The World We Dream- Hugh Herr Zeitgeist Americas 2012

Do you want to have your mind blown? Watch this. (This will cost you 13.5 minutes)
Hugh Herr, Director of Biomechatronics at MIT University delivers an amazing talk that will touch your soul.
I was in the audience. I was almost in the back row. For the opening few minutes of the talk, I couldn’t see his feet. So imagine what happened when I finally stood up and saw his legs.

Garibaldi Lake, BC, Canada

From Wikipedia: Garibaldi Lake is a turquoise-coloured alpine lake in British Columbia, Canada, located 37 km (23 mi) north of Squamish and 19 km (12 mi) south of Whistler. The lake lies within Garibaldi Provincial Park, which features mountains, glaciers, trails, forests, flowers, meadows, waterfalls. The park is a wildlife protected area. The trails in the area are promoted as being among the most beautiful on earth.

Pumpkin Eater

Halloween’s coming around again, and you wouldn’t want just any regular pumpkin adorning your doorstep. Presenting the Cannibal Pumpkin, the still technically vegetarian piece of art that’s also in the process of going deeper 😉

A Sonic Boom

Is this what a sonic boom looks like? When an airplane travels at a speed faster than sound, density waves of sound emitted by the plane cannot precede the plane, and so accumulate in a cone behind the plane. When this shock wave passes, a listener hears all at once the sound emitted over a longer period: a sonic boom. As a plane accelerates to just break the sound barrier, however, an unusual cloud might form. The origin of this cloud is still debated. A leading theory is that a drop in air pressure at the plane described by the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity occurs so that moist air condenses there to form water droplets. This, an F/A-18 Hornet was photographed just as it broke the sound barrier. Large meteors and the space shuttle frequently produce audible sonic booms before they are slowed below sound speed by the Earth’s atmosphere.