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249 MPH? Japanese Unveil World’s Fastest Bullet Train

Train speeds are improving all the time. Did you know, for example, that Japan has just unveiled a bullet train that can move as fast as 249mph?

The Japanese have a unique habit when it comes to innovation, and tend to be pretty good at taking inventions higher than ever before. Well, with the new ALFA-X, you will be able to see a train that can hit speeds you would barely be able to believe.

When you get on a train, the aim is to get you somewhere without wasting any time. It’s the obvious and main reason to get a train; to help you get to somewhere faster than you would if you had just gone on-foot or alone.

For many people, trains are getting faster and faster than we can imagine. Often, if you were to find out the pace that a train was moving at, you would likely be surprised at just how fast it is.

The power of this train is already making experts blush; though it won’t be actually in service until, it’s estimated, 2030. So, someone has 11 or so years to board a train that can go close to 250mph!

This new treat will be used at around 224mph on average, which would mean that it would travel on average 10kph faster than the Chinese equivalent, the Fuxing Hao. This has the same top speed capacity, but it’s likely that the ALFA-X will win on consistency.

Historical Speed

At around 72ft in the nose area alone, the ALFA-X is an imposing piece of modern locomotive history. It’s going to help change the entire industry, it is hoped, bringing to light an even higher than expected standard for the future.

The futuristic, modern design will obviously make it stand out, while the imperious design style – with 10 cars in total – ensures it will be efficient as well as stylish.

The train will be part of the new Shinkansen high-speed railway lines which are appearing all across Japan. Testing will begin between Aomori and Sendai, during the evening, and will be a 3-year testing plan. This will provide ample time to perfect the overall style of the train, and make sure that it is capable of meeting expectations performance-wise.

Interestingly, the Shinkansen N700S only was agreed to be put into operation in 2020, which can hit speeds of around 186mph. This, though, will simply blow it away, adding a new level of power and pace onto the railway tracks of Japan. While it may not be as fast as trains using magnetic levitation, this will ensure that this particular kind of bullet train can still keep up with the very best.

The bullet train has become a major part of Japanese travel culture, and for that reason many would be sad to see it go. Make no mistake, though, this new kind of train shows that – even with the growth of the maglev trains – there is still much love for bullet trains in Japan and beyond.

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Unfold Your Getaway: Canoe for City Dwellers Packs Down to a Suitcase

For those who live in a big city, canoes are just things you associate with getaways or, at the very least, an expensive rental at a nearby body of water. People who live in suburbia barely have room to store them, much less those of us who live in apartment buildings.

Imagine trying to lug a massive canoe up your narrow staircase or trying to fit it in your overhead storage space – not possible!

But Ghent-based designer Otto Van De Steene found the solution one day while he was fiddling around with an origami canoe. It made him think: could this be replicated in a real-life canoe? Steene has proved that it can with the ‘ONAK,’ a portable canoe that folds down to the size of a suitcase.

Steene had seen numerous other models that just didn’t measure up at outdoor recreation stores. “You have the canoes that have really good performance on the water – they’re fast, but they’re quite heavy and take an hour to assemble. Nothing to do in an evening after work.”

Trial and Error

One that was recently released was the Oru folding kayak which had the potential to be successful, but the plastic construction didn’t lend itself to durability. Steene tried making his out of a custom-made polypropylene for his own design, as it’s lighter and stiffer, improving the boat’s performance.

With its honeycomb-core composite material, it’s ten times as strong as standard polypropylene, making it highly durable and fully recyclable.“By making hundreds of paper models and fifteen real prototypes, we also refined the design of our patent pending hull.

This was a huge challenge due to the limitations of origami. We opted for a narrow and fast canoe design that keeps its momentum very well, while still being delightfully easy and stable to maneuver for beginners.

”The process of assembling or packing up the portable canoe takes about ten minutes. The size is a bit bigger than the Oru – 47”x15.7”x10” as a roller case, expanding to 183” long by 33.5” wide –, but the fact that it’s on wheels makes it more conducive to transporting from place to place.

It can also carry about 440 pounds with enough room for two adults, a child, and gear.

The Okak has met its goal after just a couple days left on its Kickstarter campaign, but if you back the project in time, you can still get a pretty good price. Once it hits the market, it will sell for about $1450 with two paddles.

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Skydiver Solves Rubik’s Cube While Free Falling

Rumble / Unusual Talents — The world is full of many talented individuals. Some have very common talents such as singing or dancing, while others have very unique talents on their own. Whatever the case, talents deserve to be recognized. One such unique talent has emerged in this awesome video here!

There are many interesting and unique people in this world. Some have very unique skills and talents that others don’t. It seems that one such unique person with and amazing talent was discovered in this video here! Check out this daredevil as he attempts to solve a Rubik’s cube after jumping out of a plane!

Footage presents his 6th attempt to jump from 14,000 feet as he falls for about 60 seconds. However, it takes him 56 seconds to solve the cube which is insane! Most people have a very hard time solving a Rubik’s Cube just as it is, so it is a real miracle how this man manages to solve the cube in less than a minute during a free fall while skydiving! Talk about having an amazing talent!

It is amazing that he can do something like this! Most people take forever to solve a Rubik’s cube as they are pretty complicated. This man solved it in seconds and made it look so easy! The fact that he did this venture while skydiving made it even more memorable!

In addition, man’s nonchalant face expression makes this video unforgettable! He is so peaceful and concentrated at his task, that you can barely tell that he is actually solving it mid-air! Amazing!

Have you ever seen something like this before? Do you have any unique talents to present? Let us know down in the comments section below! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely make them smile! This is one clip that no one wants to miss!

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Observatory Transformed into R2-D2

The German professor Hubert Zitt currently teaches at Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences but frequently travels internationally to lecture on the subjects of electrotechnology, Star Wars, and Star Trek. But recently he did more than just lecture about Star Wars.

The famous professor’s efforts to give the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Sciences an R2-D2 themed facelift put his name in the headlines when Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker himself – tweeted about it.

Getting the Job Done

Professor Zitt didn’t do all the work on his own. He pulled, first, his father-in-law Horst Helle in to help paint the observatory, and then to ensure its perfection, Zitt also involved Klaus Ruffing, an expert painter. On top of these three skilled men, many of Zitt’s students eagerly joined in to get the job done.

A True Star Wars Expert

Dr. Zitt is a unique character as he is a well-studied, international professor that lectures not just in science, but also in Star Wars and Star Trek. He does so in such a way that even non-fans find the subject interesting since he leaves out all of the typical jargon only avid fans usually comprehend.

But Zitt isn’t just knowledgeable in these iconic movies; he’s hugely skilled in relating them to scientific knowledge, just as he did in a famous lecture about the physics in Star Trek.

Interest in Astronomy

Zitt got permission from the university to transform the observatory after he noticed that it was shaped very much like R2-D2, according to Euronews. Once he started painting it, the media coverage blew up, and as a result, more and more people are flooding in to visit the observatory.

What Dr. Zitt loves so much about this endeavor is that a simple paint job is getting everyday people more interested in astronomy. This is just one simple anecdote that encompasses Zitt’s entire teaching career – making complex subjects more palatable to the public.

The German professor Hubert Zitt currently teaches at Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences but frequently travels internationally to lecture on the subjects of electrotechnology, Star Wars, and Star Trek. But recently he did more than just lecture...

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3D Printed Cat Skull is Awesome and Terrifying

When it comes to caring for our pets and our animals, we can often find numerous ways to interact with them that we would not use with other animals. A lot of people, for example, can find it hard to interact with their cats.

If you find it hard to be able to connect with your cat, then you should spend a bit more time caring for its health. After all, you never know what kind of problems your cat’s low-energy, low-intensity lifestyle could be covering up. If you want some inspiration for why vigilance is essential to care for your cat, we recommend reading on.

When Linus the cat was taken to Washington State University, he was to get treatment on a whopping three brain tumors. That’s an incredible amount of work needed, with the tumors leading to a lot of pain and discomfort.

The cat went under the surgical knife to get rid of the tumors, but during surgery, there was an issue. The second tumor was removed, but the swelling of the brain became so extensive that they could not continue.

Thinking Out of the Box

The fear began to go around that Linus would not make it out of surgery. Within 20 minutes, though, he had woken up from the surgery – despite not being complete. The medical staff, due to swelling, could not replace the part of the skull they had taken off. Within 24-hours, though, this feline was looking around and moving about!

He was scheduled for a second bout of surgery, and they also had to deal with the fact his brain was no longer adequately protected. In a bid to do this, they used a 3D printer to create a ‘new’ skull for the cat. While Linus has gone through successful treatment and using pioneering medical technology to rebuild his skull, everything appears to have gone OK.

About of radiation therapy is needed, as is the need to care for its skull accordingly. However, it’s expected that over time young Linus will make a full and complete recovery – from the tumors and from the fact his skull had to be rebuilt. Amazing, right?

It just goes to show why ignoring all of those whines, groans, and pains from your cat is a dangerous thing to do!

When it comes to caring for our pets and our animals, we can often find numerous ways to interact with them that we would not use with other animals. A lot of people, for example, can find it hard to interact with their cats.

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Mark Zuckerberg Innovates New Sleeping Aid for Mothers

While Mark Zuckerberg might not be seen as the savior of humanity as he once was, the Facebook guru is still a hugely respected name in innovation. Known for Facebook primarily, he’s enjoyed a massive and stellar rise to the very top of the tech industry.

However, clearly still burning bright with ideas and innovations, Zuckerberg has been working on a very cool, very considerate product – a sleeping aid for mothers.

With two young kids at home, the Facebook supremo is someone who understands the value of caring for his kids. So, after seeing how exhausted everyone was at home, he decided to act. To do that, he came up with the aptly named Sleep Box. He gave it to his wife, Priscilla Chan, who immediately found it useful to get her to sleep at night.

Speaking about the invention, Zuckerberg was clear about why he made it:

“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night,”“She’ll wake up and check the time on her phone to see if the kids might wake up soon, but then knowing the time stresses her out and she can’t fall back asleep.”

It’s a confusing process, but it is part of being a parent. Therefore, this new invention might go some way to overcoming this problem and helping Chan get to sleep a whole lot easier than she is at the moment.

This simple but effective little tool works by putting on a dim light from 6-7AM. It might seem simple, but it does a lot for improving quality of sleep for the duo.

Smart but Simple

The light is good enough that it will wake one of us to get the kids without it being too early. However, it’s also dull enough that, if they wish to keep on sleeping, the light is not going to wake them up too early.

It’s a simple but smart little invention and one that a lot of parents would like having around the house. Now, waking up in the middle of the night is not going to feel like such a stressful experience.

Indeed, Zuckerberg himself noted that even he was impressed at just how well the product had done at improving sleeping quality, saying: “As an engineer, building a device to help my partner sleep better is one of the best ways I can think of to express my love and gratitude,

“A bunch of my friends have told me they’d want something like this, so I’m putting this out there in case another entrepreneur wants to run with this and build sleep boxes for more people!”

What a cool little product. Be sure to keep an eye out for this, as it is very much likely to be made by someone else who can see the potential in this small but simple little box. Who knew the genius behind Facebook would also be the genius behind saving mothers from restless nights!?

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Dying Man Wanted to Hear Harley’s Roar One Last Time

Jon Stanley was a biker through and through. After a lifetime of riding a Harley, the loud purr of its motor was a sound he sorely missed once he was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in 2017. As he neared the end of his battle, his one wish was to hear that sound one last time, and around 200 bikers showed up to make that wish come true.

The 61-year-old’s brother-in-law, Michael Smith, was determined to make this happen for Jon, so he contacted local biker David Thompson. Thompson immediately took up the cause and began rallying the biking community to take it up as well.

David posted a picture of Jon alongside a picture of the brand-new Harley he had only gotten to ride about 3 times before being diagnosed. He asked that fellow bikers would meet at Jon’s house in South Bend, Indiana, to provide him with his last wish – to hear the engines roar.

In his post, David wrote:

“Sometimes a dying person’s last wish is just to hear the sound of a Harley in their window. This is Jon Stanley he has terminal cancer.

I personally met with his family this morning and learned Jon is a vet and was an abate member who has rode for years. This is his new Harley he just got and only rode 3 times!

I know this is short notice but bikers take care of bikers! We will meet at Walmart on Ireland Rd at 6pm and kick stands up at 6:30 tonight 6/12/20017 to ride out to Jon’s house to show him and his family some love and make some noise for him!”

Only six hours had passed by the time 200 people were at Jon’s house with over 100 motorbikes on June 12, 2017 as he lay on his bed inside.

Amongst engines revving and men cheering, Jon’s family carried him outside and sat him in one of the sidecars so that he could not only hear the engines but also feel the vibrations. Bikers from all over the county had showed up for this moment of support.

They had come right on time as Jon passed away only a couple hours later in his wife’s arms. Though his death was tragic, his family was happy and touched that such a movement had been made to fulfil his last wish.

Rest in peace, Jon

Jon Stanley was a biker through and through. After a lifetime of riding a Harley, the loud purr of its motor was a sound he sorely missed once he was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in 2017. As he neared the end of his battle, his one wish was to hear...

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Cat Enjoys Spectacular Transformation Due to Unique Condition

When we own pets, it’s hard for us to know just what might be ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ with them. The diagnosis of our pets can be a hard thing to do at the best of times. When we come across unique and rarely seen issues, though, it can become even more confusing as to what might be the problem.

However, cat owner Nicole Bohm managed to find a rather amazing condition that her cat was ‘suffering’ from. She found that she has the ability to change her fur coat!

Having rescued the feline alongside some other cats, she picked them up from a farm in Germany. Happy to have them around and to care for them, she enjoyed having the cats around. They seemed entirely normal, with nothing too unique or challenging taking place. However, over time she began to notice that there was something quite strange about the cats.

For example, Elli – unlike her sisters – started to show some significant changes in her fur coloring.

Black Turns to White

Small patches of black fur would be substituted for a bright white look instead. It was enough of an adjustment, though, for Bohm to want to find out what was going on. A trip to the vet was booked up, and what she found out about her cat was nothing to worry about.

What it was, though, was a truly remarkable discovery. Her cat suffers from vitiligo-like symptoms, which causes pigmentation in skin or fur to be lost. Despite often coming with a host of other problems, young Elli had no other health issues.

Over time, then, Elli began to go through a transformative change. She changed from a black cat with a small sprinkling of white fur to the total contrast. Now, she was a speckled cat with a totally white coat.

Despite the total change in her look, though, she never changed her personality. Or her relationship with her beloved sisters. Retaining her same playful elegance and eloquence as before, Elli merely had started to transform into a new look, not a new cat altogether. If you are interested, you can watch for regular updates on her official Instagram page.

It’s quite the story. If you see your cat beginning to go through gradual changes in fur, then you should probably get them checked out for vitiligo. While it can be a mesmeric change, it can be accompanied with some health issues so be sure to retain vigilance about what this could mean for your feline.

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Scientists Might Have Solved the Terracotta Army Mystery

As one of the most stunning pieces of creation in Chinese history, the Terracotta Army is a truly special finding. We can only imagine what it would have been like for those who first came across them.

The story of how they are so well-preserved, though, has remained shrouded in mystery for a long time. Indeed, one theory is that the preservation was carried out using some form of high-end anti-rust solution. However, it appears that the actual preservation was a happy accident, caused by the natural conditions of where the monument was first erected.

This comes from the UK Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Lead by Marcos Martinon-Torres, the aim was to find out how the Terracotta Army came to exist in the first place.

Working alongside Chinese experts, they’ve looked at the ancient civilization of the earth to work out how this could have actually taken place. Dating from around 210-209 B.C. was built for Qin Shi Huang, who was the founder of the unifying Qin dynasty.

With around 8,000 soldiers and over 100 chariots, with hundreds of horses and cavalry also, this was a sizeable undertaking. Buried alongside the first emperor of unified China, this became a major part of history. It was first discovered as late as the 1970s, and since then it has been a subject which confuses and fascinates the scientific community.

With not much to go on until now, though, it’s always been quite a confusing part of history. However, one interesting find was that the bronze weapons of the army were found to have chromium traces. However, Martinon-Torres and his team have managed to finally rule out the theory that the Terracotta Army was preserved with advanced technology.

How is the Terracotta Army preserved, then?

According to their report in the Scientific Reports journal, the analysis was that a contaminated lacquer might be the culprit. This was used to help treat the wooden sections on the weapons. Given less than 10% of the tested weapons contained chromium, it can be ruled out as the sole cause for preservation.

Soil composition is unique in the burial site, as are the levels of tin and bronze used throughout. Therefore, while the theory was always quite cool, it appears that the preservation of this amazing piece of history is not intentional, but a happy accident.

While that might feel like a disappointment to some, to others it will feel like a happy conclusion to a very confusing, mysterious part of archaeology.

As one of the most stunning pieces of creation in Chinese history, the Terracotta Army is a truly special finding. We can only imagine what it would have been like for those who first came across them.

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Nevada Wilderness Rated Among Darkest Places in The World

If you feel like you are someone who dislikes the darkness, then we heavily recommend that you keep away from a remote part of the Nevada wilderness. Why? It’s just been rated as one of the darkest places that you will find on this planet. However, while some of us don’t like to be in the dark, stargazers might want to head on over here.

As we continue to build up cities and towns at a rapid pace, artificial lighting dulls and dims our potential for seeing the sky. It often means that we miss out on some of the most amazing shots of stars in the sky. However, if you head on over to the Massacre Rim wilderness study area in Nevada, you’ll find one of the ‘darkest’ places in the world.

This has been rated by the International Dark Sky Sanctuary. This is the latest of seven places to be added to their collection, giving stargazers the perfect place to go and check out. Found to the furthest parts north of Washoe County, this unique location is one that truly lets the sky shine at its most stunning best.

If you are interested, the definition given by the association for these darkest places is “exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is protected for its scientific, natural, or educational value, its cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment.”

A first for Nevada

As the fourth sanctuary of its kind based in the United States, this is the first to be based in the state of Nevada. It’s quite the find and has managed to really an extra layer of interest and intrigue to one of the most beautiful parts of the United States.

Speaking about this was the Friends of Nevada Wilderness Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton. She remarked that: “People lucky enough to venture there on a clear moonless night will not only see the enormity of the Milky Way but will also be awestruck to view our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, with the naked eye.”

The Friends of Nevada Wilderness group are working to help get this sanctuary applied alongside the Bureau of Land Management. This would see it join other dark sky sanctuaries across the United States including Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. Another part of America which hosts a dark sky sanctuary is that of the Gabriela Mistral, Chile.

However, don’t expect any new rule changes or the like to come into play due to this new designation. It’s merely going to help raise the profile of the area, particularly for those who like to view the world through such a unique and satisfying lens.

If you feel like you are someone who dislikes the darkness, then we heavily recommend that you keep away from a remote part of the Nevada wilderness. Why? It’s just been rated as one of the darkest places that you will find on this planet. However, while...

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Instagrammer Turns Sashimi into Jaw-Dropping Works of Art

You may have memories as a child of your mother telling you, “Don’t play with your food!” Well, you might want to share mikyoui00’s Instagram profile with her to show her just what you can do if you make playing with your food a regular practice.

“See, Mom, maybe I could have had over 33,000 followers like mikyoui00 does if only I had been allowed to fool around a bit with what’s on my plate!”

You’ve Never Seen Sliced Fish Like This

Well, next time you’re feeling up to a fancy restaurant, maybe just light a few candles and try replicating one of mikyoui00’s intricate designs instead. He has taken the art of cooking to a whole different level with how he uses sashimi, a Japanese delicacy of sliced raw fish or meat.

He doesn’t just make neat designs; he creates fantastic creatures, sets beautiful scenes. He forms angelic beings, positions rock stars with guitars, and sets a snowboarder on a ride down a mountain.

How It All Started

What’s incredible is that mikyoui00 isn’t a famous chef; in fact, he’s not a chef by profession at all. He simply loves to cook at home – and is great at it, too! – and has a particular flair for aesthetics. He began by using these fun, artistic techniques to teach his son how to make sashimi and would post each one on Instagram with the hashtag #SashimiArt.

 My job has nothing to do with art or design. I really started working with fish during the summer of last year,” mikyoui00 told Nippon. “I wanted to teach my son about how to slice and prepare sashimi, and over the course of teaching him, I ended up really getting into it myself.”

What Goes Into Sashimi Art

Now, preparing sashimi isn’t as simple as just slicing up some meat or fish; it involves several different techniques, like the Sugata-zukuri cut, for instance, which involves slices that are arranged and designed within the fish, or usu-zukuri slices, where it’s sliced so thin that they’re almost translucent. You’ll find these and many other techniques in mikyoui00’s posts.

 Other Instagrammers attempt to do similarly with their sashimi, but their floral spreads or shades of colors are nothing compared to mikyou000’s actual works of art. In fact, if they would keep from going bad, you could almost begin framing them and putting them in museums! You can see his creations for yourself on his Instagram page.

You may have memories as a child of your mother telling you, “Don’t play with your food!” Well, you might want to share mikyoui00’s Instagram profile with her to show her just what you can do if you make playing with your food a regular...

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Archaeologists Discover Pompeii Snack Bar

Through research, archaeologists have discovered an ancient snack bar in the ruins of Pompeii.  The colorful frescoes of a counter managed to survive after 2,000 years under volcanic ash.

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii announced the find and released images of the incredibly preserved bar or thermopolium.  It is believed that this space was once commercial property, serving hot food.

“Thermopolium”

The counter is covered with two very vibrant paintings.  One showed a Nereid, or sea nymph, sitting on a horse and the other shows a worker sitting in a snack-bar kind of environment. Archaeologists said the likeness of this image is similar to modern day advertising for the same kind of business.

Several vessels known as amphorae were found by the counter which are very similar to those shown in the fresco.  Excavations at the Regio V section, located at the intersection of Vicolo delle Nozze d’Argento and Vicolo dei Balconi, revealed 8 thermopolia at Pompeii in the past.

Interim director of the archaeological park, Alfonsina Russo, said that even if structures like these are well known, discovering more of them, along with other items that served in commercial and daily life, continues to transmit powerful emotions that bring us back to those very tragic moments of the volcanic eruption.

That said, the ruins of Pompeii have given us a very unique look into Roman civilization.

In 79 C.E., the eruption of Mount Vesuvius served as a time capsule, preserving the ancient city for thousands of years. This long forgotten city along with Herculaneum were forgotten until excavation began in the 18th century.

Since that time, archaeologists have unearthed frescoes, several human bodies, and even the remains of a horse.

Through research, archaeologists have discovered an ancient snack bar in the ruins of Pompeii.  The colorful frescoes of a counter managed to survive after 2,000 years under volcanic ash.

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This Guy Sent A Big Mac to Space, Then Ate It!

I’m not really sure how many people have actually contemplated what a Big Mac Burger would actually taste like after visiting outer space.  Well, this guy decided to find out by launching his McDonald’s Big Mac into space at 100,00 feet, 24-miles high with temperatures reaching minus 50% Celsius.

Tom Stanniland, a UK YouTuber, known as Killem on the video platform, told his more than 2 million viewers he wanted to send the very first McDonald’s burger into space and then actually eat it once it was returned to earth.

Stanniland told Today.com that he had seen many things sent to outer space but never anyone sending a burger, so he wanted to be the guy to do it first.  He said it took a few weeks to prepare the launch and making sure they had everything exactly in-place to make it happen.

To make his goal a reality, he needed a weather balloon, four canisters of helium, a GoPro camera, the Big Mac burger, and glue to fasten the burger inside the polystyrene box.  One section of the burger was left unglued so he could eat it once it returned.

In his 20-minute video, Stanniland said there were so many things to take into consideration including everything that could go wrong.  He did all the math and said the balloon could pop, his GoPro camera could freeze or overheat, the string could snap off, or the tracker could stop working.

If at First You Don’t Succeed

His first attempt failed but during the second try, he was able to launch the balloon.  He waited patiently for the balloon’s return though he feared the tracker could be lost but, lo and behold, the Big Mac burger returned to Earth, landing in a football field.

Unfortunately, when he took a bite out of the burger, it was dry, powdery, and frozen.  He said he had to chew it for approximately 2 minutes to force it down.  His final comment was he wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

McDonald’s in the UK responded to Stanniland’s space project “We always knew the Big Mac was out of this world”.  My thoughts – I’d say, this is something better enjoyed right here on earth and in its natural environment.

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Hilarious Flight Attendant Performs Rap For Passengers

The airports and airplanes have become part of our day to day because thanks to airplanes we can travel long distances in a short period of time. Everyone who has traveled by plane knows that unusual things happen in airports and on planes, but people who travel constantly say that the trip is boring and routine, but this time it turned out to be the opposite.

The truth is that a flight attendant had the passengers have fun while she did Rap following the safety instructions. This stewardess really has talent!

A man named Robert Stratton was waiting for his Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to leave for Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 23, when suddenly a stewardess, named Adele, went into action and started doing some Rap.

Robert said that at the beginning, Adele asked all the passengers to accompany her to do some music, after that she began to venture into a Rap with some of the safety instructions before starting the flight. Adele in her Rap said important things like “make sure your belts are tight because we will be very far from the ground very soon”.

Robert said he had never had such a fun flight before and said that all passengers on board enjoyed the rap of Adele, as it was really fun.

Being A Flight Attendant

Some flight attendants say that their work is not easy since some passengers turn out to be rude and annoying, but there are always educated people who make the work of the assistants easier and more pleasant.

To be a flight attendant it is necessary to go through hard training, besides that some minimum and maximum age requirements must be met, and they must also master several languages, but the most important thing is that they must have good health and resistance to be able to swim and run in extreme cases.

In addition to all that, they must also have a good charisma to be able to talk and socialize with people on the plane without any problem or difficulty. The truth is that, despite all this, there are always flight attendants who are in charge of surprising the passengers with their incredible singing or dancing skills, although this is not necessary, it becomes a useful tool to keep the passengers happy.

We must always remember where we come from and we must bear in mind that no job is easy, each one requires an effort that we do not normally perceive, for that reason it is very important to respect people regardless of their jobs.

Music is considered the universal language and Adele knows it very well, for that reason she used her Rap to keep passengers safe and happy while dictating the necessary safety instructions before starting the trip. Adele is the best Flight Attendant in the world!

The airports and airplanes have become part of our day to day because thanks to airplanes we can travel long distances in a short period of time. Everyone who has traveled by plane knows that unusual things happen in airports and on planes, but people who...

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Passenger Hail Pilot Who Ordered 23 Pizzas for Flight Stranded on Tarmac

You’re a pilot with a plane full of passengers; you’re all stuck on the tarmac for hours due to annoying snow delays, and you can feel spirits dampening and tempers rising. What do you do?

Well, I’ll tell you what the pilot of an Air Canada Flight 608 did when he was placed in this exact scenario. The flight had been diverted to Fredericton, New Brunswick when the destination ought to have been Halifax, and as the unease grew, the pilot made a decision.

Pizza party!

Apparently, that pilot and I are agreed on one essential thing – pizza is the cure to all ailments. The captain ordered twenty-three whole pizzas to be delivered to the plane and handed out to passengers.

I’m pretty sure Minglers Restaurant and Pub in Oromocto had never been asked to deliver to such a location, but that didn’t cause them to hesitate. They delivered all twenty-three pizzas in just an hour!

 Though they were short-staffed on this stormy night in New Brunswick, the workers at Mingler were happy to bring joy, said Roch Larivée, the owner, and the manager on the floor that night, Jofee Larivée, said they were all “laughing all night” about the unique request. The delicious pizzas were made and delivered promptly and cheerfully!

Passenger Philomena Hughes stated, “It was something that could have been very stressful. He made it a lot easier. There was lots of help, there were a couple of Air Canada Jazz pilots that were traveling on the plane and they were helping to pick up the pizza and distribute it.

Everybody chipped in, so he didn’t want to take the whole credit for himself.” All Larivée and the pilot wished to do was lift some spirits, and it seems they accomplished just that!

 According to Hughes, the pilot was also careful to keep his passengers thoroughly informed on what was happening the entire eight hours they were on the plane after boarding in Toronto. He even called Minglers himself to thank them personally for their aptitude! And now this once-ordinary, kind pilot is a hero!

You’re a pilot with a plane full of passengers; you’re all stuck on the tarmac for hours due to annoying snow delays, and you can feel spirits dampening and tempers rising. What do you do?

Well, I’ll tell you what the pilot of an Air Canada Flight 608...