First unveiled at the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce on September 2, 2013, the PL-01 is finally in production, and will hit battlefields by 2018. This tank has a modular ceramic-aramid shell, which is designed to provide protection compatible with NATO standard STANAG 4569 Annex A at level 5+ across the front portions of the hull and turret. The hull of the vehicle provides protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines in accordance with appendix B parts 4a and 4b of the STANAG 4569 standard. The entire vehicle will be covered with radar and radiation-absorbent materials. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Let's face it, fixing things properly usually comes with a large bill, or at least if you're not a handyman, or know someone who is. However, there are some lines you should never cross, such as fixing a brick pillar with plastic wrap that is normally used for shipping. Or, replacing a broken couch with a separate wooden chair entirely. Continue reading for more strange fixes. Click here for a few bonus fixes.
For those who have been on long-haul international flights, you may think flight attendants rest by just catching a few winks in the back, but in reality, they have their very own sleeping quarters. These secreat areas are often hidden in a compartment at the top of the plane, or a sealed off section in the same main cabin. On at least one configuration of Cathay Pacific's 777-300ER, there's a secret staircase at the rear of the plane that leads up to the area, which itself is tunnel like. Surprisingly enough, it comfortably sleeps up to eight flight staff at once. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Shawn Nelson was a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber who stole an M60A3 Patton tank from a United States National Guard Armory in San Diego, California, and went on a rampage on May 17, 1995. He led police on a 23-minute, televised chase through the streets of the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego. The tank had a top speed of 30mph, making the chase slow compared to police chases involving automobiles. The 57-ton tank easily plowed through road signs, traffic lights, fire hydrants and crushed a van against a recreational vehicle, then plowed through the RV. He even attempted to knock down a bridge by running into the supports, but gave up after he failed to topple it with the first few hits. Nelson eventually became caught on a concrete median of State Route 163, as he attempted to cross the median into the oncoming traffic. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Whether it be at an airport, work, school, or even a department store, charging your phone can be a hassle, if a power bank isn't on hand. There are some people who just happen to have a charger on them, and found creative ways to reach the outlet, including unplugging things, hanging their device from the ceiling, using a light fixture, and lots more. Continue reading to see all the trouble people have gone through just to power up their handsets.
The show was originally named Rocket to the Moon and it opened in 1955 along with Disneyland. The ride was refurbished as Flight to the Moon in 1967. On March 21, 1975, the destination was changed to Mars because humans had already been to the Moon. During that time, the attraction was considerably dated. The show was designed in cooperation with NASA and was basically a revised and updated version of the previous attraction Flight to the Moon. Guests would now be launched on a spacecraft into space and then approach the surface of the red planet Mars. Continue reading for more fascinating historical pictures.
For billionaires who need the ultimate in luxury and protection when being transported, look no further than the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard. This vehicle is both bullet and blast proof, almost on par with military standards. How strong is the armor? Well, Daimler Chrysler stated that it can take fire from am assault rifle with steel core bullets, and still make it out in one piece. You'll also find special grade steel that fills the gaps and cavities in the body, along with the vehicle's outer skin. The polycarbonate-coated windows deter splintering and protect against gunfire, while underbody armor is bomb-proof. Continue reading to see more fascinating images from around the web.
Just about every gamer has played some form of Tetris, but it's not everyday that you get to use the brick stacking skills in real-life. However, this lumber yard managed to pack some logs onto this truck bed in such a way that you could mistake it for a Photoshop job, as nearly every nook and cranny has been filled with a perfect fitting piece. Continue reading for more oddly satisfying images. Click here for a few bonus pictures.
Did you know that there are as many atoms in a single atom of our DNA than there are stars in most galaxies? Or, that a human eye contains more atoms than all the stars in the known universe? These facts, courtesy of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, are just some of the mind-boggling things revealed on the "Cosmos" television show. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Most of you already know that Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics, alongside quantum mechanics. On the eve of World War II, he endorsed a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt alerting him to the potential development of "extremely powerful bombs of a new type" and recommending that the U.S. begin similar research. The image above shows the physicist in his office at work. Continue reading for more amazing colorized historical photos.