You know you’re in some deep sludge of brown goo when a bike race starts and pretty much everyone around you immediately loses control and crashes. That’s what happens when you ride a bike downhill on a glacier. That’s what happens when you ride the Megavalanche race.
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It wasn’t until her death this time last year that many had ever heard the name Alice Coachman Davis. She should’ve been praised among the ranks of legendary Olympic athletes, though she never reached the same level of national stardom and recognition. But in 1948, the Albany, Georgia, native made history as the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
A fast-moving wildfire swept across a freeway Friday in a Southern California mountain pass, destroying 20 vehicles and sending motorists running to safety before it burned at least five homes. There were no reports of serious injuries, authorities said.
Here’s a really cool video of F-18s taking off from the USS Theodore Roosevelt at night. It’s so cool to see these flying beasts just kick off in an instant with flames burning at their tails. And it’s even more impressive to see this happen at night. With all that said, my favorite part of this video might be the night landing, though.
The Hautlence HL2 is one of those watches you don’t forget. The HL2 was launched in 2011 — the first of Hautlence’s Concepts d’Exception (as they name their very top-tiered products). This is pretty astounding when you consider the fact that the watch has become somewhat of a design icon in little more than four years. With its monolithic quadrilateral form, movement on exuberant display and emphatically energetic indication of time, the HL2 was one of the most impressive products to emerge from an independent brand at the time.
Scientists have discovered 50-million-year-old sperm cells, which are the oldest known sperm cells yet found. The specimen comes from a species of extinct Antarctic worm, and was found in a fossilized cocoon spun for the purpose of sex.