Interesting looking film this one. Featuring a pilot who lands a plane thats out of control, his newfound hero status is quickly tarnished when he’s found to have alcohol in his blood post flight. Starring Denzel Washington, Flight is director Robert Zemeckis’ long-awaited return to live-action film.
Also starring John Goodman, Don Cheadle, and Kelly Reilly, this looks like a must watch when it hits theatres November 2nd later in the year.
Check out the trailer below.
So what do you do when you’ve got a half built cruise liner and you want to get it to the other side of the world? Or a oil tanker? Or an aircraft carrier? You can’t tow it because they don’t make tug boats that are ocean going and you can’t fly it elsewhere as no plane has ever been built THAT big.
Enter the Blue Marlin. Weighing in at 76,000 tones, the ship is able to load and carry almost its own weight. Used to carry all manner of craft, the ship is called upon to get other ships from point A to point B. The really cool thing is the ship is semi submersible, meaning it can sink itself to 13 metres, allowing operators to float its cargo on board, before then raising itself by pumping out its ballast tanks.
Next year the heavy transport ship will take the new Australian aircraft carrier from Spain to Australia, for its final fitting for the Australian Navy. The aircraft carrier itself is so large it will overhang the deck of the Blue Marline by 50 metres.
Although huge, there’s a bigger ship in the works. When finished by the end of the year at its Korean shipyard, the £240 million Dockwise Vanguard will be able to carry 110,000 tonnes. It has already been booked for its first jobs, including shipping a gigantic oil platform from Korea to the North Sea next year.
Check out the Daily Mail article here to see how amazing this ship really is or click on the image above. Today’s amazing.
First off, I’m not a smoker. However that doesn’t diminish what is a fantastic little product. Called the PAX and made by a company called Ploom, the PAX is a vaporizer that uses any loose leaf tobacco (or recreational herb), transforming it into a puffable, smokeless vapor within 30 seconds.
From the Fast Company article:
Their (the inventors) approach makes sense on paper: Don’t copy the silly fake cigarettes. Make a premium electronic device–a lustable gadget–for people who want a cigarette but don’t necessarily want to be associated with cigarettes. “Cigarettes have been around for a very, very long time. They’re a really successful product category,” says Monsees. “They have a lot of value to people, but also a lot of baggage.” Ploom’s challenge now is to capitalize on the “value”–a pretty decent euphemism for an addictive, carcinogenic stimulant–while navigating the “baggage”–not just the market’s outlook on cigarettes, but health concerns that have reshaped laws and even investment practices.
And the products biggest drawcard? – Undeniably that less carcinogenic compounds are produced through vaporization than combustion, meaning while the inhalation of tobacco vapor still isn’t that good for you, its undeniably better for you than a typical cigarette.
For me personally, I’m not much of a fan of tobacco, but I applaud their initiative in helping to make an unsafe product a little less so. While smoking is slowly getting demonized in the Western world, the worldwide market for tobacco is growing year on year, now worth 600 billion U.S dollars. Anything that can cut down on lung cancer has got to be a good thing.
The PAX goes on sale August 1st but you can preorder one now by visiting their site here. Or you can read the article here from Fast Company that drew my attention to it, or check out the video below. Enjoy.
While it may not seem like it at times, couples who share a bed may get health benefits from doing so over their single counterparts, even living longer. Or so says research reported here in the Wall Street Journal.
From the article:
“Sleep is a critically important health behavior that we know is associated with heart disease and psychiatric well-being,” says Wendy M. Troxel, an assistant professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. “It happens to be this health behavior that we do in couples,” she says. In one of Dr. Troxel’s studies, published in 2009, women in long-term stable relationships fell asleep more quickly and woke up less during the night than single women or women who lost or gained a partner during the six to eight years of the study.
The thought behind the research suggests that sharing your bed with someone promotes feelings of safety and security, lowering levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. However there is a caveat (there always is) and it involves the couple going to bed together at the same time every night to get the good effects of bed sharing.
The article again suggests why it can be bad if we don’t:
Mismatched body clocks—a night owl with a so-called lark, for example—can be tough on a relationship, says Jeffry H. Larson, a professor of marriage and family therapy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He led a 1991 study of 150 couples. Ones with mismatched body clocks argued more (2.13 times per week compared with 1.6 times for matched couples) and spent less time together in shared activities (about 3 hours versus about 6 hours per week). They had slightly less sex, too.
Read that last point gents? Go to bed at the same time and you’ll get more sexy time. Sounds like a good enough reason to me to crash out early.
To read more, check out the Wall Street Journal article here or click on the image above. Today’s must read.
I guess these could be used in a bar to impress onlookers and annoy your friends, yet you’d want to do them sober so you didn’t screw them up.
One thing is for certain, master them and they could get you some easy cash.
Check out the video below. Enjoy.
- Tuesday 20th November – Hair on fire, Dumb ways to die, Mr. Robot Hand, Playing with my friends and Red Bull’s Athlete Machine
- Wednesday 31st October – LOL at the pussies, Cannon Ball VS Car, The Adventures of Bunker 42, Iron Man 3 & Octobers Fail Compilation
- Friday 19th October – Bombing Ice = Busted Ass, Some amazing arctic imagery, An outstanding time lapse vid, Game Show Fails & a Health message with a twist
- Monday 15th October – Falling 24 Miles to Earth, Upside down head sheep, How text messages work, The World’s fastest pram & French bees do the craziest things
- Tuesday 2nd October – Best proposal ever, One Sexy Comet Beast, How Hot Does Stuff Get, RC Helicopter vs. the world & and Incredible Truck Crash (happy ending)
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