Skydiving is already an extremely dangerous sport, but imagine jumping from an airplane at 25,000-feet without a parachute? Daredevil Luke Aikins will attempt this very stunt tomorrow, and without a wingsuit. He'll have just one chance to land in a safety net the size of a 1/3 the size of a football field while descending at speeds up to 120mph. The total free fall time will be approximately 126-seconds, giving him enough time to maneuver towards the net. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Chinese migrant worker Yu Jianchun has no mathematics background nor a college degree, but he's currently being hailed as a real-life version of Will Hunting, the Matt Damon's character in the 1997 Oscar-winning film "Good Will Hunting", after discovering an alternative method to verify Carmichael numbers. What are Carmichael numbers? They're also called "pseudo primes", or large numbers that only appear to be prime numbers, which are only divisible by one and themselves. "I made my discoveries through intuition. I would write down what I thought when inspiration struck about the Carmichael," said Yu. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Norway has its own share of bridges, but they plan on spending $25-billion to build the world's first "submerged floating bridge" that shortens travel times between Kristiansand and Trondheim from 21-hours down to less than 11-hours. It will consist of two 4,000-foot long concrete tubes - braced to each other with trusses and bedrock - one for each direction. Since they're underwater, inclement weather above the surface will not affect them, and depth is controlled by a series of pontoons floated on the surface of the fjord. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an interesting Hoover Dam water bottle experiment.
Don't need all the amenities of a luxury resort, and just want to relax with some fresh air? The Null Stern Hotel is a perfect getaway. Conceptualized by hoteliers Frank and Patrick Riklin, it's located in the Swiss town of Graubunden. You won't find any walls, a ceiling, bathroom, or any type of structure, just a double bed, a nightstand, as well as a lamp. Continue reading for another video and more information.
There are tomato trees, and this mutant-like creation, discovered by Yong Huang, manager of agricultural science at The Land pavilion at Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, in Beijing China. He brought a few seeds back to the resort, planted them, and proceeded to set a record harvest from a single plant consisting of 32,000 tomatoes with a total weight 1,150-pounds. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The Lowline is the world's first underground park in the New York City borough of Manhattan that would be located under the eastbound roadway of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, adjacent to the Essex Street station. Light collectors would be placed at ground level or on surrounding rooftops, with suggested locations, including the median on Delancey Street. Artificial lighting would be used to supplement the redirected sunlight on cloudy days and at night. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Always wanted a piece of a real Soviet spy satellite and have $18,500 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, then look no further than this fine specimen, which USSRPhoto says was once used on the Yantar 4K2 satellite. This 348-pound lens measures 4.36-feet long, has a diameter of 1.54-feet at its widest point, and was mounted to a Zhemchug-18 film camera. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Many dream, or have dreamed, about visiting a Disney theme park, and for five lucky kids, it's as simple as visiting their grandfather in Fullerton, California. Sixty-eight-year-old Steve Dobbs, a former Boeing engineer, says his grandchildren were easily bored with normal toys, so he decided to build several Disney-themed attractions from scratch. You'll find "Small World", "Finding Nemo", and even a "Matterhorn" roller coaster. Continue reading for a video of the coaster and more information.
The Y-40 "Deep Joy" pool first opened back in 2014, designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto, and measures 131-feet deep, making it the world's deepest. It contains 1.1-million gallons of thermal water kept at a temperature of 32-34 °C. Featuring underwater caves and even a suspended, transparent, underwater tunnel for guests to walk through. It includes platforms at various depths, ranging from 4.3-feet to 39-feet, before the walls of the pool narrow into a well-like funnel which plunges straight down to 131-feet. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a crazy viral video of a stunt pilot flying underneath a motorcyclist doing a backflip.
Erta Ale is basically a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia, situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area spanning the border with Eritrea. It's noted for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century, since 1906. Erta Ale means "smoking mountain" in the local Afar language and its southernmost pit is known locally as "the gateway to Hell". Continue reading for a two-part video series on the volcano, and more information.