Tags: carnival, carny, Colored Lights, fair, Germany, photography, Thomas Schwarz, video
Tags: Animal, blubber, blue whale, diet, fatty, nursing, weight, weight gain, wildlife
Yes, things could be much worse. If you were a baby blue whale, you could gain up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) per hour. Not per day – per HOUR.
A nursing blue whale mother produces over 50 gallons (200 liters) of milk a day. The milk contains 35 to 50% milk fat and allows the calf to gain weight at a rate of up to 10 pounds an hour or over 250 pounds (113 kg) a day!
Tags: aroma therapy, candle, gag gift, smelly, stink, Stinky Candle
Yes, there really is a Stinky Candle Company. On their web site they offer some normal scents (Chocolate Chip Cookie, Baby Powder), some unusual scents (Leather Jacket, Buttered Popcorn), and many truly strange candle scents that the company is named for (Fish, Onion, Fart, Gasoline), and they’re just $10 each.
Tags: Color Code, emergency response, extinguisher, fire, fire brigade, fire department, Fire Hydrant, fire plug, firefighter, water supply
One of the first challenges that firefighters face when they arrive at a fire is finding a suitable water source that provides enough water for the type of fire they are fighting. Common sense tells us a car on fire will require much less water than a burning apartment building. There are formulas used by firefighters that will tell them approximately how much water is needed to fight a given fire (see bonus facts below). Fire hydrants are commonly color coded to indicate how much water a particular hydrant will provide. This allows for quick decision making when they are deciding which hydrant to access.
Tags: 4 Pound Meatball, cooking, gastronomy, giant meatball, gourmet, Italian food, Merica, SO Jenn
Tags: 2000 years old, Amphitheater, Ancient Roman, antiquity, Arena di Verona, Italy, Opera, Piazza Bra, preserved ruin, stadium, Verona, Verona Arena
The Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) is a Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy built in 30 AD. It is still in use today and is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind.
Tags: astronauts, decompression, ISS, NASA, science, space exploration, space suit, vacuum
It’s a recurring horror in sci-fi: the hull is pierced, a human is trapped without equipment in an airlock about to open, a door needs to be opened in order to expel something undesirable. With no air and almost zero pressure, the human body isn’t going to last long without some form of protection. But what does happen, exactly? Do your eyes explode outward while your blood evaporates? Well, no. The truth is both less dramatic and far more fascinating — as we have discovered through accidents in space and in test chambers, and animal experimentation in the 1960s. The first thing you would notice is the lack of air. You wouldn’t lose consciousness straight away; it might take up to 15 seconds as your body uses up the remaining oxygen reserves from your bloodstream, and — if you don’t hold your breath — you could perhaps survive for as long as two minutes without permanent injury.