Sunday, May 28, 2006

Help Describe Planet Earth

Top Men always want to leave their mark. Wohba! WikiMapia is all about leaving your mark! You too can contribute to a project that is trying to "descibe the whole planet Earth."

Be prepared to waste some quality time - it's a big world and the project is just starting.

Previous related Wohba links:
Weather Power

Friday, May 26, 2006

Villainous Youth Repellent

This sound is amazing. If you're over 30 you'll hear some street noise. If you're under 25 you'll hear an obnoxious squeal. If you're in between, or abnormal, then who knows what you'll hear.

Seems it's used by grown-ups in the UK for repelling teens from certain areas, and by teens as a ringtone only they can hear.

(Here's an alternative link to the sound)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Google Maps Satellite

Here is a nice Google Maps hack that shows satellite position in real time. Not very useful, but amazing none-the-less.

Previous related Wohba links:
Space Station Sightings
Ring of Power

The Illusion of Color

Top Men love optical illusions. Here is a simple (but amazing) one we haven't seen before.

UPDATE (6/7): Here is another one by Mr. Sadowski.

Previous related Wohba links:
Follow Me
Moving Illusions
Grand Illusion

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Salt Patterns

Take a big speaker, a tone generator, a piece of black poster board, and a carton of salt. Mix. Very amazing video

Previous related Wohba links:
Wonder of Corn
Magnetic Liquid Weirdness

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Flying Around Thunderstorms

This is claimed to be FAA time-lapse video of FedEx air traffic flying into Memphis during some severe weather. Not sure if it's real but it's fun to watch.

Thanks Brice
Previous related Wohba links:
Even More Crowed Skies
Crowded Skies

Monday, May 08, 2006

View to a Ruin

Space Imaging has an interesting collection of satellite views of ancient ruins from around the world. Explore. Enjoy.

Previous related Wohba links:
Powers of Ten
Google Ogle

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Huygens Descent - Masterpiece Edition

NASA released today an amazing video that documents the Huygens probe descent to the surface of Titan with striking clarity. Somebody (University of Arizona?) has got a lot of time and computer power to work with. There are a couple of version, both are worth watching...

Descent Movie Way-Big Size (91 meg)
Descent Movie Small With Narration (16 meg)
Descent Movie Small No Sound (10 meg)

Descent "Bells and Whistles" Movie Small With Sound (11 meg)

Descent Image Sequence Poster Way-Big Size (5.5 meg)
Descent Image Sequence Poster Small

Previous related Wohba links:
Another Titan Pass
Titan TV

Mount St. Helens' Fin

Mt. St. Helens has been growing a huge fin for the last few months. It's now about 300 feet (100 meters) high, growing at several feet a day. Very strange looking slab. Top Men have provided images and video...

Helecopter Next to Slab Photo Large Small
Closeup of Fin Photo Large Small

Slab Growth Movie Movie (QuickTime)

Previous related Wohba links:
Mountain Building
St. Helens' Fire
How to Grow a Mountain