Let's face it, every theme park likes to squeeze as much money as possible out of their guests, and that includes even while riding their attractions. Whether it be a roller coaster, log flume ride, or just a simple walk through attraction, there are normally cameras setup in prime locations to capture reactions. Sometimes, people come prepared with props and all, to make sure their $19.95 (or more) is well spent. Continue reading to see some of the greatest theme park attraction photos to hit the internet.
Christopher Nolan may have had a $250-million-dollar budget to work with for The Dark Knight Rises, but it probably didn't include the cost of replacing a $500,000 IMAX camera. While filming a scene Mellon Institute, Anne Hathaway's stunt double drove a Batpod directly into one of these pricey camera rigs. IMAX increases the resolution of the image by using a much larger film frame: while a frame of 35mm film offers approximately six thousand lines (6K) of horizontal resolution, an IMAX negative can potentially display the equivalent of 18 thousand lines (18K) of horizontal resolution. Continue reading for more interesting facts.
Ever come across something that was too detailed or specific? These everyday things definitely fall under that category, starting with this sale sign posted in front of a store. Having a 50% off sale isn't anything out of the ordinary, but when the owner decides that just isn't enough, 51.8647% is apparently the next best thing. Continue reading to see more oddly specific randomness.
This person, who works at an IT firm in Augusta, Georgia, was asked by a fellow office mate to take care of a plant while she was away for 4 days, and then the rest is history. He decided to take it out on extraordinary adventures, or at least by plant standards. Not only do they visit the city's most popular places, he even teaches it to drive and play foosball. Continue reading for more pictures.
ZheJiang University researchers in China demonstrate graphene aerogel by placing the extremely light substance on a flower. Professor Gao Chao created this by using a new freeze-drying method that involved freeze-drying solutions of carbon nanotubes and graphene to form a carbon sponge that can be arbitrarily adjusted to any shape. The final result is a very strong and extremely elastic material that can also absorb up to 900 times its own weight in oil - one gram of aerogel can absorb up to 68.8 grams of organics per second, making it perfect for mopping up oil spills at sea. Continue reading for more.
By definition, irony means something that is happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this. For example, this "college of architecture and planning" should have at least managed to space the letters out properly, without having to place the letter "c" off to one side. Continue reading for more unintentionally ironic images captured at the perfect moment.
Even though Halloween has come and gone, the last thing a student expects to see in class is a Minion, or at least their professor dressed as one and teaching an entire class while costumed. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that is just one of the many funny and strange stunts people are pulling off at their schools on a regular basis. Continue reading to see more, including an awesome science experiment captured at the perfect time.
Most of the notable vans you see online are tricked out with the latest and greatest technology, but these two friends from Australia did something unexpected with theirs. Called Orange Sky Laundry, this van doubles as a mobile laundromat to give the homeless the opportunity to wash their clothes safely. Thanks to donations, they were able to purchase a washing machine and dryer, allowing them to clean 20kg of laundry per hour. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Let's face it, things rarely go the way we want them to, but unfortunate times, call for drastic (and creative) measures. For example, some frozen water bottles and ice packs strapped to a standing fan is probably the next best thing to a real air conditioner. Or, using perfectly placed wallpaper to make your cracked smartphone display less noticeable. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how geeky parents get their babies to stay still while feeding them.
You know it's time for a vacation, when...playing solitaire during regular working hours becomes a habit, such as for this police officer. Sure, they might be on lunch, but that's still not excuse for using your police cruiser's computer to play the game. That is just one of the many examples we've rounded up for you today of people who really need some time off from work. Continue reading to see them all.