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July 22nd, 2014 · SixPack Pics

p013 SixPack PicsThe package arrived early. It had a funny smell which I couldn’t identify. It was like fish or ass or dirty feet or a combination of all of them. These came from Cess Lake, Illinois.

Hit it.

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Smart vs. Mercedes crash test

July 22nd, 2014 · automotive, odd, video

A recent in-house offset crash against a Mercedes-Benz S-Class and a smart fortwo. As the smaller and lighter vehicle in the collision and at an impact speed of 50 km/h with 50 percent overlap, the smart offers its two passengers an intact occupant space and excellent chances of survival.

Mercedes tooting two horns here.

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Vigorous fermentation

July 22nd, 2014 · amazing, beer, homebrew, video

During primary fermentation of a recent brew, kraeusen reached the bucket lid and started coming out the airlock. It then clogged. With nowhere else for the carbon dioxide to go, it crawled out of the bucket.

One helluva yeast.

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DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporters

July 22nd, 2014 · amazing, video

This video depicts testing of a 1/5 scale demonstrator of the Captive Air Amphibious Transporters (CAAT). The CAAT has air-filled pontoons on a tank tread-like design, enabling them to carry containers over water and directly onto shore.

1/5 scale, eh? The production model must be huge!

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Firewood processor – Fave

July 22nd, 2014 · amazing, clever, video

This is a machine for the big boys who sell plastic wrapped firewood at gas stations at $7.99 for 7 or 8 pieces.

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July 22nd, 2014 · amazing, clever, video

A farmer risks his life to stop a wildfire that broke out in a hayfield in Weld County, Colorado. Eric Howard uses his tractor and a set of discs to plow up a firebreak just a few feet from the scorching blaze.

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Airbus E-Fan electric airplane

July 22nd, 2014 · clever, video

Plane performs at an airshow show somewhere and briefly demonstrates its silent flight.

More info from Wikipedia here.

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SCAD Tower ride in Denmark.

July 22nd, 2014 · amazing, entertainment, scary, video

This is insane. A nearly 100-foot total free fall at 55MPH, is one of the scariest rides on the planet. There’s nothing between you and the net below. This version of the ride is called “Sky Tower” and is located at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark.

How do you get out of the net?

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1970 Plymouth Superbird 426 Hemi

July 21st, 2014 · Auto Monday, automotive, video

Screen Shot 2014 07 20 at 10.53.08 PM 450x177 1970 Plymouth Superbird 426 Hemi

Everything about this 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird helps it to stand out in a crowd… the brilliant TorRed color, the high rear wing, the aerodynamic nose, and of course, the growling 426 Hemi V8 under the hood. However, this very car was chosen by some not-so-brilliant outlaws to be the getaway car from a Harrah’s Casino heist in Reno, Nevada. Although they might have thought the speed of a NASCAR superspeedway flyer like this would have helped them escape, they were quickly apprehended and the car taken from them. Today, the car lives a much more lawful existence in the Brothers Collection, where it resides in restored glory safe from wrongdoers.


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July 21st, 2014 · Quickies

Here we go again… kicking off a new week with more short briefs and not too long videos that don’t go over a minute unless you watch them all consecutively. With no gaps or spaces.

No hands 639 lb. squat

2015 Hyundai Sonata small overlap IIHS crash test

Only in Russia – Wassup?

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What the moon landings did for humanity

July 21st, 2014 · history, science, video

Missed the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing yesterday. I was watching the event on a B&W TV while stationed in the Philippines back in ’69 at the time. I was awestruck. Carl Sagan narrates.


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The Rover of the future

July 21st, 2014 · amazing, science, video

NASA’s new space exploration vehicle features a pressurized cocoon, omni-drive, and a suit port that allows astronauts to easily get in and out of the rover.

Wonder how those pneumatic tires will work out.

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The human test

July 21st, 2014 · humor, video

Ze Frank gives a TED talk and does it just like he always does.


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TSA is hiring

July 21st, 2014 · humor, video

The TSA needs some people. The requirements are outlined in their video.

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Family Feud in 3 minutes

July 21st, 2014 · clever, entertainment, humor, video

Without all the bullshit, you can watch a full episode of Family Feud in exactly 3 minutes.

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Bug-A-Salt in action

July 21st, 2014 · clever, humor, product, video

Get rid of those goddam flies by shooting them. With salt. Get one for 40 bucks.

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