Fire is one of nature’s most spectacular chemical reactions, a reaction that demonstrates one of the ways that matter can be converted to energy. Containing this reaction within a glass bottle and filming it in slow motion allows this fascinating process to become plainly visible, and it just looks stunning. Humanity has maintained a fascination with fire since we learned to control its properties as cavemen, turning it into a tool that has changed who we are, and created an obsession for many.
The purveyors of slow motion over at Warped Perception share this fascination for fire in their latest video ‘Nitromethane Jet Bottle’, perfectly capturing this hypnotic reaction. As always WP aren’t happy to simply fire off everyday alcohol in a little bottle, no they crank things up to 11 with a massive glass jug and a healthy dose of nitromethane, and it is spectacular. Site back relax and prepare to enjoy a pyromaniac with a slow motion camera capturing the almost alive chemical reaction that is fire.
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What happens when a group of lads combine a 250-foot-deep abandoned mine shaft with flammable liquids? Spectacular blow back, naturally. The remnants of the early mining days of the wild west in America the hell hole is aptly named as it seems to continue down all the way to Hades itself.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the flammable antics of a group of adventurous lads. Without a doubt this is one of those don’t try this at home moments, in fact just venturing near abandoned mine shafts is a dangerous activity, let alone combining flammable liquids and mine shafts. Sit back relax and from the relative comfort and safety of your living room chair enjoy the spectacular blowback from hell’s hole.
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In this big-old world there are kites and then there are Giant Kites. A recent video of one such giant kite flying over the Marina Barrage dam in Singapore sent the internet into a flutter. The viral explosion occurring after Facebooker Erich Chew posted the video of the hypnotic kite in action.
According to website AsiaIOne the Giant Octopus takes six people and perfect conditions to get off the ground and the work doesn’t stop once its tentacle are airborne. Owned and flown by Show Kites Singapore, a small tight nit team of kite-flying enthusiasts motivated by nothing more than the love of it, the Octopus is one of the largest kites in Singapore, and one amazing sight.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the mesmerizing Giant Octopus Kite video, a clip so unusual you may wonder if it is CGI, it is not. Sit back relax and prepare to see how to turn a relaxing hobby into hard work, with spectacular results.
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NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory this week (Oct 2) captured an M7.3 flare, a mid-sized flare that posed little threat to Earth. It did however provide a spectacular show for SDO to capture and send back to NASA. Capturing the immense power of our favourite star as magnetic loops larger than planets burst from the suns surface.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest video to come from our eyes in the sky, SDO staring at the Sun. Sit back, relax and let the solar dance began.
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