Slinks

It’s Sunday, the eve of the Great Solar Eclipse which will probably blind a few Darwin Award candidates. If you are going to participate in watching the astronomical event, borrow a friend’s welding mask. Or just do the pinhole thing in a box. Good luck finding those NASA approved glasses because everybody wants them. The entire event will last less than 3 minutes. Why wasn’t there this much hoopla back in 1986 for Halley’s Comet?

Solar Eclipse 101 [4:57]

The Woodward Dream Cruise
Click the picture then click “fullscreen”  at upper right.

Nice Pics

Tattoos

China’s policy on North Korea [11:12] – Caspian Report

The Alaskan town full of bald eagles [3:00]

How To Anchor a Mega-Ship [7:46]

Manhole replacement in Germany [10:07]

Action Movie Kid vol. 6 [7:34]

Animation

LEGO in real life [2:07]

Animator vs. Animation (original) [2:01]

Music

Earth, Sand & Fire [4:01]

Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky [4:17]

Musical flash mob [5:40] – fave

Quickies

Trains in distress [0:15]

Islamic death metal mosh pit [0:47]

Disney’s amazing Shaman animatronic display [0:44]

Beer

Eclipse beers

From beer to bread and back again

* Jiffs *

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Amazing miniature engines [7:17]

Knife sheath [4:43]

Roller Derby from 1973 – SF Bay Bombers & New York Chiefs [6:19]

The hardest puncher in boxing [10:11]

1968 Chevrolet Corvette L89 Coupe [5:45] – Muscle Car of the Week

More office projects [8:53] – Frank Howarth

Swamp buggy racing [13:00]

Fist of Legend – Jet Li vs. Chin Siu-Hou [3:02]

Romanitic_Sexy [2:24]

John Mellencamp – Lonely Ol’ Night [4:31]

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Robot Wars: Top 15 battles

Sit back and watch these machines wreak havoc on one another. (Wreak Havoc. Great name for a metal band.)

[46:44]

Video link.

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Photoshop Phonies

Don’t trust any of these images as being authentic. Thought one of them was real, but it was just labeled “athletic.”

Hit it.

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Quickies

Friday’s Quickies are the best because we can just about finish a whole pretzel stick before they’re over.

 

 

25-year-old ice making machine

Insane leg cramp – GOOD LORD!

Point of contactref. Euler’s disc

Won’t get my haircut there anymore

Laughing policeman

Bleep bleep – fave

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A look back at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Last August some of the rarest, most beautiful and most valuable cars in the world gathered on the Monterey Peninsula for the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Cars of every type and from every year competed for class wins, and the right to take home the coveted Best of Show Award. Last year’s Best of Show Winner was the fabulous 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet.

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Quad damage shotgun slug

Danny used some ideas from viewers from the “meme shell” video about binding 4 bullets together. He used 4, 7.62x54r Russian military surplus, steel core bullets for each slug and brazed them together. How will they perform? I loaded these with 30 grains of Longshot.

[5:27]

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5 minutes to live

A little silly and a bit funny. The truth lies at the end.

[4:07]

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Beer ads you may not have seen – fave

Red Brick – Blondes Go Down Easy

Beer Run – Jack Rabbit Beer

Vancouver Craft Beer Week: Tap into it

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Crime scene cleaners

When a life ends in the worst possible way, and after the police and coroner have left, someone still has to clean up.

[4:41]

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Ostrich racing review

Ozzy Man gives his analysis of this trilling race.

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Google Maps: Attack of the Giant Pliers

You just never know what will pop up on Maps. This is almost like a scene from District 9.

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Jiffs

They come around and they go around. Around what? Itself? Themselves? So what? You ask many questions, Grasshopper.

Hit it.

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Jet-powered wingsuit flight

It’s always been a dream taking my wingsuit flying a step further, by adding jet engines.
Last week that dream finally became a reality, when I jumped from a hot air balloon with 80 kg thrust strapped to my legs with two Iron Man style Jet Boots.

The jump was made from an altitude of 5000ft, with the engines blasting at full power 5 seconds after exit.
Over the next 2:45 minutes I flew my wingsuit completely without loss of altitude, cruising several kilometer through the Dutch skies and even gaining altitude for a good 60 seconds before deploying my parachute.

[5:08] – started at 1:20

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Mercedes – Falling in Love Again – fave

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Windows and house wrap in Minnesota

Mike is back showing us some of the finishing touches of building a new house.

[5:01]

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Magnetic charging cable

Macbooks had these for years before Apple got bored and dumped them. Now some enterprising individual wants to do the same for smartphones. But what happens if you lose that little magnetic pip that plugs into the phone?

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