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Crazy Underground Waterslide

Not quite underground, but close enough. I’m not sure how this came up, but while scrolling through videos in bed last night looking for cool and interesting things to watch while falling asleep this video showed up.

Now, my searches have been Geodesic Dome, terrariums, gardening, wood working, and home building focused. I’m not 100% sure where this came from, but it was interesting. And my wife and I spent the 20 minutes watching it and being amazed at the way these two (though, I guess 3) individuals turned the jungle into something else.

How, we’re not quite sure. Why, even less sure. But 35 seconds into the video we were equal parts confused and impressed, and at that point, dedicated to the cause. It’s interesting, and cool, you should dedicate yourself to the 20 minutes watching these guys build an underground palace, because they can.

Imagine building something like this in America. Well, I’m sure that you could somewhere, or something close enough to it anyway. One day that will be me. And trust me, when that happens, this blog will be no more. Because why would I be blogging when I could be enjoying my underground natural waterslide house?

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Pond Water ion Quarantine

First off, you need a natural pond somewhere near by to try this. If you had a suitable artificial pond you might be able to get somewhere, but it would be much smaller. Man made ponds are meant to be clean and clear. Yes there’s some level of dirtiness in them, but overall, they’re clean and clear. You wouldn’t get all those neat things living in the water.

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Depth Charges

I’d say this was quarantine related, but probably not since quarantine wasn’t as in effect a month or so ago. I have to say it’s pretty fun though. Some unnecessary jump cuts in the video, but overall it’s neat.

Kind of makes me want to try it too. Also seems like all the LEGOs are still usable which makes sense given that these are small “depth charges”, and the water should distribute the pressure pretty well.

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So Many Faucets

Seriously, who knew that the lonely faucet had so many new ways to operate?  If you don’t believe me, search for “faucet” on Yanko Design, (or just click that link).  At the time of this writing, there’s 13 pages worth.  Sure, some of them are stupid crazy things, but some are actually pretty neat.

This swirling pattern faucet is what first sparked my interest.

swirling faucet

It is neat, and it probably is less harsh on your hands, but I don’t know 2 things.  1 – how much water it will actually save.  There’s the paradox of you’re using less of something, but that something is so cheap now that you’ll end up using more of it anyway.  In this case, the price of the water hasn’t changed, but the delivery method is so neat that people will watch it more then usual.  And secondly, as someone on imgur pointed out, calcium deposits.

Next on the list is this strange one that directs a waterfall upwards.

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How it’s expected to get this perfect curve I’ll never understand.  Anyone who’s played with a hose will know that that stream will work for about 2 seconds, then fall apart and mess everything up.  The creators think the water fountain like design will make it easier to brush your teeth, I think that’s quite an edge case.  But hey, it’s a free concept!

The Ring Faucet though is my favorite:

ring faucet

I could conceive of this faucet in a bathroom at my house.  Provided I had a wife that would allow it, or a workshop where I could tinker with things that is.  While I don’t share all of the sentimental things that the designer does, I do think that the ring of water falling down is quite cool.  Like most humans, I could watch moving water for hours on end, so I think this might end up needing to go into the guest bathroom where I won’t see it often enough to waste the water.

I totally could put this on the wall and get looks from people though.  What are you supposed to put in that hole?

ring-wall

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Rocket Engine Underwater

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 it was crazy.

I’m not sure why, but this video experiment of igniting a model rocket engine which is fully submersed underwater is pretty ace.

I think my favorite parts are the beginning of ignition, when the bubble is pulsating out.  That’s pretty neat.  Someone who is an actual Rocket Scientists can tell me why it does that.  And the last bit, right when the parachute charge pops and bursts the glass.

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Stub Stumbler

Are you ready kids?!

I can’t hear you!

Are you ready?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Glory Hole In Action

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.  The drone footage is pretty neat, though, if you asked me, I think they should send a GoPro down the hole to see what it’s like.  I think that would be so ace.

Here’s a good overview of the Oroville Dam from a few weeks ago:

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I’m fairly certain this is the same Dam as from that original post, the photos look the same.  Unfortunately, the link no longer works.

 

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Water Rocket

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 out into the middle of no where Australia to launch it, but hey, they wanted to be safe I guess.

I remember getting an old soda bottle, filling it with water and pressurizing it up as far as it would go with a cork and pump and watching it fly up.  10 year old me though it was the coolest thing.  I did that for hours on end over weekends.  Eventually, my uncles introduced me to actual rockets that had gun power and explosives in it.  Those were fun too.  All of it was a fun learning experience.  It’s crazy how advanced it’s become and how technical people get with it now.  Where’s all the fun of just hot gluing some cardboard fins to a 2 liter Coke bottle and pumping it full of air to watch it shoot up?

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Dangerous Waterslide

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 problem.

Yea, well, these Rednecks decided to emulate Action Park, except on a more dangerous scale:

Yes, they are using a truck to pull them down the house and over the slide.  Geniuses right there.

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Tug of Oars

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, you selfish bastard you.

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