Tag Archives: unusual

Free climbing an 1,800 foot transmission tower

22 Sep

Gets more interesting at 1:40 and again at 4:00 to the end. Wow.

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This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg

3 Mar

Got this from my Uncle Gates on fb. Pretty incredible Rube Goldberg 🙂

Animator vs. Animation (revised)

2 Mar

I saw the original version of this a long time ago and enjoyed it. The author has made a new version – still fun 🙂 HT Rick DeNatale.

Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot Reel 2009

17 Feb

This is pretty cool – shows some imaginative uses of green screen effects work. Thanks to Fred Medlin for the tweet:

Toncontin Airport

18 Apr

“Toncontin International Airport serves as the major airport in and out of Tegucigalpa. The origin of this name is unknown. This airport is frequently criticized for being one of the most dangerous in the world (due to its location next to a sierra, its short runway, and difficult approach, which requires large commercial jets to execute a tight hairpin leftward u-turn turn at very low altititude to land on a very short runway–American Airlines pilots, for example, receive additional, specific training for the Toncontin approach).”

Pilot’s view of approach and landing. Starts slow, you can see the airport at about 2:35.

Extreme Wingsuit Base Jumping

13 Apr

Wow

Speed Rock Climbing

7 Mar

Absolutely unbelievable! Unfortunately, Dan Osman who is shown successfully free soloing in this video, died tragically at a later date when his rope failed during a controlled free fall jump. As impressive as the skill he demonstrates is, I can’t help but consider Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” The life we’ve been given by our Creator is not to be dealt with trivially.