Steve Irwin poses with Harriet the tortoise who died in 2006 at
the age of 176. Harriet was a pet of Charles Darwin in 1835.
A young Saddam Hussein knows how to impress the ladies.
The World’s Largets Cave: Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam. It
is so massive that it even has its own weather systems.
Clouds will form inside the cave!
Amazing prosthetic leg design by industrial designer Scott
Four African girls have created a generator that produces
Electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel.
Huacahina Oasis in Pisco, Peru.
30mm AHEAD Shrapnel Shell
AHEAD stands for Advanced Hit
Efficiency And Destruction
This round is filled with 152 tungsten cylinders weighing 3.3
This round, like most shrapnel rounds, is designed to explode
just before reaching it’s target, thereby scattering the
tungsten cylinders in a cone pattern. The tungsten shrapnel
continues forward at extreme speed and impacts the target over a
much broader area than a regular round would effect. Because it
causes moderate damage over a wide area this round is
particularly well suited for point defense, ie, shooting down
incoming missiles and aircraft that get too close.
The fuse (which is located just behind the tungsten cylinders)
is essentially just a really accurate timer. The timer is set
wirelessly via coils built into the gun immediately before each
individual round is fired. Although I wasn’t able to find a very
comprehensive guide on this round, I image they also adjust the
timer to control the spread of shrapnel for different targets.
Detonating the round sooner, further from the target, would
cause a wider spread of shrapnel but do less damage per area.
Whereas detonating the round later, closer to the target, would
cause a tighter spread of shrapnel and do more damage per target
A 31 year-old man is dating this 91 year-old great grandmother.
School lunch in Sweeden.
School lunch in China.
A scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Inside the Hubble.
Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field
displays nearly 10,000 galaxies across the observable Universe
in both visible and near-infrared light. The smallest, reddest
galaxies are among the youngest known, existing when the
Universe was just 800 million years old.
To get this image, the Hubble Telescope focused its camera for
10 days on a very tiny, apparently empty region of sky. The area
it focused on was about the size of the head of a pin, if a pin
was held at arms-length.
They chose the direction due to the lack of foreground stars in
our own galaxy; in that way they were able to observe out into
the inter-galactic medium with minimal interference and view up
to 13.2 billion light years away in time and space. Really they
were looking into the largcale structure of the universe which
resembles something like the picture above.
Variables in chocolate chip cookie recipies.
Bridge over icy waters.
A 400 year old German packlock and key.
A boxing match at Yankee Stadium in 1933.
L-3 Warrior Systems Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle
L-3 Warrior Systems, the night vision
division of L-3, has developed and fielded one of the
biggest innovations in night vision technology with the
Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle (GPNVG-18). The purpose
of the GPNVG-18 is to provide the operator more information
under goggles, allowing him to more quickly move through the
OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act).
striking feature of the GPNVG-18 is the presence of four
separate image intensifier tubes with four separate
objective lenses arrayed in a panoramic orientation. The
center two lenses point forward like traditional dual-tube
goggles, giving the operator more depth perception, while
two more tubes point slightly outward from the center to
increase peripheral view. The two tubes on the right and the
two on the left are spliced at the eyepieces. The operator
sees the two center tubes somewhat overlapping the two outer
tubes to produce an unprecedented 97° FOV. This is an
absolute game-changer for the SOF community.
right and two left tubes are housed in merged assemblies and
are hung from a bridge similar to ANVIS goggles, giving
operators interpuplliary adjustment options. They can also
be easily removed and operated as independent handheld
viewers. The Bridge assembly features fore/aft adjustment on
a ratchet system and can come configured from the factory in
two different variants for different helmet mount setups:
Ball Detent (ANVIS) or Dovetail (BNVS).
Muammar Gadaffi’s gun. It’s made out of pure gold and has his
name written on it.
Children's Day in North Korea.
A state of the art tractor simulator in North Korea.
South Korean soldier holding hands to open the “Door” to North
Korea incase the north tries to pull one of them.