Official "Interesting pictures" thread - Part Three

saor

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Super stability in rough seas:

When flipped, most of the ballast for the platform is provided by water at depths below the influence of surface waves, hence FLIP is stable and mostly immune to wave action similar to a spar buoy. At the end of a mission, compressed air is pumped into the ballast tanks in the flooded section and the platform, which has no propulsion, returns to its horizontal position so it can be towed to a new location.[7] The platform is frequently mistaken for a capsized ocean transport ship.
https://www.cnet.com/news/bizarre-flipping-research-ship-turns-50/
 

MrJacques

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14 elephants broke into a village in Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kg of corn wine and got so drunk that they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden

* edit: seems it may not be true or embellished. I know elephants sometimes get drunk on Marula fruits. Still a nice pic though.

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The_Librarian

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This is oh so awesome.

I see Maximilian and BOB from The Black Hole...

Isn't that Event Horizon you can see in the window above?

A Gremlin, EVE from Wall-E (where's Wall-E by the way?).... it is total overload!!!

Spied Jabba the Hutt as well.
 
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