A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

May 1, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

In Iraq, in the book market, books remain in the street at night because Iraqis say: the reader does not steal and the thief does not read

 

The handwriting on a Russian medical prescription

 

The Libertarian way to leave a “tip”

 

 Startup Sequence 

 

 

This Roller Coaster Will Literally Kill You (article)

Here’s how the world’s oddest suicide method would work: First the rider would face a long, slow climb up to more than 500 meters, giving him or her a few minutes to think back on life and contemplate the decision. At the top, there would be time to say a prayer or blow a kiss to relatives (or bail) before pressing the “fall” button and plummeting into the long steep plunge followed by the first 360-degree loop. That’s where most riders would die. According to Urbonas, traveling at 100 meters per second, the person would experience a G-force-induced loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoxia (lack of oxygen reaching the brain), which often causes a sense of euphoria. Just in case that first one didn’t do it, six more consecutive loops would finish the job. Building the structure would be a challenge. The Euthanasia Coaster would be more than three times the height of the world’s tallest roller coaster, the Kingda Ka, which took 18 months and $25 million to construct.

 

What each artist was paid for their Woodstock performance in 1969 

 

Freedom of press map 2017 (by Reporters without borders)