Navy’s Electromagnetic Plane Launch
|3:31:42 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010|
"Steam-fired Navy planes are so passe. Over the weekend, the Navy used a huge electric charge to catapult a manned flight into the air.
Year in Photos: Afghanistan War
|3:19:31 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010|
The Oldest Crayon in the Box by Ben Douglass
|6:15:45 AM, Monday, December 20, 2010|
Parachute Skiing Down Mt. Superior in Utah
|4:05:57 AM, Monday, December 20, 2010|
Good Cop, Batman
|12:38:24 AM, Monday, December 20, 2010|
-- Whoa! Did not see that coming... hahaha Yes, I was so impressed/obsessed with Lego Black Ops, I looked up some of these guys' other work.
Formula 1 Goes Green: F1 Will Introduce New Four Cylinder Engines by 2013
|4:45:53 PM, Sunday, December 19, 2010|
"The FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has approved new regulations which will see the 2.4 litre V8s currently used by Formula One teams replaced by four cylinder 1.6 litre engines from 2013. The decision to give the go-ahead to the changes follows lengthy discussions between the FIA, engine manufacturers and specialists.
The more environmentally-friendly units are expected to deliver a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption, whilst providing the same level of performance enjoyed by today's F1 drivers. Energy recovery systems and additional energy management will be utilised to ensure this is possible.
“The WMSC approved the introduction of a new specification engine from 2013, underlining the FIA’s commitment to improving sustainability and addressing the needs of the automotive industry,” explained the FIA. “Following dialogue with the engine manufacturers and experts in this field, the power units will be four cylinders, 1.6 litre with high pressure gasoline injection up to 500 bar.”
Rev limits on the new engines will be reduced from the current 18,000 rpm to a maximum of 12,000 rpm.
An additional revision to the 2013 regulations will see a drop in the number of engines at drivers' disposal. Currently they can use eight units a season without penalty, but this will be limited to five in 2013 and reduced to four for subsequent seasons."
-- What is this sacrilegious nonsense!?! via Current
Lego Black Ops
|5:55:12 PM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
Parrot Singing Drowning Pool, Let the Bodies Hit the Floor!
|3:30:15 PM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
-- FloooooOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRR!!! The most bad-ass parrot you'll ever witness.
Denver Post Plog: The Year in Pictures
|3:00:59 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
The year brought stories of great tragedy both in the United States and the world. The gulf oil spill put New Orleans through devastation it had not seen since the hurricane. In Haiti, a massive earthquake made an already bad situation for those who live there even worse.
A street vendor tries to keep the crowd from stealing her goods in Port-au-Prince on January 24, 2010. Police in the Haitian capital counted their losses and gathered their forces today, preparing for a surge in crime they are certain will follow the devastating January 12 earthquake.
Pakistani flood survivors try to catch food bags from an army helicopter in Lal Pir on August 7, 2010. Pakistan raced to evacuate families threatened with fresh floods, as heavy rains worsened the disaster, with up to 15 million people affected.
Chilean miner Osman Araya is welcomed by his wife Angelica as he comes out of the Fenix capsule after been brought to the surface on October 13, 2010 following a 10-week ordeal in the collapsed San Jose mine, near Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago, Chile. Araya was the sixth from the 33 trapped miners to be lifted from underground.
-- A stunning, albeit more than a little discouraging, collection of images. Please take a look, I could not pick one photo to sum up this gallery.
Billy West Does Cartoon Voices
|2:41:59 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
MonoSquare XX by Septian Budiyanto
|2:35:08 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
Ladybug Playing with Sprinkles?!
|2:26:09 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
23,096 Stuffed Animals Bombard a Hockey Rink
|2:19:14 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
"While tossing hats onto the ice when a player scores three goals might be hockey's most famous tossing tradition, it simply doesn't compare to the Technicolor grandeur of 23,096 teddy bears and other stuffed animals blanketing the rink as they did at the Calgary Hitmen game on Sunday.
For 16 years the Hitmen, who were co-owned by and named after former WWF champion Bret Hart, have held a Teddy Bear Toss to benefit over 50 charities in Alberta that work with children. On Monday, after the 23,000-strong toss, the players hand-delivered teddy bears to the Alberta Children's Hospital.
The fans bring the stuffed animals to the game and then wait for the first goal to be scored. For the 16,844 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome watching the Hitmen take on the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday, the honor went to Cody Sylvester at 3:49 of the first period. He scored, and the mayhem started and continued for 40 minutes while play was delayed. "It's unbelievable," Sylvester told the Examiner after the game. "Scoring in front of all those fans and all those teddy bears coming down on you -- it's a pretty special moment..."
Bags from Gap’s ‘FEED USA’ Campaign Actually Made in China
|2:09:55 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
“Gap's well-meaning anti-hunger charity campaign FEED USA has hit a bit of a messaging road bump.
The FEED USA bags that are intended to raise money for the country's school lunch programs were made in China, not America, despite promotional materials that declared otherwise, according to a photo snapped by one eagle-eyed shopper, shown. The patriotic bags adorned with American flags are advertised with materials that proclaim they are "Made in USA," which you can see in these photos reportedly taken by Thomas Martin (flagged by the blog BrandChannel).
Two of the five FEED USA bags listed on Gap's website are said to be "imported," but the bag shown in the photo above is described as made in the USA on the website. The bags cost between $19.50 to $39.50, and for each bag bought, $5 goes to school lunch programs.
We'll update this post with comment from Gap's PR department once someone there gets back to us...”
Rainbow by mrizalcs
|1:59:09 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2010|
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