The Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354mph at cruising altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. One thing you may not know is that it flew to an altitude of 68,000 ft (20,700 m) during a test flight in June 1973. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Thanks to the power of Photoshop, you really can't just anything people post online anymore, including the alleged latest Powerball jackpot winning tickets. However, none of these insane milkshakes from NYC's Black Tap have received digital enhancements. Flavors include: Birthday cake (above), Cotton Candy, Cookie Dough, S'mores, Caramel Apple and lots more. Continue reading to see some of the most popular flavors that are sure to appeal to food geeks.
There's nothing funny about a store getting robbed, but sometimes, all it takes a single comment to lighten the mood, like the one you see above. This specific incident happened at a New Jersey Apple, in which it was hit by a smash-and-grab robbery that took only 30 seconds to complete. The front window was smashed in first, and then they grabbed as much merchandise as they could before dashing back out the broken window. Continue reading for more YouTube comments that are funnier than the video. Click here for a few bonus examples.
GoPro cameras aren't just for capturing action footage, as this cat has mastered the art of selfies using one. Apparently, Manny the cat learned this skill when the animal reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day. Now, its owner just places the device in random places, in hopes that Manny will walk over and press the magic button. Continue reading for more funny selfies by Manny.
These days, word spreads quickly, thanks to social media, and that includes pictures from Shareef O'Neal's 16th birthday party in Los Angeles. In addition to the food trucks, he was gifted vinyl wrapped Lamborghini Gallardo and Jeep Wrangler. To be more specific, the Lambo sports a custom bodykit that has a front bumper inspired by the elusive Lamborghini Reventon. Continue reading for more pictures.
The McCollough Effect is basically an illusion of human visual perception in which colorless gratings appear colored contingent on the orientation of the gratings. It's an aftereffect requiring a period of induction to produce it. For example, if someone alternately looks at a red horizontal grating and a green vertical grating for a few minutes, a black-and-white horizontal grating will then look greenish and a black-and-white vertical grating will then look pinkish. The effect is remarkable for often lasting an hour or more, and in some cases after prolonged exposure to the grids, the effect can last up to three and a half months. Continue reading for more strange, yet true, facts. Click here for a few bonus facts.
German photographer Birk Mobius captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from the ground at a small airfield, just outside of Leipzig in eastern Germany, of a streak of lightning hitting one end of the plane and shooting out of the other end as it continues to the ground with a rainbow in the background. The company says the plane, owned by German cargo airline AeroLogic, is a Boeing 777-FZN. Continue reading to see more interesting pictures gathered from around the web.
Another day, another bizarre thing trending online, and this week, it's glow-in-the-dark hair. Manic Panic, a store founded in 1977 by two sisters, produces a variety of glow-in-the-dark hair dye, and The High Voltage series comes in several colors, as the examples above show. The dyeing of hair is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants. Continue reading for more.
While fire glass may look purely decorative, it's actually far more functional than you think. This tempered glass, manufactured in various shapes, is used as a medium to retain and direct heat, usually in natural gas fireplaces / fire pits. Since fire glass does not burn, but retains heat and refracts light as a result of burning gas, it can also be used to obscure the gas plumbing inherent in gas fireplaces or stoves. This type of glass comes in 0.25"-0.5" shards of tempered glass with smoothed edges to decrease risk of cuts. Continue reading for more cool images from around the web. Click here to view bonus images of some geeky food facts.
Has your mind ever gone blank trying to think of a word? Well, these people definitely have, and sometimes, the alternatives just end up being downright strange. For example, this person forgot the English word for mouse, so they used "Jerry" from the Tom and Jerry cartoon instead. Other examples include: using Halloween melon instead of pumpkin, a knitted neck bracelet and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.