Interesting Internet Goodies
Latest entries near top, September 22, 2012


Now and again links to interesting goodies are sent to me which you may want to enjoy as well.  This is where I put them, most recently received on top.  If any become broken before you get to see them, please let me know.



This is a little bit different than the running with the bulls... they have a rope tied to the bull, like they are taking it for a insanity....crazy.

Interesting pictures of the West about a 150 years ago.

A worthwhile 5 minute movie about medical care of battlefield wounded by C-17 based at Travis Air Base.  Probably produced by the U.S. Army or Air Force.

San Francisco made of 100,000 toothpicks.  Take a look at Scott Weaver's 35-year labor of love as it premiers in San Francisco.

Eco-incorrect classic driving.  If you can do this you're safe-to-go in Chicago snow and ice.  It's hard to stop watching!

Hundreds of pages of photographs, art, jokes, ...

Paul Smith had severe palsy but created incredible paintings entirely with a typewriter as his easel and brush.  Go to the Paul Smith web site to view some and a glimpse into the man and his techniques.

A card trick master entertains.  This is kinda long so look at it when you have about five minutes -- it's worth it.

A strong boy become man creates an uplifting story and tells it with grace and style.

Definitely Eagle Scout material.  Look out Yahoo and Google, here come the next great entrepaneurs!

Manakin Moon Walk
This is how you get chicks!  You won't believe this bird's talent.

Japonese Inkjet fountain in a mall

The text below is on shaky technical grounds but does serve as a good introduction to the one-minute video, which is very entertaining to watch.  --Herb
The link below is to a video is of dolphins playing with silver colored rings, which they have the ability to make under water to play with.  THEY AREN'T PLASTIC!
It isn't known how they learn this, or if it's an inbred ability. As if by magic the dolphin does a quick flip of its head and a silver ring appears in front of its pointed beak.  The ring becomes a donut-shaped bubble about 2-ft across, yet it doesn't rise to the surface of the water!  It stands upright in the water like a magic doorway to an unseen dimension. 
The dolphin then pulls a small silver donut from the larger one.  Looking at the twisting ring for one last time a bite is taken from it, causing the small ring to collapse into a thousands of tiny bubbles which head upward towards the water's surface.  After a few moments the dolphin creates another ring to play with.  There also seems to be a separate mechanism for producing small rings, which a dolphin can accomplish by a quick flip of its head.

An explanation of how dolphins make these silver rings is that they are "air-core vortex rings".  Invisible, spinning vortices in the water are generated from the tip of a dolphin's dorsal fin when it is moving rapidly and turning.  When dolphins break the line, the ends are drawn together into a closed ring.  The higher velocity fluid around the core of the vortex is at a lower pressure than the fluid circulating farther away.  Air is injected into the rings via bubbles released from the dolphin's blowhole. The energy of the water vortex is enough to keep the bubbles from rising for a reasonably few seconds of play time.

Big eaters in Texas.  Makes my stomach hurt just to watch:

A magical duet between Celine Dion and Frank Sinatra.
 (Five stars and a million viewers!)

Alan King shtick on longevity:
True to form, Alan King was survived by his wife:

A nice rendition of the 60's for my senior citizen friends:

The sixties
(Note the handy pause and reverse buttons.)

Here's the best reminisce of Western stars I've seen:

Those Old Westerns

This double fatality accident was filmed by a CR England driver with a dash cam, going down Donner Pass. Note the flashing 55 mph sign prior to the accident. This is something to remember when sharing the freeway with big semi trucks -- give them plenty of room and stay away from the nuts.

Check out an engineer's dog sitter.  Happiest dog I've seen!

Waves (and curls) of the future:

Waves of the future

British take on the economic crisis:

Amazing act by human slinky - Watch more free videos


Austria Bike Ride
Taken by me during our Danube River Trip
(The action starts slow to stay with the music.)



Bring Back the Salmon Ceremony
Images were designed for full screen
and are therefore too complex for this size.
Future YouTube creations by me will use close ups.


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