Greenhouse Restaurant

De Kas is a large restaurant and nursery located in a former greenhouse on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Back in 1926 the greenhouse was built to house Amsterdam’s municipal nurseries. All of the plants and flowers used for Amsterdam’s municipal plantings were grown on these grounds and in greenhouse. Over the decades, the nurseries were shut down and the buildings and greenhouse became dilapidated. About 10 years ago the greenhouse was scheduled for demolition, but chef Gert Jan Hageman saw the building and decided it would be perfect for a restaurant and vegetable garden. Hageman approached the city with the proposal and ended up buying it for just 1 Euro, which he renovated it completely into the restaurant it is today.” w/ photos

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Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme

“Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame… These flying quadrotors are completely autonomous, meaning humans are not controlling them; rather they are controlled by a computer programed with instructions to play the instruments.” — UnivPennsylvania

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Dolphin Stampede

“I’ve spend time on research vessels and I can tell you that dolphins have no trouble avoiding the boats. In fact usually they seek the boats out so that they can bow-ride like this.” — aspect57

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World Record Paper Airplane Throw

“Joe Ayoob throws a John Collins design, officially breaking the world record by 19 feet, 6 inches. The new world record, once verified by Guinness, will be 226 feet, 10 inches.”

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The Climbing Unimog

“The Unimog has been made since shortly after WWII in various models with a couple models (I think) still in production. It’s used primarily as a true utility vehicle for bad off road conditions and not as an SUV. Companies and some militaries use the vehicle. They’ll pretty much go anywhere but don’t expect them to carry the loads of a traditional truck or get there very fast. The vehicle line has been very popular in the EU and SA but there’s almost none in the US unfortunately.” — Loafy23

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