These videos are probably only for those people who are interested in planes. The videos (10 mins each) seem to be official videos from Virgin Atlantic showing a Boeing 747-400 landing at SFO. The videos start at around 50 miles from SFO and shows in some detail the checks that need to be made, the communication with ATC and the procedures after landing.
A tiny colony of yeast trapped inside a Lebanese weevil covered in ancient Burmese amber for up to 45 million years, has been brought back to life in barrels of beer.
Emeritus Professor Raul Cano of the California Polytechnic State University, originally extracted the yeast a decade ago and has used the reactivated yeast to brew barrels of pale ale and German wheat beer.
According to beer reviewers, the beer has "a weird spiciness at the finish" which is due to the ancient yeast's unique metabolism. Link
I spotted this town in an atlas last night and despite its name, it has nothing to do with the comic book superhero.
Batman (short for Batı Raman Mountains) is the provincial capital of Batman Province, Turkey and is an important oil producing area (Batman has Turkey's oldest refinery, established in 1955). [via]
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This comment on Liveleak is very fitting:-
i cant decide if human beings are ingenious or totally stupid. whichever the case, idiots are indeed entertaining.
What a fun job!
Apparently this photo is real. It shows a lone house that managed to survive hurricane Ike which hit the town of Gilchrist, Texas. Roughly 200 houses were destroyed by the hurricane.
The reason why the house survived was because 3 years previously, their old house was destroyed by hurricane Rita. This time around they made sure they built their house to withstand the force of hurricane by placing it on 14 foot high stilts (about 22 feet above sea level).
Deletionpedia - 63,552 (and growing) pages that have been deleted from Wikipedia.
ThinkNext has posted some screenshots and videos of Windows 7 (M3 Build 6780). At this stage, there is nothing groundbreaking and 'new features' include a lightweight version of Media Player, the integration of the ribbon UI into WordPad, a more complex calculator, a sticky notes application and no Sidebar (at least not in this build). [via]