An interesting little science fiction film that gets pretty racy at the end. In Spanish with English subtitles.
On the other hand, I’ll just watch them in videos.
This isn’t a nuclear explosion. This is a time-lapse of a natural forming mushroom cloud leading to a thunderstorm in central Illinois last week, according to the Capital Weather Gang. But consider the power of thunderstorms:
The average thunderstorm releases around 10,000,000 kilowatt-hours of energy — the equivalent of a 20-kiloton nuclear warhead.
The upside is you don’t glow in the dark after this happens. The downside is if you get hit by lightning, glowing in the dark doesn’t matter.
This is in Switzerland. Somehow, even though this flood looks like someone has it under control, but no one does. Some of us would tend to leave the area when the boulders get pushed along (via Sploid):
Witness the power of water, carrying boulders of all sizes in this impressive video filmed at the Illgraben-Bhutan Bridge, in Switzerland. The cause of this flash flood phenomenon is the massive erosion, which apparently is getting bigger every year and has become a tourist attraction. This video is from the last flash flood.
I haven’t had chance to see the new “Godzilla” with Bryan Cranston, but I did see the one with Matthew Broderick where the big lizard (is that what Godzilla is) wrecked New York City.
How much do you think it would cost to fix New York after that one?
A substantial figure. But I suspect the new “Godzilla” is going to top that number.
You know, when the weather guy says there was hail the size of golf balls, I used to think it would be cool to see that. I’ve seen hail before, but it’s usually the size of BBs.
But there was a football (soccer) match in Brussels today at King Baudoin Stadium (which, as all of you Bruxellois out there know is near the Atomium and Bruparck) between Belgium and Tunisia, and this happened.
There you are. Hail the size of golf balls, and, according to photos, a few chunks the size of tennis balls. Any ideas what the broadcaster is saying. It isn’t French (which I understand) or Dutch or German (which I don’t), and those are the three official languages of Belgium. (Actually, it’s Portuguese.)
Now, for an attitude adjustment. I’ve decided it would not be cool to see that. And it would be horrific to be in it. But if you want a similar experience, go to a crowded golf driving range and stand in the middle of the open field as dozens of golfers all swing full force and take shots at you.
And note that is you were to do than, it would be less dangerous than what happened in Brussels. When the sky dumps chunks of ice on you, there’s no way you can avoid them in the open,
(Oh, the match was suspended until the storm ended. Belgium ended up winning 1-0.)
It’s lovely to watch your world collapse in a graphic. I wonder what Pat Sajak would say (via MSN):
I mean, really, who are you going to believe? The world’s scientists or a game show host who emcees a sophisticated version of Hangman? And where does the idea of racism and climate change come from?
So, yeah, I’ve been trying to ignore this “rancher agin’ the gubment” TV orgy. But honestly, when you see a story about flag wavin’, tax hatin’, Stetson wearin’ defenders of the Amurkin’ way bearin’ arms to protect FREEDOM!!! … Do you REALLY expect their inevitable discourse on race to be all …
And as for the conservative politicians and pundits who all were featured entertainers in the Cliven Bundy Travelin’ Salvation Show only a few short days ago … well let’s just say I never saw roaches scatter as fast when the lights came on.
For some reason, this whole circus has been like watching Maximus Decimus Meridius in the Colosseum: