Incredible Crash in the British GT Oulton Park

The British GT4 Championship driver Hunter Abbott not only emerged alive from the tangled wreckage after crashing at 100mph but did not even break a single bone. 10 minutes into the first race of the season when he left the track at 100 miles per hour trying to negotiate The Cascades, an S-bend on the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire.

The crash happened in dry conditions, shortly after the start of the hour-long race, the first of the British GT Championship season.

His Ginetta G50 smashed through a crash barrier, went airborne, thudded into the ground, rolled about three times, landed on its roof and burst into flames. Then the driver walked out alive and well enough to assist the stewards in putting out the flames around his racing suit.

The race was temporarily halted as Abbott, in his mid-twenties, was helped into an ambulance. His car, thought to be brand new and worth more than £50,000, was destroyed.


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posted by Ammie @ 7:37 AM, ,

Chimp Mom For Two White Tiger Cubs

When two white tiger cubs were born during a hurricane they had to be separated from their mother after their sanctuary flooded.
However they have since found an unlikely surrogate mother in chimpanzee Anjana, who has taken on the role of caring for the cubs.
These adorable images will melt even the most cynical of hearts.
The two-year-old chimp has been helping keeper China York care for the 21-day-old cubs at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) in South Carolina.

'Mitra and Shiva, were born during Hurricane Hannah,' said Dr Bhagavan, founder of TIGERS. "During that time everything flooded in the sanctuary and they had to be moved into the house as their mother became stressed.

'It was important for their safety that they were separated.'

Placed into the care of infant animal care giver China and her chimpanzee companion, Anjna, the cubs have become almost inseparable from their new motherly figures.

This has also resulted in Anjana copying China's caring behaviour.

'She has raised leopards, lions, orangutans,' said Dr Bhagavan. 'Monkey see as monkey do, and she has taken on this copycat personality and helps China raise the animals.

'She has just finished raising four lions and they were inseparable. She is a great assistant.'

The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species is a wildlife education organisation, dedicated to promoting global conservation with informative, educational and entertaining interactive programs.


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posted by Ammie @ 12:08 AM, ,

Willard Wigen - Microscopic Art

Willard is a resident of
Birmingham, England.
The show is in Manchester.
He has a learning disability (Dyslexia),
but has talented hands.
He makes the sculptures out of
dust particles, sugar crystals, etc.
Works only around midnight,
and can only do some of the work
between heartbeats.

The Statue of Liberty in the eye of a needle

In two hands
Elvis on a pin head

Boxing ring next to a match head

Girl with balloon is standing on an eyelash glued to the top of a needle.
Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs in the eye of a needle (Note the wicked witch on top)

Visitors view exhibits through a microscope
The Thinker on the head of a pin

Peter Pan & Tinkerbell etc. on a small fishhook
The royal court in the eye of a needle


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posted by Ammie @ 3:32 AM, ,

The Only 7 Star Hotel In The World

The ONLY 7 Star Hotel in the world.....
This hotel is in Dubai which is in the United Arab Emirates.
- it's $75 U.S. just to get in the gate to look at this place!!!!
- the cost of it, is estimated at over 80 million U.S.
- the hotel opened this June 2003 for tourists


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posted by Ammie @ 8:58 PM, ,

Spaceship "force field" could protect astronauts on trip to Mars

While there's certainly no shortage of folks working on sending robots to Mars, there's also thankfully a few researchers focusing on making the trip a bit more bearable (and survivable) for us humans, and a group from a consortium of different institutions now say they've made some real progress on that front. Their idea is to use a portable "mini-magnetosphere," which would protect a spacecraft from harmful solar storms and cosmic rays in much the same way the Earth's magnetosphere naturally protects the planet. That is actually an idea that has been around for decades, and was shown last year to be at least theoretically possible, but it has only now been taken beyond the realm of computer simulations. That was apparently possible thanks to the use of an unspecified "apparatus originally built to work on fusion," which allowed researchers to recreate "a tiny piece of the Solar Wind" and confirm that a small "hole" in the wind would indeed be all that would d be necessary to keep astronauts safe. Of course, the leap from the lab to an actual spacecraft is another matter entirely, but the researchers seem to think that there's quite a bit of promise in the idea.
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posted by Ammie @ 11:50 PM, ,