Life Size Whale!
Friday, March 30, 2007

Why would you ever want a Life Size Whale? If you have a good use for this page, please leave one in the comments. For now I just use it to stare into that creepy giant eye and wonder about life and love and death and life size whales.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, March 30, 2007   10 comments
How to make a shiny sphere out of mud
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Just incredible how a few hours of work will turn a loose ball of mud into one of these. I will try this some day, but it does take some time to do. Great project, however, and if anyone ever makes it work please tell us.

Shiny Mud Sphere
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Wednesday, March 28, 2007   9 comments
Huge stack of money!
Monday, March 26, 2007

MEXICO CITY -- In this photo released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR), a large amount of cash, mostly US $ but also Euros and Mexican pesos, is displayed at an undisclosed location in Mexico City. Federal officials seized US$ 205.6 million in cash from a luxury house in one of Mexico's most upscale neighborhoods and said they believe the money was tied to the methamphetamine trade. Seven people were detained as well. (03/20/07)

CHONGQING, China -- Visitors and supporters gather to look at a lone surviving house in an excavated construction site in Chongqing, in southwest China. The owners of the house have defied a court order to move, after refusing an offer of compensation from the site developer. The dispute comes days after China's controversial new property law, which protects private property rights, was approved by the country's legislature. (03/26/07 AP photo/EyePress)
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, March 26, 2007   7 comments
IDA - 59 Trimix Rebreather Project
Saturday, March 24, 2007

This diver purchased an old Soviet rebreather (scuba system that reuses air rather than just rely on a big tank) on eBay and shockingly was able to make it work. This is a fascinating project because of how dangerous and difficult such a project is.

"IDA-59 is a Russian fully closed circuit[see 2.1] trimix rebreather. The original purpose of the device is to be a submarine bail-out apparatus. Maximum operation depth is 300m (1000ft) according to the original manual. This requires an additional diluent cylinder, which is connected to the off-board diluent connector. Without this extra dil cylinder, the maximum operation depth is limited to about 90 m (300ft).

IDA is an acronym, which stands for Russian words (in non-cyrillic letters) individual'nyy dykhatel'nyy apparat (meaning "individual breathing apparatus" in English)."

IDA - 59 Trimix Rebreather Project

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Saturday, March 24, 2007   8 comments
Mo videos, Mo.
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Scanjet Playing Fur Elise: "A bit of the old Ludwig Van."

A sad new trend in America today: Bro Rape.

Insane Formations.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, March 22, 2007   10 comments
The worst NCAA mascots
Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Some of these are very creepy. Number 1 is the best, but dont skip ahead. Great post by a great blogger: NCAA Mascots
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, March 20, 2007   4 comments
Puke planet
Sunday, March 18, 2007

I am happy to inform you all that I only visit this planet about once a year.

posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, March 18, 2007   10 comments
Live Leak Videos
Friday, March 16, 2007

I love the colors in this one.

This video is worth the 7 min.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, March 16, 2007   6 comments
More interesting images
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
BOGOR, Indonesia -- Two Sumatran tiger cubs sleep with two baby orangutans in a nursery room at the Taman Safari zoo in Bogor, Indonesia. The tiger and orangutan babies, which would never be together in the wild, have become inseparable playmates after they were abandoned by their mothers. (02/28/07 AP photo)

DERBY, Kansas -- A car crashed into the side of an elementary school gymnasium in Derby, Kansas on Tuesday afternoon. The car could be seen lodged halfway through the wall of Tanglewood Elementary gym. Fortunately, school had already let out, so no students were around at the time. The school superintendent said that the driver of the sedan had pulled into the parking lot because he was feeling ill. The driver thinks he may have blacked out and hit the accelerator. That driver sustained only minor injuries. (03/02/07 WFTV Image)

XI'AN, China -- A piglet with two snouts and three eyes is posed between mirrors at a farm in Xi'an, in north China's Shaanxi province. The piglet, one of nine born on the farm Sunday, will be sent to a local safari park for professional care. (03/07/07 AP photo)
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Wednesday, March 14, 2007   13 comments
Goofy video and Scary video and Explosion
Monday, March 12, 2007

Do these video sizes work with your browser and computer? I want to bump all future video posts up to 480 x 400 which should look better as long as it works. I am mostly asking my readers from South America and Africa who have been using resolutions as low as 800 x 600.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, March 12, 2007   13 comments
Pope on Coke
Saturday, March 10, 2007

His Holiness The Pope enjoyed the invigorating properties of coca wine. Leo XIII carried a personal hipflask to fortify himself in time of need. A grateful Pope awarded a Vatican gold medal to its distinguised orginator, the Corsican-born pharmacist and businessman Angelo Mariani. Mariani had a keen eye for the benefits of celebrity-endorsement.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Saturday, March 10, 2007   5 comments
Scuba Videos
Thursday, March 08, 2007

This video takes place in the Pacific on a VERY deep dive. The divers sound so strange because they have helium in their mix which does what we all know it to do - distort your voice. Under pressure this only increases. Helium is a less dense gas, and also less narcotic than nitrogen, making it ideal (and eventually required) for dives deeper than about 190 feet. Why is the water so cold? Well they were very deep, and may have hit some upwelling area along the island were very cold water (as cold as the mid to low 40s I would guess) was found. Now granted these guys were probably messing around, if they were really that cold, they would have probably left.

This video, by contrast, is a dive in one of the Finger Lakes of western NY. It seems that there were two dead bodies, but I do not have the history of this dive so I do not know if they expected to find dead people or were just on a survey and ran into them. One of the divers has CEC on his fins, which might be the name of an environmental consultant company.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Thursday, March 08, 2007   11 comments
Huge Sinkhole (Guatemala)
Tuesday, March 06, 2007

By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press Writer

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - A 330-foot-deep sinkhole killed at least two teenagers as it swallowed about a dozen homes early Friday and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood. Officials blamed the sinkhole on recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main. The pit emitted foul odors, loud noises and tremors, shaking the surrounding ground. A rush of water could be heard from its depths, and authorities feared it could widen or others could open up.

Rescue operations were on hold until a firefighter, suspended from a cable, could take video and photos above the hole and officials could use the documentation to decide how to proceed.

The dead were identified as Irma and David Soyos, emergency spokesman Juan Carlos Bolanos said. Their bodies were found near the sinkhole, floating in a river of sewage. Their father, Domingo, was still missing, according to disaster coordinator Hugo Hernandez.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Tuesday, March 06, 2007   11 comments
If Kids Could Draw
Sunday, March 04, 2007

Here are some of the many images from this page. The general idea is that real adult artists imagine what kid drawings would look like if they had the technical ability.

If kids could draw
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, March 04, 2007   6 comments
Teddy Babes
Friday, March 02, 2007

Tina, Cindy, Lisa, Akiko... 4 ladies ready to cuddle. Something to think about; you get a discount on multiple purchases.

Teddy Babes

(This image was posted as size = large. Does that cause any problems for you? Does it look too big or is it better? I use 1600 x 1200 so I want to start posting large images only. Leave a comment sluts.)
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Friday, March 02, 2007   19 comments
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