Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Brakes Failed!

Emergency in the port of Odessa, Ukraine. The brakes of the RHL Fidelitas failed and it crashed into a coastal ship and the shore proper. The incident happened in May 2011.
(p/s : Just how do this particular ship "brakes"?)

Top 5 Herbivores You Probably Want To Avoid

5. Gelada Baboon

Gelada baboons are truly impressive monkeys, with those huge manes and severe flat faces. They are unique to the mountains of Ethiopia where they feed mostly on grass. Usually peaceful, but they are armed with some of nature’s most terrifying set of teeth. Although they seldom, if ever, attack humans in the wild, zoo specimens have been known to be extremely savage and aggressive.

Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation

Midair collisions, on-board fires, a fatigued fuselage that turned a plane into a high-altitude convertible - out of these tragedies arose major technological advances in flight safety that keep air travel routine today. Flying in a jetliner is extraordinarily safe: There has been only one fatal crash in the United States in the past five years, an astounding record considering that more than 30,000 flights take off every day. How did flying get so reliable? In part, because of accidents that triggered crucial safety improvements. Here are 10 plane crashes that changed the aviation standards.

Squirrel That Gatecrashed Holiday Snap

Crasher the squirrel hit the headlines after he popped up in a photo taken by Melissa Brandt and her husband in Banff National Park in Canada. Since then he's gone global - with the help of a little photo trickery. Hundreds of people have superimposed the curious interloper onto famous pictures from around the world.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Prison Vs Work

Let's ponder these points....

The next step is yours....
(this is just a joke, don't take it too seriously!)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

5 Creatively Recycled And DIY 747s

Image by Alan Radecki

The awesome Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet revolutionised commercial air travel. With more than 1,400 rolled off the production line to date, this select group is revolutionising the Jumbo’s life-after-flight potential, from environmental consideration to the world’s wildest recycled home and hostel.

10 Dumb Things Said During Job Interviews

We've all experienced it. That sinking feeling that occurs when the job interview that was going so well suddenly goes off track. Maybe it's the expression on the hiring manager's face, or the awkward pause that ensues, but there is little doubt when it happens.

Common interview mistakes, of course, include bad mouthing your former employer, failing to adequately research the company or the position and just plain talking too much. Careerbuilder.com, a job posting site, publishes an annual list of 10 interview blunders, including asking the hiring manager for a ride home or flushing the toilet during a phone interview.

Thanks to the rise of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, dumb interview moves are taking on a new character. The urge to share everything about one's life with friends and strangers via cyberspace is invading the very private atmosphere of the recruiter's office. Moreover, the need to stand out in the information cacophony of the Web has increased the pressure to seem unique and special.

Celebrities And Their Mothers

A compilation of famous actors and their lovely mothers.

Fuel-Efficient Supersonic Biplane

Beginning in 1969, the Concorde – the world’s first supersonic passenger jet – ferried travelers across the Atlantic in just over three hours. But there were several challenges associated with the Concorde: The sonic boom it created was a drag, and because only 20 of them were ever produced, they were financial losers. Now, an engineer at MIT has come up with a design concept for a supersonic biplane that would solve all of the problems that plagued the Concorde while boosting fuel efficiency.

Supersonic Green Machine

This future aircraft design concept for supersonic flight over land comes from the team led by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The team's simulation shows possibility for achieving overland flight by dramatically lowering the level of sonic booms through the use of an "inverted-V" engine-under wing configuration. Other revolutionary technologies help achieve range, payload and environmental goals.

This concept is one of two designs presented in April 2010 to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for its NASA Research Announcement-funded studies into advanced supersonic cruise aircraft that could enter service in the 2030-2035 timeframe.

Source: http://www.nasa.gov

Bulgaria Is The Home Of The Worst Bike Lanes

It seems like the bike lanes in Bulgaria are the worst bike lanes in the world.

Thousands of Swallowed Objects Form Curious Collection

By Marc Hartzman

In a museum filled with preserved abnormal fetuses, giant and dwarf skeletons, and an 8-foot colon, what makes a cabinet full of safety pins, small trinkets and other random items one of the most fascinating exhibits?

For starters, each one of these objects - and there are thousands - was swallowed and extracted. The curious can get a closer look at the carefully catalogued items at the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

The collection was assembled and donated to the museum by Chevalier Jackson, a pioneering laryngologist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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