Sometimes reality is weirder than fiction. After the moose dangling from the power lines
, now here here we have an airplane performing the same trick.
Airplane dangling from power lines
The airplane had been approaching the landing field in Durach (Germany) when the 65-year-old pilot made an error and clipped the high-tension cables on his way in. The right landing wheel got caught and flipped the plane over on to its back.
The pilot and his wife were suspended from the 380,000 volt cables for nearly three hours upside down with aviation fuel pouring over them and dangerously close to the hot engine. A specialist crane weighing over 130 tons had to be trucked in to rescue them.
A video report called "Plane hits power lines " can be found on the BBC website.
By xorbit, last changed on August 18, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //
Getting from point A to point B would become a whole lot more interesting if this guy would have his way. What you see here is the GEN H-4, the worlds smallest one-man helicopter. For 'just' $29000 and 30-40 hours of spare time (some assembly is required), this thing will get you in the air for about 30 minutes, at speeds up to 90 km/h (56 mph) and as high as a kilometer (about half a mile). The faint of heart need not apply.
GEN H-4 personal helicopter
Yes, this thing is for real. This movie shows it in operation. I just wish the pilot would actually show off the speed and height this thing can reach instead of mozying around...
By xorbit, last changed on August 7, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //
I found a hillarious list on the web called "50 things to do on an exam when you know you are going to fail anyway". Here are some of the best ones:
The complete list can be found at 50 things to do on an exam when you know you are going to fail anyway .
By xorbit, last changed on August 6, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //
What do you do when you have an old tank, a milk can and a tin bucket laying around? Why, you turn it into a cow and put it in your front yard of course!
By xorbit, last changed on June 25, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //
Is this modern art? No, it is a snake that was hungry and decided that a couple of light bulbs looked very tasty!
Would you like some tasty light bulbs?
It is amazing what animals will eat. It is even more amazing what they will eat and still survive. To find out how many golf balls and rocks fit in a dog, take a look at this HousePetMagazine.com page called "They ate what!" . You'll also find out where to look the next time a steak knife goes missing...
By xorbit, last changed on May 9, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //
Isn't this a nice picture of a sunset over the sea?
Incr-edible sunset over the sea
Now look a little closer. Are you sure that the sea is actually water? Are you sure those rocks are actually rocks? And is that really the sky?
This is a nice example of the art of Carl Warner. The whole landscape is made of food! The sky and sea are made of salmon, the rocks are bread and potatos, and the little boat is a pea pod. Isn't that amazing?
I found more examples of Carl Warner's edible landscapes on the BBC web site .
Or visit Carl Warner's own web site , but be warned that it is one of those fancy Flash-only sites that look great but are a pain to use and may not work for you.
By xorbit, last changed on April 2, 2008 // E-mail to a friend //