Love roller coasters, and don't mind going out on one? Meet the Euthanasia Roller Coaster. The train first climbs up a steep 500 meter hill, giving the rider a few minutes to reflect on their life, before they're plunged down into the first 360° loop, where some will perish. Why? Because traveling at 100 meters per second will cause the rider to experience a G-force-induced loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoxia. If that doesn't work, there are six more consecutive loops, with the final one coming to an abrupt stop. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
India's Supreme Court recently banned the sales and serving of liquor within 500-meters of national and state highways. This new ruling hit business owners hard, and many had to shut down their operations in just weeks. But one resourceful bar owner in Kerala, India devised an effective, yet low-tech, way of bypassing the law. The owner of Aishwarya Bar in North Paravoor, a suburb of Kochi, hired some workers and spent 3-days putting up a series of concrete blocks to turn the previously straight walkway into a maze that leads right up to the entrance. Now, the walking distance from the highway to his bar is approximately 520-meters, making it legal to sell liquor. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
You would think a "Mall Maintenance Shop" with the slogan "we can fix anything," would have a working doorbell, but apparently, that's not the case. Thankfully, there's a window on the door just in case knocking doesn't get any attention either. That is just one of the many oddly ironic things that people on the internet have come across. Other examples include: a Domino's delivery scooter spill, "American Freedom" that is made in China, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.
Not just another piece of heavy machinery you'd find at a normal worksite, the SLJ900, designed by the Shijiazhuang Railway Design Institute, is specifically used to build aqueducts and rail bridges. Most recently, it was used in the construction of a link between Chongqing and Wanzhous in China. It weighs in at a massive 580-tons, spans 300-feet long and 24-feet wide. The SLJ900 consists of four sections of 16, each of which can rotate 90°, equipped with a total of 64 wheels to allow for fluid movement. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Thanks to this gadget, opening plastic clamshell packaging has never been easier. Unfortunately, not everyone has one of these tools handy, so the next best thing would be just a normal pair of scissors. Many would simply cut along the edges of the package, while some may have a temporary brain lapse and end up slicing the product itself into two, like this person with a USB cable. Other examples of people who have no idea include: locking your padlock keys onto itself, collecting bizarre "seashells", and more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.
Some people really just don't care what others think, and a perfect example would be this person who decided to play Solitaire on their Windows XP machine, despite having a line of customers waiting. Other examples include: lugging around a full-sized radio instead of a portable music player, drinking wine while working out, and more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero says he plans to attempt the first human head transplant later this year on 31-year-old Russian software development manager Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from a debilitating muscle-wasting disease. To be more specific, the procedure is estimated to last about 36 hours, and Spiridonov's head will be cooled to around 12° Celsius, cut from his body and connected to a donated body of a brain-dead person as quickly as possible. Canavero will be assisted by a team of 100 surgeons and other medical staff, and afterwards, Spiridonov will be kept in an artificially-induced coma for 3-4 weeks while doctors stimulate his spinal cord nerves to reconnect and start functioning. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Cannikin was an underground nuclear weapons test performed on November 6, 1971, on Amchitka island, Alaska, by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The experiment, part of the Operation Grommet nuclear test series, tested the warhead design for the LIM-49 Spartan anti-ballistic missile. With an explosive yield of almost 5-megatons TNT equivalent, the test was the largest underground explosion ever detonated by the United States. To perform the test, 400 tons of equipment was placed in a shaft 6,150 feet deep and 90 inches wide. Test support equipment was designed to survive a ground upheaval of 15 feet at test time. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
In this small piece of amber, dating back to the mid-Cretaceous Period approximately 99-million-years ago, paleotologist Lida Xing of China University of Geosciences discovered a perfectly preserved dinosaur tail feather from a juvenile coelurosaur. This theropod dinosaur - belonging to the same family as the tyrannosaurs - was about the size of a sparrow. "It's visually stunning and the level of detail on the specimen is not something I was expecting at all. I've done a lot of work on amber from dinosaur bone digs in places like Alberta and Saskatchewan, and there's always the hope that maybe you'll find a fragment of a feather. This actually has part of the animal in it in terms of the skeletal remains too. It's a totally different ball game," said co-author Ryan McKellar of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Hate when products place a sticker that either voids the warranty or forces you to accept the end user agreement when it's broken? Well, this person decided to game the system, literally, by opening this software disc from the bottom instead of breaking the seal. Technically, they should still be able to return it, should they not agree with something, or so we think. Continue reading for more people taking things too literally. Click here for a few bonus images.