The MH-53E Sea Dragon is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military, it fills the United States Navy's need for long range minesweeping or Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) missions, and perform heavy-lift duties. The helicopter has a cruise speed of 173 mph (278 km/h) and a range of 621 miles (1,000 km). This awesome video shows the massive helicopter performing a quick stop, or in other words, hitting the brakes and executing a maximum deceleration maneuver. Continue reading for two more videos of the MH-53E.
This $70-million, Mach 1.8 capable SAAB JAS-39 fighter jet managed to safely land on the Finnish country road in Hosio, as part of a military exercise called "Baana 2015" between the Swedish and the Finnish air forces at the Rovaniemi Air Base. For those who don't know, the Saab JAS-39 Gripen was designed during the Cold War, and meant to be a quick response weapon in case of Soviet invasion, so it needed to take off from snow-covered 800 meters (2,600 ft) long airstrips. Continue reading for a video of an F-18 Hornet taking off from a Finnish road.
A UFO researcher has spotted what may be an extraterrestrial spaceship among thousands of photographs taken by astronauts on the Apollo missions. The image in question show three lights in the corner of one shot of a lunar landscape. Scott C Waring says it could possibly be a top secret 'TR3B' craft that the US military could have been testing at the time. "All evidence points to this being 100 per cent real guys. No doubts here. I just don't see why NASA doesn't just cave in from the massive amount of evidence the public is posting," adds Waring. Continue reading for another video that one Apollo 17 astronaut spotted while on the lunar surface.
A sinkhole that opened on Queensland's Sunshine Coast last week swallowed a car, caravan and camping trailer is estimated to be 200 meters long, 50-meters wide, and up to 9-meters deep. Theories about what might have caused the sinkhole to develop have been circulating, with some people speculating the recent earthquake activity in the area could be responsible, while others suggest the sand mining that took place around Inskip Point in the mid-20th Century could also be playing a role. The video above shows what divers found at the bottom of this sinkhole. Continue reading for an aerial video.
Ever wonder why tanks have absolutely no windows? This video, produced by Aleksandr Kotlovoy, a Russian TV presenter, shows why. The team conducted an experiment to see whether 45-layers of bulletproof glass could stop a hit from an RPG-7, a Russian shoulder-fired anti-armor rocket grenade launcher. Just as you probably guessed, the rocket was more than capable of penetrating the multi-layered glass, even smashed through a second thick panel of glass a couple of meters in front of it. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Forth Worth dog train.
Mad Max: Fury Road gets a modern day makeover filled with go-karts, golf carts, paintball guns and lots of actors. Devin "Super Tramp" Graham's, best known for his YouTube clips of cliff-jumping, jet surfing and urban kayaking, latest project is definitely no slouch. Filmed in the Utah desert using professional stunt actors, the team really nailed the look and feel of the original movie using carts and paintball guns. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes clip.
Shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla has just released new footage of Deep Blue, a 20-foot-long great white shark believed to be the largest of its kind in the world, swimming near researchers in steel cages. It was captured off Mexico's Guadalupe Island in 2013, but the researcher just recently found the recording on his computer. Near the end of the clip, you'll see the shark bumping into one of the cages with its nose, showing off it's rows of razor-sharp teeth to the camera below. Continue reading for another video of Deep Blue.
They 1,650-foot Sky Ladder appears to defy gravity at first, but it's just a clever illusion consisting of fireworks that stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China. It's the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York. The ladder, made of metal wire and aluminum, was filled with gunpowder and then attached to the bottom of a hot air balloon launched from a boat off the shore of nearby Huiyu Island. In related news, continue reading for an insane fireworks FAILS video compilation.
Surfing and narrow rivers aren't just usually found in the same sentence, that is unless...you're talking about the Eisbach in Munich, Germany. This famous river wave phenomenon is caused by water that comes gushing in from under the bridge into a 39-foot-wide channel, which is then caromed off right-angled concrete walls. Man-made concrete bollards and a system of ropes, along with pulleys as well as stopper planks, forces the water to crest, yielding the best waves you'll ever find in the middle of a busy city street. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Aviation enthusiasts probably know that the MiG-29 Fulcrum can achieve Mach 2.25, but now this clip, filmed at the recent RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) at RAF Fairford, UK, shows the jet beginning its display with an incredible vertical take-off. We used the term 'going ballistic' for the Mig-29's vertical climb in full afterburner even though the term refers to the ballistic path (similar to the trajectory of a thrown or launched projectile) a jet put into a nearly-vertical climb would follow under the action of gravity, without propulsion," says The Aviationist. Continue reading for another video of the MiG-29 reaching the edge of space and more information.