Monday, August 30, 2010

Rare pics of Boeing Factory....

The Flying Tank

Mi-28N “The Night Hunter” has a special system of pilots protection and can “see” an enemy at 35km distance even in darkness. Test pilots call it “fighter-helicopter” and ordinary people know it as “a flying tank”.
Night vision goggles of the helicopter allow a pilot to fight even in the night time. It is equipped with an impressive armoury reserve. An inbuilt movable gun can totally destroy an armored personal carrier in 10 shots. The rockets complex “Igla” is intended for destruction of helicopters and drones. However, the main power of “the Night Hunter” is in its anti-tank missile “Ataka” against which all tanks are powerless. more images after the break...
The construction of the helicopter ensures the safety of the crew. The armoured cab withstands even direct hits of 12.7 mm bullets. A seat of the pilot is higher than the seat of the shooter so the vehicle has been made flatter and less vulnerable.
Mi-28N helicopters are already coming into operation of the Russian army. The Caucasus and The Russian Far East will see them first.
“The Flying Tank” applies a complex of on-board radio-electronic and instrumentation equipment that allows to use weapons and cope with flight and navigation tasks day and night in any meteorogical conditions at the lowest possible height using automatic terrain and flying around obstacle.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Worlds Tallest Teenage Girl

Brazilian Elisa Silva has 14 years of age and measured 206 cm tall! Rówies'niczki exceeds its average of half a meter. But it's sadly funny. Elisa suffering from pituitary gigantism. Her body secretes too much growth hormone. This type of ailment is associated with other symptoms - headache and eye troubles. Unfortunately, parents of girls can not afford the necessary treatment in this case. Increase Elisa causes other complications in life. For example, had to resign from the school, because does not fit on the bus, which traveled to school. According to statistics Elisa can grow up to 15 cm per year. Imagine how it will look like for instance, 10 years? Via Link More images after the break...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The World’s Top 10 Longest Single Span Bridges

1. Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Japan – 1,991 m
The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan heads the list of the top 10 longest single spand bridges in the world. Europe’s longest singel span bridge is the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, although current plans for a bridge between mainland Italy and Sicily across the Messina straights would surpass it if given the go ahead. The Tsing Ma (Hong Kong to China), has the longest span for a bridge with both road and train traffic. More Images after the break...

2. Xihoumen Bridge, China – 1,650 m

3. Great Belt Bridge, Denmark – 1,624 m

4. Runyang Bridge, China – 1,490 m

5. Humber Bridge, England – 1,410 m

6. Jiangyin Suspension Bridge, China – 1,385 m

7. Tsing Ma Bridge, China – 1,377 m

8. Verrazano Narrows Bridge, USA – 1,298 m
9. Golden Gate Bridge, USA – 1,280 m
10. Yangluo Bridge, China – 1,280 m

Friday, August 20, 2010

Photo of Huge (55ft) snake shocks World

photograph purporting to show a 55ft snake found in a forest in China has become an internet sensation. It was originally posted in a thread on the website of the People’s Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper in China.

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The thread claimed the snake was one of two enormous boas found by workers clearing forest for a new road outside Guping city, Jiangxi province. They apparently woke up the sleeping snakes during attempts to bulldoze a huge mound of earth.

“On the third dig, the operator found there was blood amongst the soil, and with a further dig, a dying snake appeared,” said the post.

“By the time the workers came back, the wounded boa had died, while the other snake had disappeared. The bulldozer operator was so sick that he couldn’t even stand up.”

The post claimed that the digger driver was so traumatised that he suffered a heart attack on his way to hospital and later died.

The dead snake was 55ft (16.7m) long, weighed 300kg and was estimated to be 140 years old.