Today I leaned about the fire tornado phenomenon.
No I did not just make that up, and no, that is not the movie of the week from the Syfy channel (even though you would be forgiven for thinking so).
With all the fires raging in California I’ve now heard multiple reports of fire tornadoes.
Another already terrifying force of nature made even more so by combining with another force of nature.
Click the link for a small scale video demonstration of how they are created.
Personally I’m in the awesome camp!
This surreal image is not the product of some car company creating an ad for their new car. Nor is it a cgi render or photoshop enhanced image.
What you see here is simply a car,on a lake, the end.
Well actually it’s not so simple. The photographers went out to Baikal lake in Russia, which is currently frozen, as it is usually from around January to May. Then they dug a hole through the surface ice, all three feet of it, in order to illuminate the car through the ice from below.
This stunning image and the others in the link are the result.
I’m no photography expert but this my friends is some stunning, wallpaper worthy photography.
Well done fellas! Well done!
If not for the huge scale of this map one could mistake this for some ripples being spread across a pond. More and more we’re being reminded that we’re all stuck on this big blue marble…TOGETHER!
Don’t be afraid to watch this video. I was because of the thumbnail, but it’s not at all horrible.
This people, is why it’s important to do scientific research. Scientists are not always right and do need to be watched and regulated lest they go all Dr. Frankenstein on us. But carefully controlled and monitored scientific research, especially on really touchy subjects, (stem cell research) can yield wonderful life changing and life saving results.
PS… The video is nowhere near as gruesome as the thumbnail would have you believe. It took me 5 minutes of reading the youtube comments to be sure I could stomach it. I’m super squeamish about skin and eye stuff.
I heard about this on “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” a few weeks ago. When I heard the story I said to myself, “They have got to be kidding!”
Turns out “they” were not. There are studies and photographic evidence to back this up! This throwback to the cretaceous period has gone ninja and can now climb trees.
It’s not bad enough that their jaws can snap our bones like twigs, and that they can hold their breath for a really long time underwater. Now they can ambush us from above?
Thank God they can’t fly!
Now there’s an even better reason to keep your eyes open at all times when visiting Florida.
And you thought a bird pooping on you was bad.