A UFO Spotted In This Video Might Explain Last Week's SpaceX Rocket Explosion

A UFO Spotted In This Video Might Explain Last Week’s SpaceX Rocket Explosion

Last week, the world was shocked when a rocket from Elon Musk’s famed private space flight company SpaceX exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral during a test. The explosion (which was technically a fast-moving fire, according to Musk) also destroyed the rocket’s most precious cargo, Facebook’s first satellite. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the exact cause of the explosion is still being investigated, hawk-eyed conspiracy theorists have quite a novel explanation. They think it was the work of a UFO. Over the weekend, while reviewing footage of the explosion, a strange object was seen hovering near the rocket. YouTube / UFOvni2012 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The object makes an appearance just before the explosion begins and cannot be seen afterward. YouTube / UFOvni2012 While a strange speck on the film is by no means definitive proof, it’s enough to make you suspect extraterrestrial foul play, isn’t it? YouTube […]

How They Got Rid Of This Beached Whale Is Insane...And Really, Really Gross

How They Got Rid Of This Beached Whale Is Insane…And Really, Really Gross

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); A beached whale is a tragic sight. A dead beached whale is not just a tragic sight, but it’s also a public health hazard. These massive creatures, while they are majestic in life, leave behind rather large corpses. When those large corpses end up on beaches, the stench can be pretty deadly. Towns and cities have developed different ways of dealing with whale bodies, but the town of Florence, Oregon, might have the most unique approach. When a whale carcass washed ashore back in 1970, officials had no intention of trying to move it. Instead, they rigged it with explosives and pulled the trigger. There is nothing quite like the sight of an exploding whale corpse. (via Discovery Channel) So. Freaking. Gross. I guess that’s a very efficient way to deal with what is essentially a large hunk of rotting meat, but I can’t imagine that’s […]

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

If you’re making a list of the worst things that could happen during a flight, a hole being blown in the side of the airplane probably tops it. While it’s an unlikely scenario, this is exactly what happened on a flight that was leaving Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu. Shortly after liftoff, an explosion of unknown origin tore a hole in the side of the plane near the fuselage. Getty Images Luckily, the plane was at a low enough altitude (about 10,000 feet) to make an emergency landing. Getty Images Initial news stories reported that at least one person was killed in the explosion, and two more were seriously injured. An official count of casualties, however, has still not been released by authorities. Getty Images var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb95ff65ec9”, auid: “537251602” }); What we do know is that the majority of the passengers escaped with […]

These 15 GIFs Prove Science Is More Amazing Than Fiction

These 15 GIFs Prove Science Is More Amazing Than Fiction

Warning: Don’t try some of these things at home. 1. This is what happens when you cut a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on a surface that doesn’t get wet. View this image › Arizona State University/Sploid / Via journals.plos.org 2. This is the view from the Soyuz capsule, the spacecraft that takes astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere. View this image › NASA / Via youtube.com 3. This is what vibrating guitar strings look like up close (captured using a rolling shutter effect). View this image › Andy Nicolai / Via youtube.com 4. This is how Astronaut Koichi Wakata rides a flying carpet in space. View this image › AFP News / Via youtube.com 5. This is what happens when you light a CD and blow on it. View this image › Science Videos / Via youtube.com 6. This is […]