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Hoverbikes exist and you can buy a prototype if you want to!

A hoverbike is a transport vehicle that can be found in works of fiction such as star wars, star trek, back to the future (all great movies by the way), etc.

It is used for personal transportation in the same way a modern bike is employed. One is expected to steer it like a normal vehicle, the only difference is the flying effect!

It is capable of flying and elevates itself some distance from the ground through some repulsion technology! A similar real-world device is the hovercraft, which elevates itself above a water or level hard surface using a cushion of air retained by a flexible skirt.

There is a hoverbike currently in the prototype phase. It was built by New Zealand engineer Christopher Malloy as a personal project. You can buy a prototype from him at the source. Make sure you check his page and all the amazing pictures of the hoverbike prototype!


29,000 rubber ducks lost at sea have revolutionized our knowledge of oceans!

The international shipping business keeps it's cargo issues on the down low. So, it is hard to know how many shipping accidents there actually are. The problem is, that we know it happens, and all too often.

There are stories of boxes of plastic bags for dry cleaning falling off ships and endangering the marine wildlife and other cargo simply sinking to the bottom of the ocean and sitting there to rot and hurt the marine wildlife from the bottom. Cargo full of cigarettes have also fallen into the ocean, burst open, and the marine life ingesting the butts sometimes killing them.

In 1992, a cargo dump unexpectedly revolutionized our understanding of ocean science. Some of the 29,000 rubber ducks, frogs, turtles and beavers fell into the ocean on their way from China to the U.S. The rubber ducks washed up on shore all around the world.

They found that it took three years for the ocean waters to make a full circuit around the world. Some of the ducks were found in the Arctic Circle, Hawaii, Alaska, Newfoundland, and even Scotland. By finding the rubber ducks and the time frame it took for them to wash ashore in the different areas, scientists were able to figure out the circulatory rate of the ocean and other oceanic information.


Meditation has scientifically proven health benefits!

Meditation has long been used in many religions and exercise routines. Studies have some interesting things to reveal about meditation scientifically. Meditation has neurological benefits that in turn produce physiological benefits. It helps to reduce stress and it interestingly helps increase forgiveness.

It in turn helps preserve a positive attitude. It lowers blood pressure, depression, headaches, and general pain. Those who practice meditation also saw an increase in mental cognition, state of awareness, and observation. Respondents also said they felt more non-judgmental after partaking in meditation.

It can also help in chronic inflammation like in asthma and arthritis. To date over 1,000 publications have been published on meditation.


The actress that plays Sansa adopted her direwolf in real life!

Sophie Turner is a bit new to the acting scene. The English actress has made a name for herself on Game of Throne as Sansa Stark. She even got herself a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series.

She only tried out for the role after her drama teacher pushed her to do it and to stand out she dyed her blonde hair auburn. After the first season of Game of Thrones was finished shooting, Sophie's family adopted her onscreen direwolf Lady.

She decided to adopt Zunni and bond with her. By the way, a direwolf is just a wolf dog really. Since Game of Thrones, the 17 year old Sophie has been in two films; both in 2013- Panda Eyes and The Thirteenth Tale, which is still in filming. Since she's started acting in 2011, she's been pretty busy with several major projects.


There is a spacecraft that sends us pictures of what space is really like outside our solar system!

The Voyager 1 spacecraft is a 722 kg space probe launched by NASA on September of 1977, to study the other Solar System and interstellar medium.

It has been operating for over 35 years; the spacecraft receives routine commands and transmits data back to Earth. It is currently traveling in a previously unknown region of space. It is still unclear whether this region is part of interstellar or an area within the Solar System.

However, the Voyager 1 is close to entering inter-stellar space! This means it will exit the field of the sun’s effects and showing us what space is really like outside our solar system.

The radio communication system of Voyager 1 was designed to be used up to and beyond the limits of the Solar System during the extremely long flight!The whole spacecraft is designed with awesome technology, technology that is still used in present time. Hopefully Voyager 1 will help us answer some of the biggest questions we have about our universe!



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