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.
Limited to just 15-units worldwide, the 2,733-pound 2016 McLaren 650S GT3 is a track-only model that's powered by a bi-turbo 3.8L V8 limited to 493-horsepower to meet FIA GT3 regulations, paired to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Only the essentials are included on this racecar, so the interior offers a full carbon fiber racing seat, dashboard, six-point harness, integrated air jacks for quick wheel / part changes, adjustable pedals, and a racing steering wheel. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Dr. Amar Bose wanted to take air and hydraulic suspensions to the next level, with a new concept: electromagnetic rams. A prototype was installed on an Lexus LS 400, which proceeded to zip around fast bends without pitching or rolling, and even leapfrogging right over a 2-x-6 plank standing on edge across the road. This type of active suspension uses linear electromagnetic motors attached to each wheel. It provides extremely fast response, and allows regeneration of power consumed, by using the motors as generators. This nearly surmounts the issues of slow response times and high power consumption of hydraulic systems. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Priced from $165K, the 2016 Rezvani Beast is powered by a Honda-sourced 2.4L twin-charged (supercharged + turbocharged) K24 Rotrex engine that generates 500hp and 374lb-ft of torque, mated to a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. How fast is the Beast? It can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in a mere 2.7-seconds. For those who desire even more speed, the company also offers a $325,000 Beast X that outputs 700hp. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an automatic LEGO paper airplane factory.
Back in the 1950s, before digital cameras and smartphones, spies relied on inconspicuous objects, like the Echo 8 Lighter Camera, to conduct surveillance operations. As the name suggests, it's essentially a combination of camera and cigarette lighter, made by the Suzuki company from 1951. A few years later, in 1955, they released a simplified Camera Lite model, designed to simply snap and go. Continue reading for more fascinating historical pictures.