Rocket Engine Underwater

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When I was a kid I loved launching model rockets.  I spent many hours building them from kits, and wrapping paper tubes, and newspaper, and one even from a cardboard tube that a rug was in.  That was a fun one, we put an “F” type engine in it, there was so much black smoke … Continued

Stub Stumbler

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Are you ready kids?! I can’t hear you! Are you ready?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Glory Hole In Action

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Remember that post years and years ago about The Glory Hole.  Yea, well, here it is in action.  All the rains that California has experienced in the last few months have filled up the Dam and the spillway is in full force.  Unlike the Oroville Dam, this one in Lake Berryessa is well within guidelines. … Continued

Water Rocket

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This 2 stage water powered rocket reaches just under 800 feet in elevation.  It’s powered by 3 boosters loaded with 2.1 liters of water each, and a central tube of water.  All of it pressurized up to 200psi.  All together, it’s like 10 fee tall.  I’m not sure why they had to drive 6 hours … Continued

Dangerous Waterslide

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Remember Action Park?  Remember the amazing, but dangerous looping waterslide they had there.  It was so bad that they only had it open sporadically for a few weeks at a time because people got hurt.  Remember that Action Park had a handful of deaths on their other rides and attractions but kept those running no … Continued

Tug of Oars

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This will be the newest Olympic sport. In all seriousness though, this isn’t that bad of a training exercise.  It’s usefull for all sorts of things, especially those when you need to battle a strong current, or escape those dangerous Communist drug dealers that are chasing you down for taking the community’s cocain for yourself, … Continued

Indoor Skating Rink

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Yes, that is exactly what it looks like.  Someone didn’t turn the water off at the street, and so their entire basement got full of water.  Then since the house was unoccupied, and had no heat, that water froze.  You have to admit, that looks pretty sick.  Right out of a videogame if you ask … Continued

Cliff Diving

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Cliff Diving is nothing more then amature diving, except in nature, and more dangerous than an Olympic pool.  That is way it’s so much more fun.  Well, that and the great editing and music of the above video.  In general, I find the Summer Olympics to be boring to watch, even the highlights are boring. … Continued

There’s nothing in the world like Action Park!

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Roadtrippers has a pretty good write up on the soon to be revived, Action Park.  However, I think what you really should do is watch this video first.  It may be long, but it’s totally worth it.  If you’re lazy, skip to 8:20.  If you’re really lazy, look at the photo below the video: Yes, … Continued

More Science

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I could put some screen shots, or gifs in here, but why bother, just watch the video above, it’s cooler then any picture can attest. Science Friday has shown us that water can indeed defy gravity.  It’s called The Leidenfrost Effect, and basically means that water will float ontop of it’s own water vapor when it’s … Continued