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Monday, October 18, 2010

Underwater Scooter HydroBOB

Posted by KRCKE
From: http://www.insanetwist.com/

HydroBOB - This compact scooter to ride under the water. It allows even an inexperienced person, feel like an underwater explorer, the truth will not travel on the sea bottom, and at the bottom of the pool. Oxygen it gets from a special balloon attached to the scooter itself, rather than through the hose, which stretches to the water surface. If you have kindled a desire to ride on such transport, then you have to go to "Hyrdodome" in Forte-Loderdeyle (Fort Lauderdale), Florida, for $ 25 per hour














Soccer Fan Tattoos Team Jersey on His Torso

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USSR's Moon Lander: A New Look At A Space Race Oddity

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You can see the hammer and sickle, and the "C" in "CCCP."

What is this thing? It's the USSR's version of the lunar module that -- as far as know -- never made it to the moon.

It's not on public display, but a student got a tour of the storage facility in Russia and posted pictures to his livejournal page, the website ZMEScience reports.
It's not like no one knew what the LK Lander looked like, but the historic curiosity has been out of public sight for a while.

The somewhat translated explanation from the livejournal page:Very original shot was due to secrecy. "Much to show you I just can not, although that may be confidential in the engines, R-7, I do not understand, because in the internet and so this in bulk, but here at the Department of the R-7 - a secret unit. Okay, we are accustomed to all sorts of wonders and absurdities."

It's "an engineering relic," ZMEScience says.

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As always, the USSR's design seem more brutal compared to NASA's sleekness

Top 12 luxury train fares in the world


There are certainly choices you can make when you’re deciding on a way to get from Point A to Point B, or when you are planning a holiday away from the rat race of everyday life. Train travel is a popular means of travel, and booking Virgin trains is easy, but luxury train travel can be as different from “coach” as stand-by flights are to first class, on airlines. You can locate luxury train travel in many areas of the world. Many nations in Europe offer this travel option, as do some places in the United States. Canada has its share of luxury train trips, as well. If you want to travel the rails in luxury, you can choose from locations all over the world. Traveling in luxury on a train offers rooms to relax in, rather than simple seats. If you rent a full car, you may be surprised at the luxuries included. In addition, luxury train service offers gourmet dining, which is not at all the standard fare for regular train trips. Luxury trains may even offer professional chefs at your beck and call, and full kitchens. You will discover when traveling on a luxury train line, that there are sometimes luxury cars set up for entertainment, including feature films. Some may even have live shows. Some corporate executives are accustomed to traveling in these ways, but most people aren’t. You may wish to get travel insurance through Virgin money for your holiday.

1 – Pride of Africa £10,600 per person

1 Pride Africa 1 Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This is a nature trip, exploring the majesty, beauty and grandeur of the Dark Continent. You will travel through Cape Town, Pretoria, Kimberley and Kruger National Park, among other stops. This is billed as the luxury train above all the rest.

2 – Eastern & Oriental Express £7100 per person

3 aestern Oriental Express Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This trip goes from Singapore to Bangkok, through tropical forests that are lush and beautiful. The train is stylish, modern and ultra-comfortable.

3 – Royal Scotsman £6000 per person – The Grand North Western Journey (7 Nights)

4 Royal Scotsman train Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
The most expensive train ride on Planet Earth is the Royal Scotsman. A four-day trip on this train costs more than a nineteen-day first class ride on the Trans-Siberian railway. There are special cabins for dining and for other purposes.

4 – Danube Express £2,990 per person

5 Danube Express Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This train is called a luxury hotel on wheels, and it’s a private train where you will have your own personal staff member to cater to all your needs throughout the whole trip through Central Europe.

5 – Trans-Siberian Railway £2,150 per person

6 Trans Siberian Railway Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
The grand-daddy of luxury train travel is the Trans-Siberian Railway. It travels 6000 miles through Russia, showing you vistas of vastness and brilliance.

6 – The Blue Train – £2,070 per person

8 The Blue Train Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This is an exclusive train that carries only 84 passengers on each trip. Traveling from Pretoria to Cape Town, it will show you some of the most beautiful sights in Africa. Each compartment has its on bathroom, air conditioning, television and service with one press of a button.

7 – Venice Simplon-Orient-Express £1,755 per person

9 Venice Simplon Orient Express Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This luxury train links many cities in Europe, including Venice, London, Budapest, Rome and Prague. This is a charming trip but not for the penny-pinchers. A three-day trip through Austria, Switzerland and France will run you more than 2000 Euros.

8 – California Zephyr £1,560.42 per person

10 California Zephyr Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This classic route travels from the Pacific Ocean to the Great Lakes region. It almost follows the transcontinental railway’s first line. You can relive the Gilded Age travels.

9 – Glacier Express – £1375 per person

11 Glacier Express Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
180 miles of landscapes that take eight hours to see, this express train is not a speed train. The tracks link the two mountain resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz, in the Swiss Alps.

10 – Great South Pacific Express, Australia £1,170 per person

12 Great South Pacific Express Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
The luxury train that zips along the eastern seaboard between Sydney and Cairns was launched in 1999. The trip is divided into two sections with an overnight stay in Brisbane. The more memorable leg is the lush Brisbane-Cairns one, which includes a helicopter trip to the Barrier Reef, where you’ll spend the day snorkelling from a pontoon

11 – Copper Canyon Railway 557.65 per person

13 Copper Canyon Railway Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This Chepe train gives you amazing sounds and sights, and passes through rugged terrain in Mexico. Special luxury compartments give you excellent cuisine.

12 – The Hiram Bingham – £500 per person

14 The Hiram Bingham Top 12 luxury train fares in the world
This luxury train travels to Machu Picchu, with steep climbs and lush fields. You’ll sit in the lap of luxury through the Andes.

No-One Will Dare Steal Your Personalized Bike (Unless Their Name's "Andrea" Too)

From: http://gizmodo.com/

No-One Will Dare Steal Your Personalized Bike (Unless Their Name's "Andrea" Too)

Even the most successful bike-thief will hesitate for a moment before slicing through the D-lock on your prized personalized ride...which is why you should make it even more difficult for them by riding a two-man first and lastname bike:

No-One Will Dare Steal Your Personalized Bike (Unless Their Name's "Andrea" Too)

Sure, there may be a few integral components missing from this concept (gears, chains, pedals...) but designer Juri Zaech is trying to figure out a way to actually make a prototype of one of the bikes.

Any ideas? [Behance via TrendsNow]

Bill Murray In Full Ghostbusters Gear at Scream Awards

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On Saturday at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles Bill Murray accepted the award for the best horror movie “Zombieland” wearing full Ghostbusters gear (he had a cameo in the film).

Former U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Marijuana Legalization


By the CNN Wire Staff
Ex-surgeon general: Legalize marijuana

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
* Joycelyn Elders tells CNN resources can be better spent
* She says the drug's illegality is criminalizing young people
* "It's not a toxic substance," she says
* California's Proposition 19 would legalize marijuana use in the state


(CNN) -- Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders told CNN Sunday she supports legalizing marijuana.

The trend-setting state of California is voting next month on a ballot initiative to legalize pot, also known as Proposition 19. The measure would legalize recreational use in the state, though federal officials have said they would continue to enforce drug laws in California if the initiative is approved.

"What I think is horrible about all of this, is that we criminalize young people. And we use so many of our excellent resources ... for things that aren't really causing any problems," said Elders. "It's not a toxic substance."

Supporters of California's Prop. 19 say it would raise revenue and cut the cost of enforcement, while opponents point to drug's harmful side-effects.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter, obtained by CNN Friday, that federal agents would continue to enforce federal marijuana laws and warned Prop. 19, if passed, would be a major stumbling block to federal partnerships between state and local authorities around drug enforcement.

His letter was a response to an August letter from several former directors of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration urging the White House to block Prop. 19 if it's approved next month.

Elders stressed the drug is not physically addictive and pointed to the damaging impact of alcohol, which is legal.

"We have the highest number of people in the world being criminalized, many for non-violent crimes related to marijuana," said Elders. "We can use our resources so much better."

World's Largest Single-Family Monster Home Built in India

From: http://www.treehugger.com/

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Photo: Frédéric Soltan / Corbis (via Time)

Rising like an monument to immoderation, the world's biggest monster home has finally been completed in Mumbai, India. Built by the world's fourth richest man, Mukesh Ambani to the tune of $1 billion, the gargantuan 27-storey high-rise will be inhabited only by Ambani and his family -- in addition to a corporate facility. Nicknamed "Antilia" after a mythical island, TreeHugger Lloyd also called it one of the dumbest so-called 'green' buildings ever. No wonder too -- despite this behemoth boasting vertical gardens, according to Time the rest of the building is positively excessive:

The lavish building... is 173 meters high and has 37,000 square meters of floor space -- more than the Palace of Versailles. It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema. There are three helicopter pads on the roof and a car park for 160 vehicles on the ground floors. It's obviously quite a job keeping all this running smoothly, so the house, if you can call it that, also boasts a staff of 600. And all this for just Ambani, his wife and their three children to enjoy.

Parachuting Into Michigan Stadium with the 101st Airborne Division

Sgt. Adam Sniffen from the 101st Airborne Division delivers the game ball via parachute before the Michigan vs. MSU game at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010.

Father And Son Send iPhone Into Space And Record Incredible Video

The Huffington Post   |  Hunter Stuart
A father and son from Brooklyn, New York sent an iPhone into the stratosphere a few weeks ago to record a video of the earth's curvature.

The two spent eight months researching and testing their homemade craft, which was made of a weather balloon and a styrofoam case for the iPhone, before launching in Newburgh, NY.
The phone apparently braved winds of 100 miles-per-hour and temperatures as cold as 60 below zero (the iPhone was smartly packed with hand warmers).

The recorded video shows the phone reaching a height of 100,000 feet before the balloon burst, plummeting the contraption back to earth, where it landed 30 miles from the launch point, in a tree, where the father and son found it in the dark because of the iPhone's LED light.


Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

Princess Leia Getting High While Battling the Empire?

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REUTERS/Fred Prouser

During filming of The Empire Strikes Back, the second movie in the epic "Star Wars" saga, it turns out the subzero planet Hoth didn't have the only snow on the set.


Actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the first trilogy admitted to the Australian Associated Press that she used cocaine while the movie was being shot. "We did cocaine on the set of 'Empire', in the ice planet," she told the Aussie newswire on a visit to Sydney for her stand-up comedy show Wishful Drinking. "I didn't even like coke that much, it was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high." (See a video on doing yoga, Star Wars style.)

Fisher, 53, now known in the movie biz primarily as a writer and comedienne, said her life had spiraled into a tempest of addiction and rehab, and even sent her to the emergency room from an overdose. John Belushi, her co-star in The Blues Brothers, which was released in 1980, the same year as Empire, warned her of her problem. Ironically, Belushi himself succumbed to a drug overdose in 1982.

"Slowly I realised I was doing a bit more drugs than other people and losing my choice in the matter," she said. "If I'd been addicted to booze I'd be dead now, because you just go out and get it." (See the Top 10 "Star Wars" fan films.)

Wall Street monopoly set worth $2m



The world's most expensive Monopoly set has gone on show on Wall Street, complete with a gold board and jewel encrusted pieces.

10th Grader Aaron Gordon’s In-Game 360 Off the Backboard

From: http://thehoopdoctors.com/

If you think it’s a typo, you are mistaken. Rising Class of 2013 power/small forward Aaron Gordon is one of the most athletic players in the sophomore class. If you recognize the last name, Aaron is the younger brother of former UCLA stand-out Drew Gordon, who recently transfered to the University of New Mexico.

The younger Gordon is the #23 rated prospect in the entire ‘13 Class, but has the skills to be a Top 10 talent by his senior season. At 6‘7 and 215 lbs, Aaron uses his already large frame to overpower smaller defenders, but also has above average hands and passing skills to either drop a dime or drive right by larger opponents.

Surely Gordon is not finished growing as he should add a few inches and gain a few more pounds to become a top tier big man come 2013. Even at the ripe age of 15, Aaron is receiving lots of high major interest from all the big time programs out West like Cal, Arizona, Stanford, Washington, and of course SEC powerhouse Kentucky.

We here at TheHoopDoctors.com will be keeping our eye on Aaron.

Check out Aaron first pulling off a sweet windmill before finishing off an amazing 360 jam off an alley-oop pass off the backboard:


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