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NOTE: the real excitement hits about 2/3 of the way through!
I took this yesterday at Punkin’ Chukin’! Tune in on the Science Channel on Thanksgiving night at 8pm. Even Perez Hilton knows it’s not Thanksgiving without the Chunk.
This machine is crazy big and crazy fast, and if you look closely you can see Kari Byron!
it’s so fast… as is speeds up you can hear it slicing through the air… also there are people in that truck! look at the smoke! holy cow!
The centrifugals are my favorite division. Seriously, huge steel arms hundreds of feet long have a single pumpkin strapped to one end. As they begin to spin, slowly at first and then faster and faster the sound becomes a whistle and the ground shakes.
When the arm is flailing and the smoke pours from the exhaust we hear the official air horn and “Bad to the Bone’s” operator pulls the trigger, sending the pumpkin soaring downrange. How can you not get excited about these crazy contraptions!
my roommate described it akin to, “our generation’s moon landing.”
Personally, I hope this isn’t the most exciting scientific endeavor we have for a generation, but it certainly was a fantastic experience. I was literally on the edge of my seat.
High above Roswell, New Mexico, late Sunday morning, a helium-filled balloon ascended to around 128,000 ft carrying Felix Baumgartner into the history books. Just after noon local time (2 p.m. EDT), the Austrian daredevil leant forward and slowly stepped into the void — gravity took over, causing him to plummet through the stratosphere, traveling faster than the speed of sound.
Every step of the way, millions of people watched online and live via Discovery Channel and online. With the help of Twitter and other social media platforms, the Red Bull Stratos team gave us all an intimate and exhilarating ride from launch to landing. During that heart stopping moment when Baumgartner jumped — beating Joe Kittinger’s 52 year-old record — we all jumped with him.
“I know the whole world is watching now, and I wish the world could see what I see. And sometimes you have to go up really high to see how small you really are.” — Felix Baumgartner, just before he jumped.
If you’re the type to work hard and play hard you’ll want these great tech toys to help you get the most of your dorm.
Just because you don’t have a fake ID or car on campus doesn’t mean you can’t quickly garner notoriety among your peers.
College students are getting ready to lug possessions to a bland new college dorm. Yeah, that’s right; we said “bland.” Personalize the space with gadgets and gizmos that make living away from home more bearable.
I lived in the residence halls for three years. I loved them. There’s no better place to meet lots of different, cool people. And seriously, keep your door open! How else would you meet people?
TV Nerds! Those guys (and gal) are great! But where’s the Blue Ranger? Where’s Bill Nye?
Plus, there should be more TV nerd gals. What about Penny from Inspector Gadget or Veronica Mars? Not to mention any and all iterations of Lois Lane.
(via Infographic Journal)