Archive for April, 2016



Why Airplane Engines So Big [video]

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Luray Caverns’ Great Stalacpipe Organ

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According to Wikipedia –

The Great Stalacpipe Organ is an electrically actuated lithophone located in Luray Caverns, Virginia, USA. It is operated by a custom console that produces the tapping of ancient stalactites of varying sizes with solenoid-actuated rubber mallets in order to produce tones. The instrument’s name was derived from the resemblance of the selected thirty-seven naturally formed stalactites to the pipework of a traditional pipe organ along with its custom organ-style keyboard console. It was designed and implemented in 1956 over three years by Leland W. Sprinkle inside the Luray Caverns near Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA.

Hear the organ play on YouTube.

25 Smart Quotes – Funny, Smart, And Short

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Be thankful we‘re not getting all the government we‘re paying for.Will Rogers

BuzzFeed collected some of the smartest quotes.

HERE they are.

360° Tour – Devil’s Pool At Victoria Falls [video]

Stunning Photos Of SpaceX Landing On Barge

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According to TheVerge –

Up until now, we’ve really only seen SpaceX’s rocket landing in the middle of the ocean from afar. Chase planes near the drone ship provided a spectacular view of the milestone event, but now, SpaceX has released up-close pictures of the landing taken from the ship itself. The images capture the Falcon 9’s slow descent on top of the barge, and even show how much the ship tilted once the vehicle was on board. If you want to feel like a rocket is about to land on your head, these pictures will do the trick.

See the photos HERE.

In Japan – 2015 [video]

Beverly Clock Has Not Been Wound In 150 Years

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According to Wikipedia –

The Beverly Clock[1] is a clock situated in the 3rd floor lift foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The clock is still running despite never having been manually wound since its construction in 1864 by Arthur Beverly.[2]

Read more at AtlasObscura.


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