30 March 2012

Train Ride . . .

You thought the train from Paris to Avion was fast at 300 km/h (would you believe 575 km/h? -- almost double!!). I wonder how far back it has to begin slowing down for the station. Imagine going through a 
station at full speed! This is a high speed train built by the Alstom rail group in Belfort, France. They share manufacturing facilities with the GE Energy Products Europe (EPE) Gas Turbine group. The video was provided by the GE EPE Chief Engineer in Belfort. The train hit 574.8 Km/h which works out to 357.2 MPH or Mach 0.482 - wow! Watch the train going under a bridge with people watching. You have to appreciate the speed from the shot taken from the bridge. And it is powered by electricity and controlled with Apple iMacs. Now, watch the attachment.

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Owl flying directly at Raytheon security camera. An almost hypnotic piece of film slowed for your viewing enjoyment. The last two or three seconds are phenomenal. 

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28 March 2012

Cat on boat plays with dolphins

Ball-Girl Catch (awesome)

The Origins of the Python Ministry of Silly Walks Skit

Who knew!
This Is how the border between India and Pakistan is closed every evening! This is not a Monty Python comedy skit, but it sure does resemble one.  

In case you don't recall the Ministry of Silly Walks skit - here it is

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4 new trunk monkey commercials

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Couple of old ones but a couple I had not seen

approved for all audiences. you'll need sound.

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Bad Morning?

Ever had a morning like this? 

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27 March 2012

Wildest vending machine?

Hotel inquiry for Dogs

I think every human should read this! 

"Dogs Welcome"
A man wrote a letter to a small hotel 
he planned to visit.
He wrote: 
I would very much like to bring my dog 
With me. He is well-groomed and very 
Well behaved. Would you be willing to 
Permit me to keep him in my room with
Me at night?

An immediate reply came from the hotel
Owner, who wrote: 

I have operated this hotel for many years. 
In all that time, I've never had a dog steal 
Towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures 
Off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog 
In the middle of the night for being drunk 
And disorderly. And I've never had a dog 
Run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your 
Dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your 
Dog will vouch for you, you're welcome 
To stay here, too. 


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