Amazing Lopifit treadmill bike
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Bruin Bergmeester presents his Lopifit electrical supported treadmill bike in the village of Valthe on August 29, 2014 near Emmen, Netherlands. The 51-year-old inventor wanted to find a faster way to walk the 12 kilometers to work which is now possible within 30 minutes with his 25 km/hour Lopifit.
Surely an amazing invention which solves the daily life riddles.
Did you like it? How did you feel about this bike, would you buy one for yourself?
Alaskas Giant Vegetables
The Alaska State Fair held annually in Palmer, 42 miles northeast of Anchorage, is not your regular agricultural show. Here farmers from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley routinely display vegetables and produces of gargantuan sizes a 138-pound cabbage, 65-pound cantaloupe and 35-pound broccoli are just a few of the monsters that have sprung forth from Alaska's soil in recent years. "Some things [are so big], you can't even recognize what they are," said the fair's crop superintendent Kathy Liska.
Why do vegetables grow so big in Alaska? Because of the sun.
A giant pumpkin and a cabbage at the Alaska State Fair in 2009. Photo credit
Alaska typically has a very short growing season, only 105 days, on average. For comparison, Californias growing season lasts nearly 300 days. However, the Alaskan growing season does not have long dark nights. The state is located close to the north pole where it enjoys up to 19 hours of sunshine each day, during summer and at the peak of the growing season. The extra hours of sunlight allows Alaskan crops to just keep growing and growing. Even through the growing season is months shorter than the rest of the country, Alaskas gardeners grow some of the largest vegetables in the world.
The photosynthetic boost also makes the produce sweeter. Alaskan carrots, for instance, spend nearly 3/4th of the day while the sun is available making sugar, and only the remaining 1/4th of its time is spent turning that sugar into starch. Plants like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, radishes, turnips, potatoes, beets, carrots, spinach, and lettuce all grow very well here.
Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners (with placards, left to right): Scott Rob (92.1 pounds), Keevan Dinkel (92.3 pounds) and Brian Shunskis (77.4 pounds). The growers are joined by the cabbage fairies, a group of women who for 15 years have volunteered at the cabbage competition. Photo credit
Farming in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley originally began as an experiment in the 1930s to increase agricultural output of the country during the Great Depression. More than 240,000 acres were set aside for farming and farming families from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan were brought in colonize the land. But the lack of infrastructure and unavailability of basic supplies discouraged the settlers and by 1940, over half of the population had left the valley. In 1965, only 20 families were left. Although the colony was not a booming success, it did become stable enough to provide dairy and farming. It did not significantly increase the population of the area, but it did develop the Matanuska Valley as the primary agriculturally productive region within Alaska. The extraordinary growing season and the giant size of its vegetables have now become the area's trademark.
Alaska grower Brittney Kauffman holds two zucchinis she entered in a giant vegetable competition in 2013. Photo credit
Gigantic head of a lettuce at Alaska State Fair. Photo credit: alaskastatefair.org.
Dale Marshall embraces a giant pumpkin weighing around 1,780-pounds inside a greenhouse in Anchorage. Photo credit
Ashleena Roberts holds a reindeer for scale next to a pumpkin in the Alaska State Fair giant pumpkin contest. Photo credit
Giant rutabagas at Alaska State Fair 2009. Photo credit
Vegetables at the Alaska State Fair 2009. Photo credit
Source: NPR / Alaska Visit / Wikipedia
Giant Vegetables from our world
These tomatoes, so uniformly red, were not very sweet, but they had a lot of tart flavor.from Testaccio Market in Italy.
Peter's giant onions at the Harrogate Vegetable Festival in U.K.
Giant Carrot from a grower in U.K.
The giant Potato
30 Chilling Photos From The Attack On Pearl Harbor Dec 7,1941
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On the morning of December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched an powerful and brutal attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The attack was intended to thwart the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese military operations in the Pacific. Over the course of seven hours, some 353 Japanese fighter planes, torpedo planes, and bombers unleashed a relentless bombing raid that destroyed 188 U.S. aircraft, sunk four U.S. Navy battleships, and killed 2,403 Americans with an additional 1,178 injured. The following day, the United States of America declared war on Japan.
The front page of the December 8th, 1941, edition of New York World Telegram reads, ‘1500 dead in Hawaii’, and describes the U.S. decision to declare war on Japan.
At the scene of the attack, a small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing raid.
This aerial photograph taken by a Japanese pilot shows the perspective of the attackers. In the lower right hand corner, a Japanese bomber sweeps in for a strafing run.
Sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background.
A Navy photographer snapped this photograph just as the USS Shaw exploded.
A Japanese plane goes into its last dive as it heads toward the ground in flames after being hit by Naval anti-aircraft fire.
The wing of a Japanese bomber is left in ruins after being shot down on the grounds of the Naval Hospital at Honolulu.
Mary Naiden / AP
Officers’ wives head to their quarters after hearing explosions and seeing smoke in distance. Mary Naiden, the woman who took this picture, is said to have exclaimed, “There are red circles on those planes overhead. They are Japanese!”
This photograph, from a Japanese film later captured by American forces, is taken aboard the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, just as a Nakajima B-5N bomber is launching off deck for the second wave of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
An aerial view of “Battleship Row” at Pearl Harbor, photographed from a Japanese aircraft during the the bombing.
A sailor killed by the Japanese air attack washes ashore at Naval Air Station, Kanoehe Bay.
Eight miles from Pearl Harbor, shrapnel from a Japanese bomb riddled this car and killed three civilians in the attack. The Navy reported there was no nearby military target.
Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb.
Wreckage identified by the U.S. Navy as a Japanese torpedo plane is shown being salvaged from the bottom of Pearl Harbor.
Two servicemen sit on the wreckage of a bomber, surrounded by dirt and sandbags in preparation for another wave of attackers. One looks through binoculars and the other smokes a cigarette.
This is the scene in New York’s Times Square early in the evening on December 7th, 1941, as crowds gather to read the news bulletins flashed on the electric bulletin board of the New York Times building.
In the streets, people buy newspapers reporting the Japanese attack on U.S. bases in the Pacific Ocean.
John Young / AP
U.S. soldiers in San Francisco gather around the bed of one of their comrades to read the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
On December 8th, President Franklin Roosevelt speaks to a joint session of Congress in Washington and signs the declaration of war against Japan. The Senate responded with a unanimous vote in support of the war; only one Representative dissented in the House.
The next day, young Japanese-Americans, including several Army selectees, gather around a reporter’s car in the Japanese section of San Francisco. Over 30,000 second generation Japanese Americans volunteered or were drafted into the U.S Army during World War II.
Gathering on a fence are some of the first Japanese to be removed from American society and sent to the Tanforan internment camp in Tanforan, California. The group was among the 3,112 Japanese to be removed from restricted areas in the San Francisco Bay area.
An American beach-goer doesn’t want to be mistaken for Japanese when she sunbathes on her days off, so she brings along a Chinese flag.
A woman on horseback examines a Japanese cherry tree that was cut down with the words “To hell with those Japanese,” carved into it.
The body of a Japanese Lieutenant who crashed during the attack on Pearl Harbor is buried with full military honors by U.S. troops.
This oil stained, battle torn American flag was flying proudly from a ship in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese struck. Missiles tore it from its staff and tossed into the bay, where it was salvaged by Lt. Comdr. Fred Welden.