Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Fountain Guy..

video

Flying Peacock...

Have you ever seen a peacock in full flight?
 We never imagine that it could be so magnificent -- like a phoenix in fairy tale!!
 




 

Trust Me, I'm an Engineer...



 

 













Water Bed in Germany...

A water Bed in a German furniture store. Note that the sign says NOT to get on the bed, but oh well..the best way to motivate people to do something is to put up a sign saying "Don't........!"

Turn on speakers and watch people trying out the water bed.

It's in German, but that only makes it funnier.

Watch for the last two ladies !




http://www.youtube.com/embed/9wm-Ge8LL7o?rel=0

Monday, April 27, 2009

Jerome Murat

video

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rarely Seen Cloud Formations

There seems to be no end to strange cloud formations! From Punch hole clouds
to cloud vortices, enjoy these rarely seen cloud formations!
























Punch Hole Clouds may appears a circular or oval holes in a layer of supercooled clouds;
sometimes they assume a form of a perfect circle and persist for quite a long time,
drifting together with the cloud layer. One explanation seems to blame the air traffic
(the jet contrail intersections) combined with a thermal inversion (a circular motion
of a rising warm air). Here is one observed over the Gunnison Valley in Colorado.















Another strange hole in the cloud, reported from Mobile, Alabama, USA. Dec, 2003
(and covered by BBC news)












Photo taken in Melbourne, Australia in 2003.








It seems both rising and sinking air currents can create the same effect. Sometimes
a very stable, uniform layer of high-altitude clouds can get "punched through" by
a pocket of cold air, which sinks toward the ground - creating the circular hole formation.













These "cloud holes" can look like the footprints of some celestial being
or can be amazingly round, like this pair observed in Gallatin, Tennessee
by Wayne Carter.










NASA Terra Satellite equipped with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
(MODIS) has captured these images over Acadiana area in southern Louisiana - a splattering
of round holes actually stretched over several states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and
Texas. Some were elongated, some appeared to have smaller clouds inside them.









Cloud Vortices: another "holey" sky phenomena..
Theodore von Karman's "Cloud Vortices" are something else, again : they form
when the wind encounters a barrier - such as the Aleutian islands , in this case -
and the flowing eddies of cloud create a weird pattern. The image you see below
was photographed from the International Space Station, and the animation shows
the double row of vortices, which rotate opposite from each other.
















Extremely strong thunderstorm cloud brewing over northwest Calgary


























Another supercell cloud in Alberta skies, this time over Edmonton.
















"Mushroom"?
















Another cloud "wave".....
















Roll Clouds....get into a small plane and start surfing them....
































A Cloud Angel


















2 light-sabers get crossed in the sky






















A fire breathing "rabbit-dragon" ...and a fantastic cloud edge..









A "Genie", coming out of a bottle...

















Spectacular Lenticulars in the morning light.....

















....and a whole "pancake" stack of them, over at mount Rainier in Washington

















Stormy


















An interesting Rainbow effect


















Nacreous Clouds





















Prepare to get squashed, Earthlings!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pretty Clever

This has got to be one of the best I've received in a while.
Someone out there is deadly at Scrabble.
(Wait till you see the last one)!


DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM


PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER


ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER


DESPERATION: When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT


THE EYES: !
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE


GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE


THE MORSE CODE :
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS


SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME


ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY


ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES - LET'S RECOUNT


SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S


A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
IM A DOT IN PLACE


THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE


ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE



AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:

MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER