Monday, 19 June 2017

Rafa Ortiz trades his kayak for inflatable pool toy in this one-of-a-kind waterfall send. Most people would consider running a perfectly good kayak off a 70-foot waterfall somewhat extreme. But for Rafa Ortiz, that’s just another day at the office.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Rocket Lab soars into space

May 28, 2017
New Zealand rocket company Rocket Lab has made its first-ever launch.
The company held the maiden flight of its battery-powered 3D-printed rocket at Mahia Peninsula last week.
Earlier launch attempts were delayed due to wind.
In a post to Twitter, the company said, “Made it to space. Team delighted. More to follow!”
Although the 15m rocket, Electron, did reach space, it did not quite make it into orbit.
The American-New Zealand company said it would be looking into why it didn’t make it into orbit.
Rocket Lab’s customers include NASA, earth-imaging firm Planet and start-ups Spire and Moon Express.
The government said the rocket launch was the first visible sign of a space industry in New Zealand.
The rocket will eventually burn up on re-entry

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Car vending machine

May 28, 2017
Forget soft drinks, chocolate and chips – vending machines are now in the business of dispensing cars.
A 15-storey building in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis, and is the largest “vending machine” in the world.
Once the customer selects the car they wish to look at, a lift-like platform brings it down to the ground floor
Used car seller Autobahn Motors recently opened the futuristic showroom, with vehicles on display in 60 slots just like you’d find your favourite chocolate bar or fizzy drink.
The dispensing concept is similar to that of a modern snack machine, too, where customers on the ground floor choose from a touchscreen display which car they wish to see.
Once selected, the car arrives within a few minutes, travelling down the middle of the building on a moving platform.
Vehicles on offer range from modern luxury sports cars to classics, including a 2014 McLaren 650s, a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador and a 1955 Morgan Plus 4, as well as a number of Ferrari, Bentley and Porsche models.
Gary Hong, general manager at Autobahn Motors, said the vending machine format was aimed at making efficient use of space in land-scarce Singapore as well as standing out from the competition

Friday, 19 May 2017

Denmark gets first wolf pack in 200 years

May 19, 2017
Scientists in Denmark say that the country now has its first pack of wolves in more than 200 years.
Wolves hadn’t been seen in the country in two centuries until one was spotted in Jutland five years ago.
Now  there appears to be a pair of wolves moving together in the region.
Dr Peter Sunde of Aarhus University said it would only be a matter of time before they mate.
“We expect that they will have cubs this year or the next,” he said, pointing out that if it’s the former, she’s probably in a den tending to young, as wolves tend to breed in spring.
The fact that the pair have been spotted together probably shows that there aren’t any pups yet, as the male would instead be hunting on its own.

The emergence of wolves in Denmark has become a cause for concern for farmers and animal breeders.
In February, there were appeals for action after a string of attacks on sheep in west Jutland were blamed on the predators. Last month six deer were killed at a deer park near a government-approved “wolf zone”.
 my opinion is that it is amazing because it has been 200 years and they are my favourite animal.

Monday, 15 May 2017

                                           World record limbo skating






Limbo skating sensation Tiluck Keisam has broken his own record for the Farthest distance limbo skating under bars, after propelling himself a jaw-dropping 145 metres (475 ft 7 in) beneath poles just 30 cm high.

Friday, 5 May 2017

     

Cheetah baby boom could slow extinction

May 5, 2017
A cheetah sanctuary in the US has seen a boom in the wild cats’ population with the birth of 10 new cubs.
The population increase is a big boost for scientists who are working to save the animal from extinction.
In the wild, cheetah numbers are quickly dwindling which has led to scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in the United States to act.
Scientists put the decreasing numbers down to human intrusion into cheetah’s natural habitat.

Monday, 3 April 2017

                                     

              Bug restaurant

                                 

                 




The Löscher restaurant in Switzerland’s capital city, Bern, is now offering classes to instruct people how to cook with insects. YUCK!
Insects are a sustainable, protein-packed food source, and cultures around the world—from Central Africa to Asia and Latin America—eat the tiny critters.
Löscher’s manager, Andrea Staudacher, said “To enjoy the taste of bugs, we need to rethink our relationship with them. We associate prawns with food but not grasshoppers. However the two animals are very similar,”
Cookery students will learn how to cook items including muffins and falafel using house-bred weevils, or flour worms, and fried grasshoppers.
Löscher’s insect-based culinary course costs around $80, and is available for 20 participants.