A pair of Kenyan Air Force Northrop F-5 Tiger II fighter jets buzzed their own airbase recently, resulting in some impromptu topiary of a nearby tree. The soldiers filming the event sure got a laugh out of it. But whoever is responsible for clearing up the mess probably won’t find it so funny.
The Northrop F-5 is a light supersonic jet which is operated by many countries as either a fighter aircraft or an advanced jet trainer. The aircraft is extremely popular due to its low unit cost, good reliability, and highly commended flying qualities – even being compared to the far more expensive F-16.
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Video has emerged of a wild male elephant in Thailand inadvertently destroying several cars at the Khao Yai National Park on January 11, 2015.
The elephant doesn’t look like he’s actively trying to wreck the cars. It appears that he’s using them more as a scratching post. But when you can weigh up to 5 tons, accidents are going to happen.
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A crooked cop in Birmingham, England was sent to prison for over seven years after it was discovered he was the head of an organised crime mob which raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds. His second life was only discovered after he showed up to work in a Ferrari 458 and colleagues became suspicious.
Osman Iqbal, 37, was a sergeant in the UK police force and worked on a team that responded to emergency calls, he was sent to prison last September along with seven other members of the gang. He admitted conspiracy to manage a brothel, conspiracy to money launder and conspiracy to possess Class A drugs. But it’s not over yet as he also faces another trial regarding charges of misconduct while in public office, and for attempting to access police intelligence systems for his own use.
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Raminator, a monster truck sponsored by Ram Trucks, has just claimed the title of ‘World’s Fastest Monster Truck’, and entered the Guinness World Records.
At the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, Raminator, driven by Mark Hall, hit 99.10 mph. Speaking of the achievement, Hall Brothers Racing President and Crew Chief, Tim Hall said: “Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget. With the support of Ram and Mopar, we continue to add to our achievements and are honored to now be a Guinness World Records holder.”
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Short videos of RC vehicles doing blockbuster movie-like stunts are all the rage these days. One of the latest ones is a mini-story involving some plucky little RC toys desperately trying to ferry a shipment of fresh batteries to a teddy bear in desperate need of some new AAs.
It’s sort of like Mad Max crossed with Transformers, shrunken down to 1:10 scale.
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Black friday brings out the very worst in people. It turns normally sensible people in to greedy, violent, abusive consumers who will trample over their fellow human just to get 50 percent off on a new toaster. It’s disgraceful. But at the end of the day, if you’re intent on picking up some bargains, then there are two options. Get in and get out quickly. Or smash your way through the hordes and come out victorious.
Here are ten vehicles to help you win at Black Friday.
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Pieter Schelte, the world’s largest crane ship, a vessel capable of lifting entire oil rigs, is nearing completion. The Pieter Schelte was commissioned by Allseas, a Swiss company which specializes in offshore pipline installation, oil rig installation and decomissioning, and undersea construction projects.
While the Pieter Schelte easily holds the record for the largest crane ship, some also believe it may hold the record for the largest ship period. It’s certainly not the longest, that honor goes to the oil tanker Seawise Giant. But due to its extreme width it has a much larger deck area. Although amazingly the vessel won’t hold its title for long, as a sister ship which is due for completion in 2020 will be both longer and wider.
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To celebrate the launch of the latest iteration of Far Cry (Far Cry 4), the game’s creator, Ubisoft, commissioned madman/inventor Colin Furze to build a real-life version of the tuk tuk used by the hero of the game, Ajay Ghale, as he takes on the might of the Royal Army of Pagan Min in Kyrat, a wild region of the Himalayas.
The TUK600 built by Furze is no ordinary tuk tuck. It may have started out that way, but the addition of a 100 horsepower Suzuki CBR 600 motorcycle engine has made what was once a humble, low powered taxi, into a tire-smoking, wheelie-popping trike.
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The Lotus F1 Team, and one of their technical partners, EMC – who specialize in IT services and cloud computing, have put together a slightly crazy stunt for no good reason. EMC says it was to highlight how they “Redefine Motorsports”. But judging by all the incomprehensible marketing-speak they seem to spew out, that could mean almost anything.
But the end result is crystal clear. EMC managed to jump a truck 83 feet and 7 inches (25.47 meters), breaking the world record, and to top it all off, while it was in the air a Lotus F1 car drove under it.
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Frenchman Francois Gissy has
broken smashed his own record for the world’s fastest rocket-powered bicycle. Last week, at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the South of France, he achieved an incredible 207 mph – 30 mph better than his previous best.
Three hydrogen peroxide fueled rocket motors provide 4.5 kN of thrust, which is roughly equivalent to 560 horsepower! To put the speed of this thing into perspective, the top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h) was achieved in just 4.8 seconds, and Gissy was subjected to nearly 2 Gs. Which is nothing for a fighter pilot. But this guy is technically a cyclist.
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