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Post by Beyond » Sun May 12, 2013 12:22 am

How NOT to enter a wading pool :!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LibjrXnHVvw
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Post by Ann » Sun May 12, 2013 3:38 am

That's UNBELIEVABLE!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by owlice » Sun May 12, 2013 6:44 am

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Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 12, 2013 11:26 am

Pretty sneaky! :shock:
What would you do for a --- Oh that's a different commercial! :mrgreen:
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Post by Beyond » Sun May 12, 2013 12:37 pm

AWWWWW.... Shucks, but it's still neat to watch, like some other commercials.
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Post by Beyond » Tue May 14, 2013 4:41 pm

Ice Tsunamis wipe out a couple of dozen homes in U.S. and Canada. (video)
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/13/us/ice-ts ... ?hpt=hp_t3
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Post by Ann » Tue May 14, 2013 11:59 pm

Awful and unbelievable.

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Post by Beyond » Thu May 16, 2013 7:59 pm

VIDEO... Deer try's to take a bus ride without paying. http://www.wfsb.com/video?clipId=8885075&autostart=true
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Post by MargaritaMc » Sat May 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Beyond wrote:VIDEO... Deer try's to take a bus ride without paying. http://www.wfsb.com/video?clipId=8885075&autostart=true
The amazing thing is that the deer didn't seem to be hurt at all, after smashing through the windscreen of a bus! :shock:
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Post by geckzilla » Sat May 18, 2013 7:24 pm

It's sometimes hard to say when an animal is hurt, though. That deer is so pumped on adrenaline and confused. Flying through a window and ramming into bus parts repeatedly does not feel good, no matter what animal you are!
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Post by MargaritaMc » Sat May 18, 2013 7:33 pm

geckzilla wrote:It's sometimes hard to say when an animal is hurt, though. That deer is so pumped on adrenaline and confused. Flying through a window and ramming into bus parts repeatedly does not feel good, no matter what animal you are!
Yes - I more accurately would have said "able to move". Obviously, this kind of occurrence is not going to enhance the poor animal's day...

I suppose I'd have expected it to be straightforward DEAD. Or with broken legs, ribs sticking through skin, that sort of injury. I was once in a car accident in which a human was sent flying over the top of the car I was in, and, well, there was NO possibility of him ever moving again.
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Post by Beyond » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:37 pm

Lightning strikes 7 times in the same place. Good thing the boat wasn't in that place :!:
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Post by neufer » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:35 pm

Beyond wrote:
Lightning strikes 7 times in the same place. Good thing the boat wasn't in that place :!:
http://www.wfsb.com/video?clipId=9413091&autostart=true
The boat sure seems to be trying to get to that place.
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Post by Beyond » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:25 pm

Yes :!: But it failed wonderfully. :lol2:
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Post by Beyond » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:23 am

Some of Dubai's police cars. http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20131108 ... -no-mirage
This Mercedes is a 700 horse power all terrain vehicle.

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Post by Beyond » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:20 pm

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Post by geckzilla » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:24 pm

Heh, I like how the camera's rotation reaches some kind of resonance between its spin and frame rate before it hits the pig pen. The story on the page about finding it eight months later and the fact that it was dropped, survived, and landed smack dab in a pig pen where a pig promptly tried to munch upon it seems too incredible to be real... I am expecting this to turn out to be some kind of sneaky GoPro advert.
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STY-FALL

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STY, n.; pl. Sties. [AS. stigu, fr. stīgan to rise; originally,
probably, a place into which animals climbed or went up.]
  • 1. A pen or inclosure for swine.
    2. A place of bestial debauchery.
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STY, v. i. [OE. stien, stien, AS. stīgan to rise]
  • To soar; to ascend; to mount.

    With bolder wing shall dare aloft to sty,
    To the last praises of this Faery Queene.
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Post by Beyond » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:10 pm

Wadda FAKE! Dorothy almost came out of that pig sty cleaner than she went in. Musta been the mattress she fell on. :lol:
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Post by neufer » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:38 pm

Beyond wrote:
Wadda FAKE!
Dorothy almost came out of that pig sty cleaner than she went in. Musta been the mattress she fell on. :lol:
  • I'm guessing a sound stage was involved.
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Post by Beyond » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:59 pm

How to run around in circles... vertically.
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Post by neufer » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:27 pm

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How to run around in circles... vertically.
Me thinks that he would have been better served with a bigger loop.

There is no centrifugal force on his main frame
and the centrifugal force on his head is actually down.
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Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:01 pm

neufer wrote:
Beyond wrote:
How to run around in circles... vertically.
Me thinks that he would have been better served with a bigger loop.

There is no centrifugal force on his main frame
and the centrifugal force on his head is actually down.
It's tricky. Bigger means faster, but everything is based on the angular velocity of the center of mass. The woman in the video did what looked like a proper calculation of centripetal force, but I wonder where she was placing the CG. She came up with something like 7 mph, which was much slower than the guy can run on a flat, but on such a tight circle, his legs have to flying like a bat out of hell to get his CG moving that fast.

The whole thing was so close to what looked possible that I think someone very carefully worked out the dimensions using accurate physical calculations, based on this particular runner.

Edit: a nice analysis at Wired.
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Post by rstevenson » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:50 pm

It looks to me as if he trained himself, during all that practicing, to do a mid-air flip in such a way that his feet were able to run around the circle while he was flipping. The human body isn't stiff enough, especially while trying to run at high speed, to keep from crumpling forward otherwise -- which is exactly what he does in those first few attempts.

In other words, this isn't much different from someone running to and then a step or two up a wall, then flipping over and landing back on their feet.

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