This is not an alien ship, just a Dutchman 100 Tree Spade, or in other words a truck-mounted machine with a four-blade system designed to pull trees up by their 15,000-pound root balls. To be more specific, the spade's 4-blades are mounted onto hydraulically-powered towers - fixed to a circular hinged frame - that enable them to surround the tree on all sides. Once properly positioned around the base of the tree, hydraulic rams plunge each blade sequentially into the earth to lift the tree from its hole. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Photographer and mother of two twins Ayumi Omori transforms nap time photos into dreamworld scenes that only make use of things laying around the house. The Ghostbusters-inspired image above only required towels and mini vacuum cleaner. Other examples include: rock party DJs, street fighters, boxers, and lots more. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
TechRax has been known to destroy a few smartphones over the years, but his latest stunt may trump them all, as it took place at Dubai's Burj Kahlifa, the world's tallest building. "I'm going to go the 148th floor and frickin' drop test the iPhone 7 Plus. Security is 24/7 and I may not find this phone at all," said the vlogger. After the stunt, he tried tracking the device using "Find My iPhone", but apparently, it sustained enough damage to not register at all when pinged. Continue reading for another drop test video, but from a slightly less terrifying 1,000-feet, using a drone.
A group of high school students from Italy have taken plastic recycling to the next level with MyProAction, a vending machine that grinds used plastic bottles into pellets, which are then used to create smartphone via a built-in 3D printer. This invention came about when students Marco Tomasello, Daniele Caputo, Vincenzo Virruso, Vittorio Maggiore, Toni Taormina, and their teacher, Daniela Russo sought a more efficient way of getting youth involved in environmental conservation. Currently, they've built four prototypes and have taken home an AXA Italia Social Impact Award in a national contest along the way. Continue reading for more cool inventions that you may not have known about.
It's never too early to get started with photography, and that's why photographer Timothy Jones gave his 19-month-old son an old Canon G12 to play around with. "He wandered round the house and garden snapping away saying 'cheese' at everything. He even managed to switch the settings to 'sepia' at one point. I'm guessing he was feeling a bit pretentious and wanted to change the style of his shots. He looks through the viewfinder as well rather than use the LCD screen on the back. After he had finished and started to press all the buttons to see what they did I whacked the memory card in the MacBook and had a look at the pics," said Mr. Jones. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of The Simpsons meets Adventure Time.
Le Passage de Gois is a periodically flooded passage leading to the island of Noirmoutier in France. It's situated between Ile de Noirmoutier and Beauvoir-sur-Mer, and flooded twice a day by the high tide. Despite the flooding, there is a foot race, the Foulees du Gois, held every year across it, starting at the onset of the high tide. Even more surprsing, the Passage du Gois was used by Tour de France bicycle race during Stage 2 in 1999. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an insane homemade water-cooled 72,000-Lumen flashlight.
We know that movies and television utilize green screens, but what about magazine photos? Let's just say that things aren't much different, and the techniques used are probably much simpler than you initially thought. For example, this model looks to be standing in front of beautiful mountains, but in reality, the entire background was projected onto a white wall in a house. Continue reading for more interesting examples of magazine photo magic.
"The Vessel" by British designer Thomas Heatherwick may look like an alien structure at first, but it's actually an interactive 15-story-tall building that has 154-flights of stairs, or 2,500 steps to be exact. At 600-tons, this behemoth will be located in Hudson Yards on NYC's Far West Side. "New Yorkers have a fitness thing. We had to think of what could act as the role of a landmarker. Something that could help give character and particularity to the space," said Heatherwick. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Rich McCormack, a freelance photographer from Jersey City, thought he snapped a normal photo of the beams of light at the World Trade Center tribute site, but at the very top, a silhouette of what appears to be an angel, appeared. "Oh my goodness. Richard - incredible. So many signs and wonders. You must be a very special human being to have captured this. We have to believe there is more than the horrors that manifest on this planet. Thank you Jesus," said Cristina Fontanelli. Click here for the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how Lava Lamps are made.
It may not be practical, but for those wanting to experience an AR-15 or M16 rifle like never before, simply attach a Can Cannon. This BATF approved accessory can be used to launch a variety of soda, beer, energy drink cans, or even fruits. There's no need to spend a weekend piecing things together before having some fun, as each 2.8-pound unit comes pre-assembled. Future upgrades include a t-shirt and net launching functions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including Ken Block's highly-anticipated Gymkhana 9.