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Wunderland Theme Park

Wunderland near Kalkar, Germany, cleverly combines a never-been-used multi-million-pound reactor with classic fair rides, including a merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, carousel and log flume.A swing ride has even been fitted inside the old cooling tower, while a 130ft-high climbing wall features on the outside.

When it was originally built in 1972 the construction – dubbed the SNR-300 – was destined to be the world’s most technologically advanced nuclear power plant and Germany’s first fast breeder nuclear reactor.But 12 years and more than £3 million later, the project was eventually cancelled after a series of public protests and nuclear disasters elsewhere, including Chernobyl.

By 1996 there were a few hotel rooms on the site, which gradually expanded to several hundred – as well as bars and restaurants.Since 2002, the park has seen the addition of more than 40 rides and a museum as well as a miniature golf course and tennis courts.

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If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Infographic is a great laugh! Since the rise of the Interweb, the variety of Internet browsers that have become available offer something different for every computer and owner’s taste. From Netscape to Internet Explorer (all hundred versions of it), to Firefox and Google Chrome, the browsers of the moment each top the one before in speed, design and accessibility.


500 People in 100 Seconds

Here’s an excellent video from Eran Amir that features 500 people holding 1500 photographs in a mere 110 second clip.

What’s interesting about this film is that it’s a stop-motion video within a stop-motion video.

 


Tom Cruise – Red Bull F1

Tom Cruise, producer and star of “Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol”, which comes out in theaters on December 21, tested the Formula 1 Red Bull Racing in Southern California, having David Coulthard as instructor.

Cruise, a fan of motorsport, who has driven many racing cars over the years, but never a Formula 1 car, reached a top speed of 291 km / h, with only 4 km less than the maximum speed reached by Coulthard, after driving a 850-horsepower car around the 4 km  circuit at Willow Springs, in Rosamond,California.

“Tom really knows his way. I was surprised that he learned so fast and he really is a perfect driver, ” said Coulthard.” His reactions were incredible, considering how complicated it is to drive aFormula 1 car. He’s a driving his car to the limit in daily life. Today was not monotonous. Tom really impressed me. ”

 


Celebrity Caricatures

Focus on the work of the artist Stanley Chow based in Manchester. Portraits and caricatures of many celebrities and personalities such as Muhammad Ali, ClarkKent, Messi, Dexter or Natalie Portman. Hover over the pics for names

-Full Gallery inside->


Where’s Wall-e?

Richard Sargent  created this robot-laden illustration, filled with bots from R2-D2 to Rosie the Robot to Bender to Woody Allen in Sleeper.


Hula Hoop World Record

These incredible pictures show 2,496 gathering in Taiwan today to smash the world record for mass hula hooping.

The huge crowd managed to spin their plastic rings simultaneously for an impressive three minutes twirling their way into the record books. The previous record of 2,290 people, which had stood since 2000, had been set in the nearby town of Kaohsiung.The event, organised by a local health food company, was held to celebrate the Republic of China’s centennial and to inspire people to get more exercise