Sunday, July 31, 2016

How You WISH Road Construction Would Go!

How to be a Chinese Tourist

Go on tour in Paris with the Chinese tour groups who have joined the notorious club of the world's worst tourists.

Monday, July 18, 2016

How To Fix Flying

Air travelers love nothing more than to complain about their latest flight. But modern aviation is an incredible technological achievement, and it doesn't have to be so miserable. Here's how you'll love flying again.

HYPER-REALITY

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

The Tunguska Event

Over 100 years after the most powerful explosion in documented history, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what happened

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Ranking the Pain of Stinging Insects


'Horror' Movies You Actually May Not Have Seen

Some good horror movies you might want to check out!

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Building The World's Largest Radio Telescope

The Real Secret to Sushi Isn't Fish

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Coffee!

Abandoned Disneyland Knock-Off - Nara Dreamland Theme Park Exploration

Difference between 850 vs 10,000 hp

  • One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500.
  • Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 11.2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.
  • A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to merely drive the dragster’s supercharger.
  • With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.
  • At the stoichiometric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for nitro methane the flame front temperature measures 7050 degrees F.
  • Nitro methane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.
  • Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder.
  • Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After 1/2 way, the engine is dieseling from compression plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.
  • If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.
  • Dragsters reach over 300 MPH before you have completed reading this sentence.
  • In order to exceed 300 MPH in 4.5 seconds, dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4 G’s. In order to reach 200 MPH well before half-track, the launch acceleration approaches 8 G’s.
  • Top Fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light!
  • Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load.
  • The redline is actually quite high at 9500 RPM.
  • THE BOTTOM LINE: Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, & for once, NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimated $1,000 per second.