The Mazda Furai was a concept car first revealed back in December 2007, powered by a new generation 20B 3-rotor wankel engine that generated 450 brake horsepower, plenty for a vehicle weighing in at just 1,488-pounds. The engine was developed and built by renowned rotary tuner, Racing Beat, who also built the car's rotary-shaped muffler canister. Unfortunately, the vehicle caught on fire during a photography session at Bentwaters Parks on August 19, 2008, at 11:52 am. Driver Mark Ticehurst was piloting the Furai when the engine bay caught fire while cresting a hill on the backside of the track, but thankfully, managed to escape without injury. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web. Click here for bonus images of the Furai.
Simply put, a fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. Approximate fractals found in nature display self-similarity over extended, but finite, scale ranges. The connection between fractals and leaves, for instance, is currently being used to determine how much carbon is contained in trees. These flowers above fall under this category, and are oddly satisfying to look at. Continue reading for more creative examples. Click here for a few bonus images.
The United States presidential state car, best known as "The Beast", is the official state car of the President of the United States. The current model is a unique Cadillac built upon a medium-duty truck platform, and equipped with many life-saving, offensive, and defensive measures, built to the United States Secret Service's standards. The doors of the presidential state car have no keyholes; the way to open the passenger doors on the limousine is a secret known only to the Secret Service. It has more 5-inch-thick bulletproof glass than the previous model, and only the driver's window opens (to pay tolls). It also has run-flat tires, and an interior that's 100% sealed to protect the occupants in the event of a chemical attack. The current presidential state car boasts rocket-propelled grenades, night vision optics, a tear gas cannon, on-board oxygen tanks, an armored fuel tank filled with foam to prevent explosion, pump-action shotguns, and 2 US pints of the president's blood type. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Sometimes, less is more, but when you really want to get away from it all, and don't mind a lack of privacy, this pyramid bedroom in the forest should do the trick. Simply put, it's stylish, yet basic, place to rest your head for the night, with absolutely no luxurious amenities, besides a steel frame and plenty of windows to let natural light flow in. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
With most students back in school, it's only fitting that we round up a few funny and geeky things people have found in textbooks around the world. Starting off, this author managed to sneak in a little footnote about the "Introduction," two sections that apparently nobody reads. Other examples include: a random red panda in an HTML5 textbook, a warning about persons you may encounter in a dark alley, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.
So, you requested that your package be left under the doormat, but didn't realize it was as tall as a 50-inch television, and come home to this sight. This may not be the worst delivery experience you've heard or seen, but sometimes, it may help to add a little disclaimer, like "if can be hidden" to any special instructions. Continue reading to see more funny and strange delivery FAILS.
Set to hit Burning Man 2016 is this virtual reality art experience housed inside a decommissioned Boeing 747. Officially called the "747 project," the aircraft will serve as a venue for showcases, as well as an incubator for music, art, live performances, experiences, and inspirational talks, complete with Google Cardboard integration. The Boeing 747's top has been chopped off to create an outdoor deck for sweeping views of La Playa. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.
Down N' Out, a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, run by a group called Hashtag Burgers, have debuted three Pokemon-themed burgers. Starting this week, Pokemon fanatics will be served either a Pikachu, Charmander or Bulbasaur burger when they order a Pokeburger from the restaurant. "The burgers' flavors have been designed to match each Pokemon's look and personality. Charmander is a bit spicy and has orange lava cheese. Pikachu we wanted to be a bit silly. It's a classic burger with a twist. The restaurant has stuffed it with Tiger Fries, french fries covered in cheese, onions and a Thousand Island-style spread," said Ben Kagan, creative director for Hashtag Burgers, to CNBC. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Could Earth have rings? Certainly, especially if a small moon were to get hit by an asteroid or comet, shattering it, thus impacting Earth itself to create rings. We know that Saturn's rings are made of ice, the Earth's distance from the Sun, small ice particles would quickly be destroyed by sunlight. So, Earthrings would probably be made of rock, and as illustrator Kevin Gill shows, they would look different if you were seeing sunlight reflected off them versus seeing the Sun through them. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
There are a total of four weapons stations between the two internal bays of the F-35. Two of these can carry air-to-surface missiles up to 2,000-pounds in A and C models, or two bombs up to 1,000-pounds in the B model; the other two stations are for smaller weapons such as air-to-air missiles. The weapon bays can carry AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-132 ASRAAM, the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), Paveway series of bombs, the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), Brimstone anti-tank missiles, and cluster munitions (Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser). Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.