point! :lol:
Guys, that was a commercial for wireless charging. Not a real thing.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:58 pm

Nice! But unfortunately, that map is the only way most people who live in or near big cities can see the Milky Way anymore, unless they go to a very remote place, far from man-made light pollution.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016 ... e-science/
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Post by sigma » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:43 pm

I am well familiar with it, because in Moscow to see not only the stars, but even the bright lights of planes almost impossible (in the video it is clearly visible why)
Despite the fact that in a country house (35 kilometers from Moscow) can be clearly seen a stars, Venus in the morning, meteors in August and comets flying close, however the most beautiful Milky Way I see in the south, when I am on vacation.

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Re: Whoa!

Post by Tunnelcat » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:24 am

Это либо любовь, либо собственность маркировки. :lol:

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Post by sigma » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:31 am

It seems that the laddie was doused with Catnip :)
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Re: Whoa!

Post by Tunnelcat » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:08 am

Human slingshot. Better hope you don't pass out during the launch. The landing would be a pain.



Easy new way to parallel park your car for those who've never taken driver's education.

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Post by sigma » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:05 pm

Nice. I think he felt not bad g-force during takeoff )

On bald car tires without tread probably driving will not less comfortable in the rain. Although Formula One tires bald too, but rain tyres still with tread.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:57 am

sigma wrote:Nice. I think he felt not bad g-force during takeoff )

On bald car tires without tread probably driving will not less comfortable in the rain. Although Formula One tires bald too, but rain tyres still with tread.
That's probably why those tires won't work in the real world. They are too smooth for adequate traction in the rain or snow. But they sure make parallel parking easier, especially for those who have never taken driver's education, which includes most of the younger drivers in the U.S. now. :lol:
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