H1 Unlimited Hydroplane

For those who don’t follow this sport, H1 Unlimited is basically an American Unlimited Hydroplane racing league that is sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association (APBA), and a season typically runs from July through September, consisting of five races. Unlike other watercraft, a hydroplane only uses the water they’re on for propulsion and steering (not for flotation) – when going at full speed they are primarily held aloft by a principle of fluid dynamics known as “planing”, with only a tiny fraction of their hull actually touching the water. Many are powered by the Lycoming T55 L7C turbine engine, originally used in Army Chinook helicopters. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a person who decides to drink cyanide.

5. Guy Drinks Cyanide

4. Getting Stung by a Tarantula Hawk

3. The MP3 Experiment

2. Forging a Sword from Crowbar

1. Oddly Satisfying Conveyor System