Well he did it.
Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a balloon and parachuted 128,097 feet back down to Earth yesterday. On his 9 minute, 3 second descent he reached a speed of 1382 kph, or in other words, he broke the freakin sound barrier and hit Mach 1.24, obliterating the speeds that passenger jets travel at.
It was awesome, in every sense of the word.
“It was harder than I expected,” Baumgarter said after returning to mission control in Roswell, New Mexico, according to The New York Times. “Trust me, when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble. It’s not about breaking records anymore. It’s not about getting scientific data. It’s all about coming home.”
The crazy thing is the guy only had 10 minutes of oxygen once he unattached himself from the balloon that he used to get to that height. Well thats just one of the crazy things, the other been that he made a jump at 128,097 feet!
Check out the promo video below first, then click the vid below for the real thing. Also check out the Guardian article here for more info on the jump and on the crazy bastard himself. THIS YEARS AWESOME.
So this is Terry the Sheep and unfortunately, Terry was born with his head on upside down.
This story has been around a couple of weeks now, so forgive me for been a little late to the party. So late that unfortunately terry’s owner has gone and taken down the video as I imagine that poor old Terry was probably getting way to much attention. His owner assures the world that old Terry is otherwise perfectly healthy and has been checked by a vet.
I feel a bit sorry for Terry because the animal world is a vicious one at the best of times, and thats with all your parts correctly assembled. It makes you wonder if the elves working in God’s workshop were drinking on the job that day, because that is NOT how you assemble a sheep.
Check out the pics above/below and a video by the Telegraph that I did manage to find.
I’m either a bit of an anomaly or I’m showing my age, because I prefer to make a call than text. However calling somebody has been pretty standard now for I don’t know, 100 plus years. A text on the other hand, only really hit the mainstream around the late 1990′s.
Any message transmitted from one phone to another—whether it’s a cute video of your kid or a picture of your number twos —appears almost instantly on the recipient’s screen. Which is amazing right?! But how does it work and how did it actually get from your phone to somebody else’s?
Turns out, the exact path traveled by millions of messages is long, complex, fascinating, and top-secret. But Gizmodo got a chance to take a peek at how it works by hitting up U.S carrier Verizon for the goods.
Check out the video below. Yunno, so you can sound knowledgeable if the question ever comes up in polite conversation. Probably be a weird polite conversation though and you’d probably come across a little awkward. But enjoy!
French beekeepers in the town Ribeauville noticed their bees started producing blue, green and red honey this summer and they couldn’t figure out why. Turns out it was bee-cause the lil stingers were eating the waste from an M&M factory. Would I eat the waste from an M&M factory too? Publicly I’m gonna say no.
On been busted, M & M’s parent company Mars subsequently published a statement in the French paper La Monde saying it would store all waste from the factory in airtight containers, thwarting the little buggers from getting their sticky little bee paws on the delicious multi coloured waste.
Check out the BBC report below. The true tragedy here is that the fluoro honey isn’t going on sale. I’m sure people would pay for that, after all honey itself is made from bee waste, so whats not to like about waste made from waste! Eww and yum!
New father Colin Furze, not content with his record for fastest mobility scooter, has decided to go ahead and build the fastest motorised baby stroller on the planet capable of doing 90 km/ph. As baby strollers aren’t generally compatible with speed thanks to their vulnerable contents, this is a first.
Obviously, he never actually puts his baby in the thing because that would be child abuse and the authorities and wives take particular exception to that sort of thing, but it is pretty cool.
Colin himself looks like an absolute lunatic. He spent four weeks and £450 designing and making the pushchair, which has a 125cc motorbike engine hidden between the wheels. Check out the shots and a terrifying video. Hats off to Colin you mad bastard.
- 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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