Thanks to this point-of-view video of the Sochi luge track, you don’t have to hurl yourself down a narrow sheet of ice on a tiny sled to see what all of the excitement is about …
As you have probably seen over the past week or so, there has been a new craze called NekNomination. This challenge has swept across social media platforms and hundreds of thousands of people have taken part. This challenge involves downing a drink or possibly a combination of drinks and then nominating two people who you know to complete this within a 24hr period. Once they have completed it they are then required to upload it for everyone to see. Because of people of uploading it, it has spread exponentially as videos tend to go viral pretty quickly. Some people take it too far and end up mixing large quantities of strong drinks or in the even more extreme cases, people have been adding things like bleach or mouth wash to their drink.
I stumbled across a video on YouTube via Facebook, where one South African man has shown us how powerful social media can be and how it can influence people to do good:
He has taken his own approach on the NekNomination challenge, highlighting the fact that he lives in a region of the world where un-employment is at a high, the average wages are extremely low and some people will struggle to even eat each day. This shows there is so much more that can be done with social media. As you can see something as simple as downing a drink has spread so quickly, why can’t an act of kindness to those less fortunate do the same? All it takes is a small act from a large number of individual people to make a change.
This is how Brent Lindeque, from Johannesburg decided to do his NekNomination.
Google Street View Car isn’t exactly built for speed. It’s better for slow, steady neighborhood rides while collecting 360-degree imagery of its surroundings (and, sometimes, Wi-Fi data!). So, how would it fare against a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series with 631 horsepower and a top speed of 196 miles per hour?
Simply put, it wouldn’t. The Mercedes leaves it in a cloud of smoke and burned tire fragments. The feature is, in part, thanks to Top Gear, which brought the Google Street View Car to its test track to take the imagery and place it on Google Maps. To spice things up, showrunners pitted the car against the extremely expensive Mercedes supercar for a virtual “race.”
To find it, type “Top Gear Test Track” into Google Maps and drag Google’s yellow pegman, located in the upper left corner of Maps, onto the map.
You can virtually stroll around the test track with the Mercedes, which is driven by Top Gear‘s infamous Stig. We can call this a 1:1 — the Mercedes may be faster, but the Street View Car takes nicer photos.
Most people have tried their hand at skipping in primary school. Watch this video to see Hungary’s skipping team blowing minds with incredible stunts and making it all look so easy, this ain’t no playground skipping session!
Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian teenager Raul Oaida teamed up to produce a full-size car made of LEGO bricks -and drive it down the street!
The engines run on compressed air, which makes it silent (but deadly if it doesn’t hold together).
- The engine is made from standard Lego pieces and runs on air!
- The engine has four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons.
- More than 500,000 LEGO pieces.
- Top speed around 20-30km (We drive it slow as are scared of giant lego explosion)
- Built in Romania and shipped to a secret location in Melbourne.
- It’s a Hot Rod design, mainly because hot rods are cool.
Although London is famous for its foggy weather, you wouldn’t know it based on this stunning time-lapsevideo of the city’s sunny days and shimmering nights
Paul Richardson, the photographer behind the above clip, writes that it took 18,000 photographs to create a rough cut of his time-lapse video, according to a description on Vimeo:
“Whenever I visit London, I’m always surprised by the true 24/7 nature of the city; it really is a place that never sleeps. That was exactly what I wanted to capture, the ‘hustle and bustle’ of everyday life.”
What’s cooler than a selfie? An upside-down selfie. What’s cooler than an upside-down selfie? An upside-down selfie taken by an eagle.
An eagle stole a nature camera in Kimberley Land Council,Australia, then flew off with it, and peered back into the lens:
The motion-sensor camera trap was set up in May to catch freshwater crocodiles in Western Australia’s Kimberley National Parks. Months later, someone found it seventy miles away from its original location! The camera was returned to the park rangers with its memory intact. The recorded images tell the story of what happened: