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Cool Pictures 11: If You're Cool And You Know It Clap Your Hands

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  1. SS-18 ICBM

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    "The Swiss, German-born, disabled athlete Silke Pan climbs stairs with her powered exoskeleton, "Twiice On," designed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, during a press preview in Lausanne on November 6, 2018. Following the 2016 Cybathlon Championships in Kloten, and two years of development, the team of engineers and researchers introduced a new, more efficient powered exoskeleton that can now be used independently. # Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty"

    Kinda cool, in a disgusting sort of way.
    Spoiler :

    "On Tuesday, The New England Journal of Medicine tweeted the most recent addition to its photo series of the most visually arresting medical anomalies. The image is of a mysterious, branchlike structure that, posted elsewhere, would probably pass for a cherry-red chunk of some underground root system or a piece of bright reef coral. But this is no creature of the deep. It’s a completely intact, six-inch-wide clot of human blood in the exact shape of the right bronchial tree, one of the two key tubular networks that ferry air to and from the lungs. And it was coughed up in one piece."
     
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    did they die?
     
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    Unfortunately that image seems to have been quite significantly vertically stretched. An annoying practise to "majestify" mountain shots.

    It's a cool enough landscape without those sort of edits, the mountains actually look more like this:
     
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    Kinda looks like a water-rich Civ6 map.
     
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    I didn't realize there were so many Discworld books. I read the first 5, I think. Somebody's making a tv series on the City Watch series, but I forget who.
     
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    RIP Terry Pratchett.

    Such good books from beginning to end.

    Rincewind best character ever.
     
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    For those who like the shot.. (it is stretched vertically though)

    I did the exact same hike and continued walking down this ridge (in the opposite direction of the camera). Look for pictures of this in my Norway thread (although I am on day 21 of ~35 so far and I did this hike near the end of the trip)

    This was by far my favourite spot in the whole country!
     
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    This turned up among the various Windows 10 pictures I get when logging on (I'm trying to teach them that I like pictures with mountains, though not the one they currently insist on showing me with the lovely red pine trees that are dead from a pine beetle infestation).

    My first reaction was, "This looks familiar!" :p
     
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    Old hobby....dont think I have the steady hand for it any more....no time anyway...


     
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    Yes he died after.
     
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    What size are the figures?
     
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    If her swimsuit was weighted (in the back) she might be able to stand like that.
     
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    Is it safe to assume that you're not a diver, and questions of neutral buoyancy are hence not as dear to your heart as they are to mine?

    Because I am very much at the low end of the BMI scale (~1.83m, ~64 kg, BMI = ~19, calculated bodyfat% = ~9%), and I still nonetheless need ~2 kg (~4.5 lb) of lead just to offset my body's natural buoyancy in salt water.

    The model is likely shorter/lighter than me, so might need less ballast based on her mass/volume ratio (although females' bodyfat% tends to be higher than males', so it probably wouldn't be much less), but even just a single kilo of lead still represents a fairly large chunk of metal. Lead density = 11.34 g/cm^3 (not going to convert that into Imperial, sorry!), and a typical square, 1-kilo lead dive-weight measures approx. 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm (3 x 3 x 2/3") — which is a lot of weight to hang off what is, you must admit, a fairly flimsy-looking bikini.

    Point is, if her suit was weighted sufficiently to hold her down, it probably wouldn't stay up! ;) (That's why I use a weightbelt instead!)
     
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