Burger King wants to ensure that its customers in Germany are socially distancing themselves to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to promote this, they’ve debuted “social-distance crowns”. These are specially designed to keep customers exactly 6-feet apart as restaurants reopen dine-in service. Read more for a video of the new “Social Distancing Whopper” that goes along with these giant crowns.
Surf Lakes contracted Australian engineering firm Engenuity Solutions to build a 5 Waves prototype in Yeppoon, Queensland. It’s currently the world’s largest wave pool and consists of a piston-shaped, wave-generating mechanism with a metal donut attached in the middle. This compressed air-powered system’s metal donut rises as air is pumped into it, then plunges down into the water as it’s released, generating waves. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Creative agency D’strict specializes in designing, making, and delivering breathtaking visual content on Digital Out of Home. They’ve built some impressive LED walls in the past, but their latest project definitely tops them all. The installation is called ‘WAVE’, and this anamorphic illusion has been installed on a magnificent DOOH of COEX K-POP SQUARE, the largest & high-definition outdoor advertising screen in S.Korea at 80.9m (w) x 20.1M (h). Read more for a video and additional information.
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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has completed excavating the second of two tunnels planned for the Las Vegas Convention Centers underground loop transit system. The first tunnel was finished in February and now, the company will begin construction on the above-ground passenger stations at either end of the tunnels as well as a third underground station in the middle of the loop. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, in certain places around the world, spring not only brings good weather, but also a blanket of fluffy material from trees, better known as poplar fluff. This comes from the fast-growing balsam poplar, which can be either male and female, but only the latter produces fluff with seeds. Many experts recommend to planting just the male poplar to prevent the fluff from spreading allergenic pollen and dust. Read more for the video and additional information.
Pilot Bryan Keith took his Grumman Tiger for a low altitude flyby over the closed runway of Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) in Victorville, California. This is where you’ll find over 400 planes in long-term parking from various airlines, including Delta, Southwest, and more, due to the decrease in passenger flights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more for a video and additional information.
Italy-based Aviointeriors knows that once coronavirus-related travel restrictions are lifted, many will still be hesitant to fly, but the firm has unveiled a solution to keep passengers safely distanced. They tout the new seating system can be delivered within as little as six months, while a simpler retrofit concept could arrive within two months. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Priced at $1.5-million, the UNICAT 6×6 MD56c expedition vehicle is more than ready for a zombie apocalypse. This solar-powered vehicle is powered by a 532-hp diesel engine, mated to a 12-speed transmission that sends power to all wheels with central, front and rear differential locks and gear reduction. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Second Lieutenant Hubert Rochereau, who fought in a Dragoons cavalry regiment in World War I, perished in the village of Loker, Flanders, on April 26, 1918. His parents were so heartbroken that they blocked the entrance to his room so it would remain a pristine shrine to his memory. It was opened by the home’s new owners, who may one day turn it into a museum. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
In a move back to normality, Apple announced the re-opening of its only South Korean store, located in the posh Gangnam neighborhood. It’s also the first location outside China to be reopened since the iPhone maker shuttered all its stores in March to help curb the spread of the virus. There were some added security measures, like requiring customers to wear a mask, stand two meters, or six feet apart while waiting in line and have their temperatures checked before entering. Read more for a video from that store and additional information.