Here’s an E-2C Hawkeye trying to land on the USS Eisenhower. Everything seems normal until the arresting cable on the carrier—which is supposed to snare an aircraft as it lands—suddenly snaps. The airplane almost looks like a runaway car until it drops and disappears out of view, off the carrier.
Last Tuesday, Voss, Norway-native Jon Gjerde decided to strap himself to a gigantic kite and go zipping through the air like some sort of very ugly bird. The 51-year-old is no stranger to hang gliding. He is, in fact, a world champion in the sport. But after this particular outing he’s lucky to be alive.
Here is how subsidence craters are formed: an underground nuclear explosion gets set off and creates a hole underneath the ground. The ground collapses because nothing is supporting it anymore and then boom, giant crater. It is so gnarly to see because the ground looks like its melting into the core of the Earth.
Here’s some truly frightening footage of airplanes landing at Birmingham Airport in the UK. “Landing” actually might not be the best term for these though because the airplanes look more like they’re spinning sideways and tilting out of control and praying that their wheels touch the ground instead of bouncing off…
Here is footage showing a Russian Navy submarine attacking ISIS positions in Raqqa, Syria by launching missiles from the submarine itself. The Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from the Rostov-on-Don submarine, a Kilo-class diesel electric submarine, in the Mediterranean. It’s the first time Russia had launched…
It’s not even the blast from the cannon of the M1128 Stryker that scares me the most (though it is a very impressive blast). It’s the fact that right after the 105mm cannon goes boom, the world around it looks post-apocalyptic. The ground shakes so hard from the gun that it looks like lost souls are being released…
Here's a terrifying video that shows the importance of having an airbag that works as it's supposed to versus having an airbag that works... but is a hundredth of a second late. You see one watermelon drop in slow motion and get cradled by the deployment of an airbag versus another watermelon that explodes.
An elderly man was viciously attacked by another man at Boston's Logan International Airport on Saturday. Oh, and the attacker had fallen from the airport's women's bathroom ceiling. And he was naked.
A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too.
In Volgogradskaya, Russia you don't get to fill potholes in the road... road pothole fills you. By which I mean, the asphalt unexpectedly gives way and swallows half of a concrete truck before the driver can put it in park.
So you finally installed that fender eliminator to ditch your bike's black plastic overbite. Here's a tip: forget the zip ties and bolt down your license plate, otherwise your riding buddy could take a flying scalpel to the head.
This week interception of Russian warplanes by NATO Typhoon fighters reminds me of the time in which the world was on the brink of total nuclear annihilation, when Soviet forces taunted the Americans to test their defenses. This image collection shows that part of a Cold War that seems reactivated right now.
Drew Hamilton, an Alaska Department Of Fish & Game tech, was chillin' by one of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary's waterways when a gigantic bear came lumbering over to his campsite, sat down, hung out, and went on his way.
According to RatedRR, the "XS1 is the largest-caliber Precision Guided Firearm available today." This video demonstrates how its automatic targeting system works over 1,123 yards. That's 0.6 miles (one kilometer.) This is the kind of stuff we only imagined in science fiction movies only a few years ago.
That guy being thrown into a pool is a fully-equipped US Army cadet about to enter their final survival challenge. They call it Survival Gate #4 but they may as well call it The Gate of Hell, because that's how it sounds like:
The pilot in this twisting and turning plane must be ridiculously disciplined, have palms that never sweat, a personality that never stresses and big brass ones because that's what it takes to land a plane in such shit weather.
As this Bloomberg map shows, Malaysian flight 370 is not the first flight to mysteriously disappear. 83 flights have vanished since 1948—80 of them never to be found again (the dots in yellow). This map only includes flights capable of carrying more than 14 passengers.
You've seen Felix Baumgartner's harrowing jump from 128,1000 feet above Earth's surface, but you haven't seen it like this. This new exhilarating video shows you what it was like from Felix's point of view with perfect clarity.
Reddit user JM2845 recently shared this amazing GIF of a barge in British Columbia emptying a load of timber into the water in a most unusual way, by tilting at 3o-degrees and having its cargo tumble right off the side. Amazing.
I hate crosswinds when landing as much as I love seeing videos of planes safely landing under crosswinds, feeling a knot in my stomach as I see the pilot struggling to keep control and imagine myself inside the plane. Like this giant Thai Airbus A380, which looked like it was about to crash in Narita Airport, Japan.