That’s one heck of a snow plow!
Watch as these powerful trains blast their way through massive amounts of snow covered tracks. Mesmerizing!
Replacing the wedge snowplow is a huge rotary snow plow. This essential piece of railroad snow fighting equipment has large circular blades that rotate to cut through the snow on the track ahead of it.
Hopfen what? Well, however you pronounce it, what took place inside of it was a pretty amazing feat! Watch how this bartender prepared 14 Jäegerbombs like a boss!
P.S. – The bar in which this was performed is called Hopfenstangerl. Hop-fen-stan-gerl. Got it?
OMG! Watch this woman try to figure out how to position her car so the gas cap is closest to the pump. It’s head shakingly funny.
Think that was comical? Check out this gal who mistakenly fills up the wrong vehicle.
A Russian Disney World!
Photographer Kristina Makeeva has captured Moscow’s Christmas magic where the celebration of the Orthodox Christmas continued through last week. On January 7th, she photographed Russia’s iconic beauty of Moscow’s Red Square, the Kremlin, and other spectacular light displays.
More of Mekeeva’s beautiful photography on Instagram.
Keeping with the meme of magical theme parks, in China the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual event that takes place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. It is one of the largest festivals of its kind with four theme parks: Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Harbin Ice and Snow World, Songhua River Ice and Snow Harbin Valley, and the Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair. Click here to view a series of 42 breathtaking ice sculpture photos.
Places you’ll never see
Some of the most fascinating sites on earth are places you will never get to see. For example, what appear to be giant golf balls are really the largest electronic monitoring station in the world. And some 75 miles north of San Francisco is a 2,700-acre redwood region called the Bohemian Grove, but you have to be a member to gain entrance. The vault containing the secret formula for Coca Cola, seen in photo below, is an inner sanctum guarded like Fort Knox.
To see other off-limit secret sites, click here.
If he were still alive …
Making the rounds on social media last week was this photo with the caption: “If he were still alive … that little boy in the middle would be 81 years old today.”
Do you recognize who it is? (Answer at the end of this column).
Calling all geeks
Hey all you Apple tech geeks out there! Or anyone on the lookout for phone apps to make life simpler and more interesting! Here are a few to add to your iPhone:
The Rise Alarm Clock. Even though your phone has a built-in alarm clock, this app is beautifully designed and allows you to snooze another few minutes simply by shaking your phone. Price: $1.99
Host a radio show or do a podcast with an app that lets you broadcast high quality audio over 3G, 4G, or WiFi without cables or hardware. Then save your broadcasts or export them to Dropbox, Soundcloud, and others. (iOS) Price: Free
This app allows you to add beautiful text to your photographs with stylish and elegant typography. (iOS) Price: $3.99
Old Rockers never die, they just rock on!
Singing a cover of The Who’s “My Generation,” the Zimmers, a silver-haired rock band features a 90-year-old lead singer and back-up singers with a combined age of more than 3,000 years! This recording session was filmed in 2007 in the Beatles’ studio at Abbey Road.
Some interested history: The video went to #1 on YouTube, and media from more than 50 countries requested interviews. Three of the Zimmers were flown to Los Angeles to appear on some of the biggest TV talk shows, one of them alongside one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Do be sure to watch this heartwarming and sweet, three-part special depicting their trip to stardom, and the thrill of meeting Jay Leno and actor George Clooney in this video montage of their appearances and how the band came into being. You’ll see that regardless of age, we’re really never too old to rock.
And this rocker will live on forever in our hearts and memories:
If you guessed that the photo of the birthday boy above is of Elvis Presley, you’re correct! The King of Rock and Roll would have been 81 on January 8th. Flanking him in the photo above are his parents, Gladys and Vernon Presley.