In one episode of the National Geographic’s TV show, Supercar Megabuild, a Bentley Continental GT was ‘brutally’ put under the knife, turning it from a luxury road car into an apocalypse-worthy, luxury off-road vehicle. It was an act not all Bentley enthusiasts will condone and this being a Bentley, nobody would have fancy an off-road version anyways, unless, of course, it is an official factory example. Me, on the other hand, kind of love it, but I could be the minority and minor love it did get because, despite the 101 bids it has attracted when this one-of-a-kind ‘rally-spec’ Bentley Continental GT went on the block, it only managed to conclude with a £40,800 sticker (roughly US$55,000), which is lesser than an untouched Bentley Continental GT would have fetched. Continue reading One-Of-A-Kind ‘Rally-Spec’ Bentley Continental GT Sold For £40,800
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do you, at times, ponder over the whys on our very existence? if you do, then we bet you are as curious as we are about our origins. and when we said ‘origins’, we are talking about understanding our ancestries as far back as hundreds and even thousands of years ago and not just the recent events. for those who are itching to find out, you can start with the $199.95 Geno 2.0 – Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, a project spearheaded by National Geographic in an effort to understand mankind’s origins. Continue reading Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit
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remember as a child, your parents used to tell you stuff like “it’s just a movie, it’s not possible in real life” or maybe “it’s all make believe”? however much i like to believe in my parents, this project undertook by National Geographic just blew that concept away. last week, National Geographic teamed up with some scientists to launch a 18-foot tall, 16-foot by 16-foot house into the air by the power of 300 eight-foot weather balloons, imitating closely to the Pixar Studio movie, Up – except this time, Grandpa Carl Fredricksen wasn’t on board.
the flying house reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet and flew for approximately an hour. the whole event was filmed and will be part of a new National Geographic Channel series called “How Hard Can It Be?” which is set to premiere in fall 2011. check out some images of the proceeding below.