Monday, November 23, 2009

random 110

mv doulos
The famous missionary ship MV Doulos will cease operations at the end of this year. This is a great pity but understandable given the age of the ship - its the world's oldest ocean-going passenger ship.
via om ships

Earlier this month, ESA's interplanetary Rosetta spacecraft zoomed past the Earth on its way back across the Solar System. Pictured above, Earth showed a bright crescent phase featuring the South Pole to the passing rocket ship.

via nasa

homemade aircraft
Some people have interesting hobbies. Jim O'Hara, a retired college professor, learned to fly 21 years ago. Six years later, he began construction of a two-thirds-scale P-38. He's now 81 years old and he and his wife made its maiden cross-country trip three weeks ago.via jalopnik click for more pics.

Jesus' lil' brother
comedian Michael, Jr. on "Jesus' lil' brother"

via pure church
nadine bells needs to listen all the way through for the film reference

National Geolographic lighlights some amazng limestone towers in Madagascar. Check out the photos & the article.

kite surfing
Jake Scrace had been waiting for a day with strong winds to attempt a jump over the Worthing Pier in England. When the gusts hit 40mph, he attempted the jump—and made it. He says it should not be attempted by amatuers—really?

via holy kaw

plastic boat
Not all plastics are created equal — and to prove it, a rakish banking heir and a team of young adventurers have built a huge ship out of plastic. Called Plastiki, the 60-foot catamaran’s hull is made of a newly developed plastic that’s easier to recycle than the standard man-made stuff. The boat, as well as the voyage it will eventually undertake across the Pacific, is the conceptual child of David de Rothschild, who toes the line between eco-playboy and serious environmentalist
via wired.

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