An aircraft carrier is essentially a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. They have evolved from converted cruisers to nuclear-powered warships that carry numerous fighter planes, strike aircraft, helicopters, and other types of aircraft. Sometimes, these aircraft have to make night landings, and these videos will show you exactly how crazy the process is. Continue reading for two more videos of the F/18 Hornet making night landings on a carrier.
Seeing an 18-wheeler on the road is nothing new, but spotting one transporting a tiny toy is definitely something you don't see everyday. Unless this is a very wealthy person who contracted a trucking company for this prank, it's probably just the driver heading to pick up their next load, but having some fun along the way, or so we'd like to think. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that is just one of the many images circulating online that make absolutely no sense. Continue reading for more.
Swiss+Tech's Micro-Max may be small, but it still manages to pack 19 tools on your key ring, all for $8.54, this weekend only, originally $14.99. That's right, this stainless steel multi-tool features 2 hex wrenches, 6 screwdrivers, pliers, bottle opener, wire cutter and stripper, wire crimper, hand drill, file, 2 rulers and 2 ruler extensions. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
More than just a toy gun, the Nerf Nuke can be loaded up with 80 darts that blast off in all directions simultaneously, and up to 30 feet. However, this direct-plunger system weapon does require a tripod that can fire the Nuke up to 40-feet away before dispersing the smaller darts. No word yet on pricing or availability, but based on current prices, expect to shell out at least $149 if it does hit shelves. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's lightest metal.
Forget flat tires, the Energy Return Wheel by Colorado-based designer Brian Russell is completely airless, and aims to solve that problem for good. Instead of air, ERW uses rubber that's been stretched over a series of carbon nano tube reinforced composite rods designed to provide the same cushioning as traditional tires. The rods are fully adjustable, enabling the tension on the rubber to adapt to different road conditions and terrains, improving both flexing and recoil cycling for riders. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Minecraft streamer Jordan Maron has just spent $4.5-million on a 3-story mansion high above LA's Sunset Strip. The 23-yar-old is better known online as "CaptainSparklez", and his videos on YouTube alone have generated more than 1.7-billion views, not including his Twitch and merchandise income. At 4,100-square-feet, the home features plenty of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, complete with a terrace and outdoor fireplace. The master suite includes a fitted walk-in closet and see-through fireplace. Continue reading for more pictures.
UFO sightings near volcanoes usually occur during or right before a volcanic eruption, and now this week, a strange series of unidentified lights have been filmed above the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico. Researchers suggest that intelligent life is studying Earth's geothermal activity so that they can understand how it works, possibly to use as a power source. Continue reading for another video and more information.
No, this isn't a vehicle from Call of Duty, but a real water vessel that actually exists. GHOST is basically a super-cavitating stealth ship by Juliet Marine Systems that can achieve 900-times less hull friction than a conventional watercraft. It was developed to provide superior protection for US service personnel. The watercraft is virtually invisible to sonar and radar detection through its aluminum and stainless steel construction, making it non-magnetic, its hull angles bare a resemblance those of the F-117 Nighthawk. There is room for 16 passengers with two 6 in (15 cm)-diameter round windows in the hull. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a T-Rex completing an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course.
Scientists surveying the active Kavachi volcano, located 60-feet below the ocean's surface near the Solomon Islands, were shocked to discover two species of shark living in the highly acidic waters within the crater. They were observed with disposable robots, underwater cameras, and National Geographic's deep-sea Drop Cam. "It makes you question what type of extreme environment these animals are adapted to. What sort of changes have they undergone? Are there only certain animals that can withstand it? It is so black and white when you see a human being not able to get anywhere near where these sharks are able to go," said scientist Brennan Phillips. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The MH-53E Sea Dragon is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military, it fills the United States Navy's need for long range minesweeping or Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) missions, and perform heavy-lift duties. The helicopter has a cruise speed of 173 mph (278 km/h) and a range of 621 miles (1,000 km). This awesome video shows the massive helicopter performing a quick stop, or in other words, hitting the brakes and executing a maximum deceleration maneuver. Continue reading for two more videos of the MH-53E.