megalophobia

War of the Worlds re-enactment. Terrifying

Oh god I hate this

No part of this is ok.

I'm really glad I've found others that are terrified of this. All my friends are like "this is so cool! I want one of these things!" and I'm just sitting there like "why the fuck am I friends with Satan..."

Yeah I'll take "irrational phobias" for 200 Alex

This unbelievably large diamond mine next to a town in Russia

This unbelievably large diamond mine next to a town in Russia

What? That doesn't sound correct.

Yup. It's correct.

If a hole is deep enough — and a half-kilometer deep hole qualifies — the earth will warm the air inside it. The deeper the hole, the warmer the air. Warm air rises, and cool air sinks, so with a big temperature difference between in-hole air and aboveground air, you get quite a bit of air movement.

Thus, two things are happening. First, the warm air rising from the hole is less dense and gives less lift to helicopter rotors than the cooler air it had been flying through. Since the temperature change is extremely abrupt as the helicopter flies over the hole, the pilot may lose a bunch of altitude before managing to adjust the speed enough (read: increase the spin rate of the rotors) to compensate for the loss of lift.

At the same time, the cool air pouring into that hole from all sides is going to create quite a wind shear. If a helicopter loses enough lift to hit the stream of cold air, it could easily be slammed into the side of the borehole before it ever developed enough lift or power to recover.

https://oregonexpat.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/the-helicopter-sucking-hole-in-the-ground/

can you imagine the nightmares kids in this town have?

Fun fact, helicopters can't fly over this hole. I'm fairly certain they get sucked in or something like that.

You’d have to go all the way down to the bottom to get it.

A Six Thousand Year Old Tree with Human for Comparison.

A Six Thousand Year Old Tree with Human for Comparison.

Whaaaaaaaat! That tree is fucking enormous. Source?

Do NOT staple bread to this

I've found my new religion

/sub/lostredditors

After 4 failed attempts, I finally captured the International Space Station transiting the Moon

After 4 failed attempts, I finally captured the International Space Station transiting the Moon

The amount of effort and preparation you'd have had to make makes this picture that much better! Well done!

Nice pic! Using movie mode? How many frames did you capture? A few years ago, I got the ISS in front of the sun. Only 4 frames.

The artwork for this 90s PC Game

The artwork for this 90s PC Game

Good stuff, like an old music album cover. Infact some of the same artists would do covers for video games back then.

My favorite would be the Psygnosis company.

Roger Dean was their artist.

I wish this was a real

Transarctica?

How do I craft this in Factorio?

Grand Lisboa Hotel viewed from the alleys of Macao [X-Post from /sub/pics]

Grand Lisboa Hotel viewed from the alleys of Macao [X-Post from /r/pics]

I thought this was /sub/imaginarylandscapes for a second.

That's an amazing picture, otherworldly.

This is very obviously a still from an upcoming live action movie adaptation of Cowboy Bebop. Or a Ghost in the Shell sequel.

Looks like they captured this photo mid-Inception

A glacier trundles past Novia Scotia

A glacier trundles past Novia Scotia

This is not Nova Scotia. This is Newfoundland.

Source from last time it was posted: https://twitter.com/TheMCG/status/879116638812905472

And it's an iceberg (in water) and not a glacier (on land).

It actually looks like the house is floating by on a chunk of dirt.

Newfie thanks you

The massive Hindenburg moored in Lakehurst, New Jersey

The massive Hindenburg moored in Lakehurst, New Jersey

When I first learned about the Hindenburg as a kid, I wound up having nightmares of it flying over my house before crashing.

This is literal nightmare fuel to me.

Actually way bigger than I imagined

I know what the Hindenburg’s nightmare fuel is..

Hitler took power 1933, WWII didn't start until 1939. There were 6 years of peace with the nazis before any hostilities.

Captain of Queen Mary 2 compared to the ship

Captain of Queen Mary 2 compared to the ship

Yes, little known fact, under the water on all cruise ships they have an enormous metal cock to satisfy horny whales preventing them from attacking the ship. Like roadies for bands, they take the whales while the boss takes the hot girls.

What is he standing on? The ship's dick?

Bulbous bow

A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline. The bulb modifies the way the water flows around the hull, reducing drag and thus increasing speed, range, fuel efficiency, and stability. Large ships with bulbous bows generally have twelve to fifteen percent better fuel efficiency than similar vessels without them. A bulbous bow also increases the buoyancy of the forward part and hence reduces the pitching of the ship to a small degree.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulbous_bow

World's largest container ship

Had one of these visit at the port I see from my apartment one night. Because of the light from the bridge at first I thought they had built huge building next to the port. They are sooo big it’s amazing.

How does it not drop cargo into the sea when it storms?

The containers are locked togheter

Sometimes they still do.

Try one of these subthreads