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The view from NYC’s highest apartment. 432 Park Avenue is a supertall residential skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City. Originally proposed to be 1,300 feet (396 meters) in 2011, the structure topped out at 1,396 ft (426 m). Construction began in 2012 and was completed on December 23, 2015. The building has been much maligned by many city residents who find it an eyesore and believe it represents New York’s increasing cost of living and ostentatious wealth.

The building required the demolition of the 495-room Drake Hotel. Built in 1926, it was purchased for $440 million in 2006 by developer Harry Macklowe and razed the next year. Its footprint became one of New York’s most valuable development sites due to its location, between East 56th and 57th Streets on the west side of Park Avenue. (Source)

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There’s a special place in my heart for Blaziken, the first pokémon I ever received when I started playing my first pokemon game (Look at me now, Professor Birch). Blaziken was the original fire-fighting type starter before it was cool, and with its strong legs, fierce kicks, and recent Mega-evolution it is quite the force to be reckoned with.

According to the pokédex, Blaziken can jump over a 30-story building in one leap. 30 stories is roughly 90 meters, or 300 feet. This is nearly 50 times Blaziken’s own height. The world record high-jump held by a human is a 2.45 meters (8 feet). There must be something going on here other than a simple jump. So what makes Blaziken such a high flier?

We’re going to start small, by looking at a creature with a maximum jump height of 18 cm (7 inches). At first this would seem pathetic, until you realize this creature is flea, who is barely 3mm tall themselves. Fleas can jump 100 times their own height.

Jumping this height takes a lot of energy, and a lot of push. Part of their magic lies in a special pad in their legs, made of a springy protein called resilin. This leg-pad stores energy during their jump. While the flea is bending it’s legs and starting a jump, the energy isn’t going directly into pushing the flea off of the ground. Instead, the energy is being stored in the leg-pads, “charging up” to be released all at once, kicking it high and fast upwards. Some studies report this sudden acceleration to be over 400 times the acceleration of gravity.

The rest of the question, then, is how they get that energy into the resilin. The answer is the flea’s knees, and if you thought bee’s knees were cool, fleas have “multi-jointed” hind legs. It can push with its toe, its shin, and its knees, which together act as a lever to store all of that energy into the resilin pads. It was shown that a flea’s lower leg, the toe and shin, are covered in tiny claws used for gripping the ground. In other words, while jumping, the flea actually holds onto the ground as tightly as it can, which allows it to store up enough energy to jump to great heights.

Blaziken is a bit larger than a flea, but the idea is still the same. In order to jump a 30-story building, Blaziken’s legs must be able to store up a large amount of energy before sudden release – 45,864 Joules (11 Calories) of energy to be exact, if Blaziken wants to jump 30 stories high (assuming perfect efficiency). This is basically the energy you spend from running or weight-training for a minute nonstop, only Blaziken does it in seconds. It can only get that much energy by gripping onto the ground tightly before its launch.

Blaziken’s legs must contain spring-like tendons made of resilin, which stores up energy before a jump. Blaziken grips tightly to the ground when pushing off of it, and while doing so “charges up” the resilin pads, releasing the energy all at once when Blaziken jumps.


Drone video explores the Salto del Nervión, a 300 meter high waterfall on the border of Basque Country in northern Spain. This waterfall is described in some of the text I found as the highest waterfall in Spain and one of the highest single-plunge waterfalls in all of Europe. Spectacular views of carved sediments on the edge of the Delika Canyon surround the falls.

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Soviet Unobtanium - The AS Val and VSS Vintorez

More of a meme than an actual firearm at this point, the AS/VSS lineage has become positively famous for their sleek looks, impressive media appearances, and the fact that NOBODY owns one and 9x39mm itself is just as hard to get.

The famous rifles have existed since the late 1980s, and have since rocketed into fame with their inclusion in cult classic games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., plus the general reputation that comes with being fielded as a Spetsnaz-only rifle.

However, to understand these rifles, it’s key to understand the design philosophy of the unobtainable 9x39mm round. Based on 7.62x39mm with an expanded neck, the cartridge was designed ground-up as a suppressed round for special forces, optimized for armor penetration within their effective range (roughly 300 meters), to fill a yet unexplored role between suppressed handguns and suppressed traditional rifles. To compensate for low muzzle velocity and thus, theoretically, less kinetic energy, the bullet weighs roughly twice as much as the traditional 9x19mm round, and it has about twice as much muzzle energy as 9x19mm. 9x39mm also weighs over twice as much as its parent case, the venerable 7.62x39mm round. Some cartridges, like the SP-5, are even designed to yaw on impact, further bolstering the rifle’s on-paper lackluster power, a claim which has been demolished by clever use, bullet development, and metallurgical work.

The VSS and AS rifles were produced at roughly the same time, and for the record, are essentially the same rifle. They share 70% of their parts, have the same effective range, and the same barrel length. Essentially, the AS Val is a more rugged VSS with a larger magazine capacity, while the VSS squeezes out roughly 100m over its steel counterpart with optimization for scoped use in the hands of a trained marksman. Though Russia is known for being… optimistic in the claims of their weapons’ performance, the paired silent rifles (and yes, they are actually EXTREMELY quiet, sounding more like a ruler hitting a mattress than a true gunshot) have absolutely stood the test of Russia’s Cold War era military career, seeing service from Afghanistan to Chechnya, and in recent times, in Donbass.

However, to neglect this rifle’s media legacy is to neglect half of its reason to be. Making its first major appearance in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, the VSS/AS were handled as incredible endgame rifles, showing up only in the hands of the most skilled soldiers. In-game, the rifle was effective in its niche, interesting, irregular, and highly expensive, indicative of 9x39mm’s extreme rarity, even in countries neighboring Russia.

The silent snipers have appeared in a myriad of other games, from Survarium to several Ghost Recon games to ArmA II, several Battlefield games, and even Metal Gear Solid.

The rifles have featured in an inexplicably low amount of films and TV shows, however, with IMFDB indicating two TV appearances and eight film appearances between the two. Anime has also neglected the rifles, with only two appearances for both rifles, one of which was in the gun-heavy show Black Lagoon.

Poorly scaled, for sure, but undeniably a VSS Vintorez.

As for being made of pure unobtanium, the Vintorez and Val have, to anybody’s knowledge, hit markets that aren’t military, and the same goes for the 9x39mm round. Several projects have started up produce US-made clones, and some homebrew projects have emerged with attempts to produce 9x39mm from widened 7.62x39mm casings, but to my knowledge, nobody has been remotely successful in anything but cloning the exterior appearance of the AS Val.

From the real world to media to airsoft, the AS Val and VSS Vintorez have been immortalized due to their smooth looks, hard-hitting ammunition, several monumental media appearances, and inaccessibility.

So, if you’re looking for one, it’s as they say, good hunting, Stalker.

300 meter swim, 9.25 mile bike, and a 5k. I did it all in 1 hour and 9 minutes.

If you had asked me a year ago where I would be today, I never would have told you that I would voluntarily be doing a triathlon.

The picture on the left was me, even before I was at my highest weight. The picture on the right was me yesterday at the final stretch of the tri. I love this picture because it’s not the most flattering, but I look strong as hell. That’s what matters most to me.

SW: 258.6
CW: 182.2

Just keep going. It’s worth it, I promise.

anonymous asked:

Which power of ten do you like Big Pons being in the most? 10 -5 (10 micrometers/0.0004 inches) (Pinkie Pie) 10 2 (10 meters/30 feet) (CMC I guess?) 10 3 (100 meters/300 feet) (Twi/Apple) 10 4 (1,000 meters/3,000 feet) (Cadence)

I think 10^3(?) I never was very good at imagining measurements, heh. I think your measurement for Cadance is based on the size-chart I’d posted a while ago. That’s pretty much my upper limit, for sure. Anything beyond that is getting kind of ridiculous lol.


The Riace bronzes were discovered August 16, 1972. The classical Greek statues were spotted partly buried in the sand about 300 meters off the cost of Riace, near Reggio Calabria, Italy. 

Continue down the street and after 300 meters you’ll see your destination on the left. They definitely gave me wrong adress.” Lisa said to herself moving her sighed from the navigation to the ruined house infront of her.

Dead Vlei, Namibia

An awe-inspiring white clay pan situated in the salt deserts of Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei is home to 900-year-old tree skeletons that don’t decompose because they’re so dry. The area is also home to 300-400 meter tall sand dunes. (Source)


Drone footage shows oil spilling off wreck of cargo ship in Taiwan

A DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone caught aerial footage of a cargo ship that broke just 300 meters or a little less than 1,000 feet off the coast of New Taipei City, Taiwan. The ship leaked oil and chemicals into the water and can be seen in a video posted on Sunday. The power source nearby makes this even more alarming.

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