In the latest in the Gymkhana series, Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing, in conjunction with Toyo Tires, takes Gymkhana to an even higher level, like quite literally. In this latest instalment, celebrity rally driver Ken Block got behind the wheels of a 1,400 horsepower, twin-turbo methanol-fueled 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2, rolling on Toyo Proxes R888R tires, up the legendary 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) Colorado’s Pikes Peak. The result? A lot of smoke and backfire… on the hood (so, does this make it a front fire, instead?). Yes. On the hood! Continue reading Watch Ken Block Takes On Pikes Peak With Lots Of Smoke And Donuts
When Alfred Hitchcock’s horror-thriller The Birds (1963, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions) was aired, people probably didn’t think seagulls would be so much of a nightmare than snagging your seaside picnic food, or dropping shit on unsuspecting beachgoers in the worst case scenario. But a 2012 video posted on YouTube will make you think twice about your presumption of these seemingly harmless avian creatures. The video, which has for some reasons only gone viral recently, captured the large seafaring bird devouring a pigeon. Yes. A freaking pigeon! And if you have not already noticed, a pigeon ain’t no small bird! Continue reading Seagull Ate A Pigeon Whole, I Gasped Hitchcock’s The Birds Is Happening!
Remember the helicopter that appeared to be floating into the sky when the frame rate of the camera syncs with the rotor’s revolution per minute? Impressive and weird, right? Well, as it turns out that’s not the only one that demonstrate this weirdly beautiful phenomena. Here’s another one, but this time, it didn’t involved a chunk of flying metal. Instead it was a bird. So this was what happen: YouTuber by the handle of GingerBeard posted a video of a bird that happen to flew past his security camera. Like the floaty helicopter, the camera’s capture frame rate happens to match the flap speed of the loitering bird and the result was a mind-bending optical illusion. Continue reading When Camera Frame Rate Syncs With A Bird’s Flapping, Weird Thing Happens
Robots are precise. I get it, but would you entrust your hand’s wellbeing to a robot’s precision? Specifically in a game of five-finger fillet and with a real knife? I don’t know. I probably wouldn’t. YouTuber Irfon Automation, however, seems to had a lot of faith in robots and in his case, a Staubli TX40 Robot and of course, what he claims as his talent for programming that enable this trusty (or not?) metal arm to do passes of five-finger fillet. Ok. Maybe, whether or not, Irfon Automation had a shit load of confidence doesn’t matter, because the hand on the table wasn’t his anyways. It appears that his neighbor had volunteered and so, I am guessing his neighbor was the one that had shit lot of faith in him (and little yellow armed Staubli there). Continue reading Would Trust Your Fingers To A Robot In A Knife Game Of Five-Finger Fillet?
Amazon is not alone when it comes to replacing humans with robots in sorting out packages. China’s delivery giant STO Express also has its own robot-aided sorting system at its Xuzhou sorting center where it uses numerous vacuum bot-like self-charging robots to drop individual packages into the respective chutes destined for delivery. According to the person-in-charge, the 20,000 square meter facility is capable of sorting between 18,000 and 20,000 in an hour with minimal human intervention. Thanks to this system, STO Express has saved itself 70 percent on costs over human workers who will not be able to work tirelessly 24/7 in the first place. Continue reading Robots In China Sorting 20K Packages An Hour Is A Sight To Behold
When a helicopter in motion is captured on video, what we saw is a phenomenon known as aliasing whereby we a general blur along with occasional pronounced blades that appeared to be rotating in alternating directions. However, if you managed to capture the footage at a frame rate exactly the same revolution per minute of the spinning object, such as in the example of a helicopter, it will appear as though the blades aren’t moving at all. Continue reading The Weirdest Thing Happens When Camera Shutter Syncs To Heli’s Rotor
A contraption that feeds on paper and spits out paper plane is not new, but one that does the same using only LEGO elements, now that’s news. Granted that this particular work of art coming from Arrow Electronics is not news. It was posted on Arrow’s YouTube channel a little over a year ago, but hey, like I always say, if you haven’t heard of it, it is news. Am I right? Anywho, if you have seen it, I am sure you are beyond awe to be bother by its age, and if you hadn’t, well, enjoy this wonder LEGO creation conjured up by designer Arther Sacek. Continue reading Watch: LEGO Paper Plane Launcher Folds And Launches A Paper Plane
When you are the world’s most powerful person, AKA the POTUS, you hardly can do anything you fancy outside of official work without secret service staff swarming around. Life as a POTUS is never private and everything POTUS does, it will be scrutinized to the core as Drumpf has learned. So, when the 44th President of United States finally passed the reins to the 45th President, he finally get to let his hair down completely and without restraint, even under the former President-entitled secret service protection. By the invite of UK billionaire, founder of Virgin brand, Richard Branson, the former world’s most powerful person along with wife Michelle hit up British Virgin Islands (AKA Necker islands) for a well-deserved true break he never had for the last eight years. Continue reading Richard Branson vs Barack Obama Kiteboard and Foilboard Challenge
Adrenalin junkies love the thrill that speed brings and the easiest way to get the speed fix is via cars. But if you don’t mind, a really, really fast RC car could give the same level of speed satisfaction. Ok, maybe not all RC cars can, but you surely can get your blood pumping with TRAXXAS XO-1 4WD electric RC car, a big boy toy we featured years ago that’s well capable 100 mph or more. However, while XO-1 maybe a scale car, it could be as dangerous a real car. Don’t believe? Just check out The Slow Mo Guys’ latest slow-mo video: 100MPH RC Car in Slow-mo. Continue reading Watch The Beauty And Destruction Of A 100 MPH RC Car In Slow Motion
Guess what? The Speeder Bike featured in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi exists! Yes! Here on Earth! Ok, we all know that a Speeder Bike is scientifically not possible with today’s technology, but thanks to the water-powered Jetovator we saw four years ago, it is sort of a reality now and thus, allowing Devin Supertramp and his team to recreate the Speeder Bike chase scene fairly accurately – except that, this entire ‘remake’, or real-life Speeder Bike battle, have to be played out over a river because, Jetovator. Hmmm, I don’t recall Endor has any river at all. Continue reading Watch Star Wars Speeder Bike Chase Played Out In Real Life With Jetovators