Tag Archive: physics

Filmed in slo-mo, of course.

The boys at How Ridiculous attempt an impossible 165m/540ft shot at Luzzone Dam in Ticino, Switzerland.

Over the course of history, many rides have opened to the public at amusement parks and theme parks. However, only a few are truly extinct and defunct.

Short answer: The G forces were out of this world.

Shaped charges are capable of smashing through a target at a speed of 10 kilometers per second. Gav and Dan whip out the serious kit for this one.

The boys at How Ridiculous love filming at Luzzone Dam in the beautiful Blenio Valley in Ticino, Switzerland.

The SR-71 Blackbird Story

I grew up a couple doors up the street from Jim Eastham, who was the 2nd person to fly the Blackbird. He was full of great stories about his service.

In 1986, I got to take a hovercraft ferry across the English Channel. It was very noisy and super cool and also FAST.

When the first hovercraft debuted in the summer 1959, it stunned the world as it appeared to almost magically float over any surface. It was a new kind of machine that could travel almost anywhere, on land, water, or just about any other surface. But 50 years after they were introduced, giant hovercraft have all but disappeared. Why?

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