Archive for August, 2016

The Poison Garden [video]

Terrifying 4,600ft Glass Walkway Opens In China

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According to BoredPanda.com –

If you’re scared of heights then you might want to look away now, because this walkway in China is your worst nightmare come true. The fact that it’s attached 4,600ft (1,403 metres) up the side of a mountain is scary enough, but the fact that it’s also made of glass is nothing short of terrifying. Situated on the side of Tianmen mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Hunan Province, the walkway is 328ft (100 metres) long and 5.2ft (1.6 metres) wide.

Continue reading and see some pics HERE.

Before And After Photos Of The Earthquake In Italy

Rescuers carry a stretcher following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) NYTCREDIT: Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press

Towns in a mountainous stretch of central Italy were severely damaged by an earthquake that killed hundreds of people and trapped scores under debris.

The New York Times published this photo essay.

 

Shopping Cart Crash Test [video]

Linux Turns 25

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TechCrunch reports –

Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things),” he wrote in the comp.os.minix message board. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Continue reading HERE.

Edible Food Wrap Made From Milk [video]

The Alien Beauty of Socotra Island [video]

Happy 20th Birthday, Netscape Navigator 3.0!

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Mental_floss reported –

On August 21, 1996, Netscape released its massively popular Navigator 3.0 browser. Although Microsoft was busy amping up its Internet Explorer browser, Netscape Navigator peaked around 85% of browser marketshare in the mid-1990s. (Obviously, this changed as the browser wars raged.)

Continue reading HERE.

Watch Pills Dissolve [video]

This Is The Chork

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The chork is a combination chopsticks and fork. They’re available for order now at less than $1 each.

Living On A Homemade Island [video]

Largest Buildings In The World

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Atlas & Boots reported –

Modern architecture has made relentless and remarkable progress over the past century, and with construction of the world’s tallest and first one 1km high building beginning this week in Saudi Arabia, it doesn’t look to be slowing any time soon. The biggest buildings in the world continue to grow and not just higher into the sky. On the ground they are expanding in all directions too.

Find out the biggest building in several categories HERE.


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