Russia’s top-secret aircraft looks like something from Star Wars!

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VVA-14 was supposed to kill the US nuclear threat in the water.

During the Cold War the United States developed the first ballistic nuclear missil that could be fired from a submarine, UGM-27 Polaris. The weapon was designed for the worst: Nuclear War.

The Russians limitedly began the development of a special aircraft that could destroy submarines with the dreaded Polaris missiles aboard.

The assignment went to designer Robert Ludvigovich Bartini. His solution was inspired by the so-called ground effect vehicle.

Ground effect vehicle is not ordinary aircraft, they are in fact classified as ships. It is similar to an aircraft and can move very rapidly right across the water surface because of what we call the ground effect.

Unique design

Bartinis aircraft should be both, race straight across the water at high speed and over long distances while it was going to take off and fly normally at higher altitudes. Along with aircraft manufacturer Beriev, Robert Bartini hatched out a machine that looks as if it is taken straight out of Star Wars.

Bartini and his comrades initiated extensive research, and created the test aircraft Be-1 for better understanding and exploiting the ground effect. 4. September 1972 they could  popp the champagne corks, the first prototype of VVA-14 prototype completed its first flight.

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Then it went downhill.

After two years of further development of VVA-14 Beriev and Bartini installed inflatable floats on the plane. They created so much problems that they were replaced with fixed piping. Then started the actual tests on water.

But when Bartini abruptly died in 1974, it meant the hook on the door for the unusual VVA-14. Developments stopes and, after 107 flights were completed the project.

The only full copy of the “aircraft boat”, VVA-14 number 19172, was handed over to the Civil Aviation Museum in the Soviet Union in 1987.

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The Caspian Monster

Although a project was discontinued, did not mean that the Russian war machine torpedoed the idea around ground effect vehicle. On the contrary.
Parallel to Bartini Beriev VVA-14 USSR developed another concept vessel, which since then has been nicknamed “the Caspian monster”.

It was designed by Rostislav Alexeyev. With a wingspan of almost 40 meters and a length of over 90 meters, it was the largest the aircraft in the world.

It was actually the CIA that named the aircraft the  “Caspian Monster”. Spy photos of the aircraft being tested in the Caspian showed letters KM on the fuselage, as CIA “translated” to “Kaspian Monster”. In reality it stood for “Korabl maket” – which is Russian for “prototype ship.”

The real monster

The Caspian monster was never put into operation, but designer Rostislav Alexeyev other projects did.

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MD-160 is the only ground effect vehicle Lun class that exists. It was used in the service of the Soviet Union and Russia from 1987 to late into the 1990s.

Lun has cruise speed of 550 km / h and is designed for anti-surface warfare, naval warfare thus concentrating on defeating  ships on the sea surface. For the Job Lun is equipped with P-270 Moskit missiles.

Ground effect vehicle is no longer in use and is in a port in marine warehouse in kaspiysk.

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Despite limited distribution, Russian aircraft manufacturers still believe in ground effect vehicle. In 2015  Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau showed two concept of a new aircraft type, called A-050. According to the aircraft manufacturer the aircraft will be ideal for coast guard and rescue services.

A farmer saw a hole in the rock wall – But The Inside Has Astounded The Whole World

This shows just how incredibly beautiful nature really is.

 

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places  on the planet. It was first discovered by a local farmer in 1991, but it would take 18 years before scientists were able to make their way into the cave and see what was hiding there.

What a sight it must have been!

Son Doong Cave is not only the world’s largest cave, it is its own little world. Under the roof there is space to a 40-story skyscraper. The cave include a jungle, a river and an abundance of wildlife.

The researchers estimate that the cave is about five million years old. The largest room in Son Doong is more than five kilometers long and stretches 200 meters into the air.

 

 

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The 16 best Dog costumes From The NYC Halloween Parade

Halloween is made for our four legged friends

1. There were Pom Frites…

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2. …Marty from Back to the Future

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3. …and a family no one could find.

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4. Pablo Escobark made an appearance.

 

5. As did the Simpsons.

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6. The Pope made sure to bless the ceremony…

 

7. …and Thing 1 and Thing 2 were nothin’ but trouble.

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8. A very sneaky piano asking for someone to play it

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9. A big ol’ dog rescue rolled around.

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10. Chewbacca rode in on a sweet, sweet Millennium Falcon.

12. A committed smurf.

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14. Frida remained chill.

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15. Ms. Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Gala looked fabulous!

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16. Some chill dude.

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With one is your favourite?

6 OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE BEERS IN THE WORLD!

It`s easy to get lost in the waste sea of beers these days, everyday there is a new edition from one of the thousands of microbreweries being put on the store shelfs.

Almost every brewery these days issues a special-edition batch that fetches a serious premium. Just how expensive can these brews get? These six wallet busters shows us that beer can be really, really expensive!

1. SAMUEL ADAMS UTOPIA

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Country of origin: United States

Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 28%

Price: $150 for 750 ml ($ .20 per ml)

To create Utopias, the brewers at Sam Adams used traditional brewing ingredients including all four types of Noble hops, which add a slightly earthy, herbal taste. The spiciness of the hops really comes alive. In fact, Utopias MMII has even been described by some as almost “fiery” — a fitting description for the strongest beer in history. Beyond the special brand of hops, Utopias features ingredients that truly set it apart from other varieties of beer. Utopias MMII contains caramel and Vienna malts for its rich amber color and several different types of yeast including a variety found in champagne. $150 a bottle and it’s limited to 3000 bottles, which look like copper brew kettles.

2. BREWDOG’S SINK THE BISMARCK!

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Country of origin: Scotland

Style: Quadruple IPA

ABV: 41%

Price: $80 for 375 ml ($ .21 per ml)

Sink the Bismarck is a quadruple IPA that contains four times the hops, four times the bitterness and frozen four times to create at a staggering 41% ABV.

This is IPA amplified, the most evocative style of the craft beer resistance with the volume cranked off the scale. Kettle hopped, dry hopped then freeze hopped for a deep fruit, resinous and spicy aroma. A full out attack on your taste-buds ensues as the incredibly smooth liquid delivers  a crescendo of malt, sweet honey, hop oils and a torpedo of hop bitterness which lasts and lasts.

3. SCHORSCHBRÄU’S SCHORSCHBOCK 57 

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Country of origin: Germany

Style: Eisbock

ABV: 57.50%

Price: $275 / 330 ml ($ .83 per ml)

Released in 2011, Schorschbock 57 claims to be the strongest beer in the world. According to Master brewer Georg Tscheuschner, a higher proof beer would violate Germany’s 500-year-old Beer Purity Law. Schorschbräu only made 36 bottles, and each carries a price tag of €200. Tasters say the 115 proof bock is smoky and nutty, with hints of raisins and, obviously, alcohol. The folks at ratebeer.com gave it a paltry 20/100

4. CARLSBERG’S JACOBSEN VINTAGE NO. 1

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Country of origin: Denmark

Style: Barley wine

ABV: 10.5%

Price: $400 / 375 ml ($1.06 per ml)

Only 600 bottles have been brewed and in a very short time the expensive brew has become a hot topic among international beer connoisseurs and journalists alike.

Vintage No.1 has, as the only contemporary beer, been matured in J.C. Jacobsen’s original crypt-like cellar from 1847, for six months in new Swedish and new French oak barrels. “The project started as a wild idea and a wish to create a new type of beer that had never been seen before. During the ageing process in new barrels, lots of chemical processes take place. Not all reactions are known but they taste wonderful”, says Jens Eiken, Head Brewer at Jacobsen.

Each bottle of Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 is labelled with an original hand stilled lithographic print made by the Danish artist Frans Kannik. The prints depict fables of Sif. Sif was married to the Nordic god Thor, who was often used by Carls Jacobsen as a symbol of strength.

5. BREWDOG’S THE END OF HISTORY

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Country of origin: Scotland

Style: Blond Belgian Ale

ABV: 55%

Price: $765 / 330 ml ($2.31 per ml)

The End of History: The name derives from the famous work of philosopher Francis Fukuyama, this is to beer what democracy is to history. Fukuyama defined history as the evolution of the political system and traced this through the ages until we got the Western Democratic paradigm. For Fukuyama this was the end point of man’s political evolution and consequently the end of history. The beer is the last high abv beer we are going to brew, the end point of our research into how far the can push the boundaries of extreme brewing, the end of beer.

This blond Belgian ale is infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries. Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its own certificate and is presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel. The striking packaging was created by a very talented taxidermist and all the animals used were road kill. This release is a limited run of 11 bottles, 7 stoats and 4 grey squirrels. Each ones comes with its own certificate of authenticity.

6. NAIL BREWING`S ANTARTIC NAIL ALE

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Country of origin: Australia

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 10%

Price: $1,850 / 500 ml (highest winning bid at auction) ($3.70 per ml)

This limited release beer was created by John Stallwood, the owner of Nail Brewing. Stallwood’s brother-in-law is part of the crew on board a Sea Sheperd ship, and recently visited an iceberg floating in the waters off Antarctica. He collected some of the ice there and flew it back to Tasmania, where it was melted and then passed on to Stallwood to use in the beer. The result was a 30-bottle run of Antarctic Nail Ale. A beer you could feel good about drinking, 100% of the profits from an auction of this refreshing pale ale went to the Sea Shepherds to aid in protecting the world’s marine life.

ALSO CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF THE WORLDS STRONGEST BEERS!

 

Hayden Pannetiere, the sexiest girl on earth?

Hayden Pannetiere is a verry talented young woman, she is an actor, singer, model, activist and one of the worlds biggest sex symbols! And we can understand why!

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The 26 year old is also a well known activist with a special love for the ocean.

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She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC seriesHeroes (2006–10) and Juliette Barnes in theABC musical drama series Nashville (since 2012)

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Panettiere dated her Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia from December 2007 to February 2009. Panettiere met heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2009 at the book launch party for mutual acquaintance Diana Jenkins’ Room 23 (both appeared in the book), and they soon began dating. Panettiere was ringside for Klitschko’s knockout victory over Samuel Peter on September 11, 2010. In May 2011, Panettiere announced that she and Klitschko had broken up amicably after two years together. Both cited the long-distance nature of their relationship as the reason, and said they would remain close friends. Panettiere subsequently dated NFL player Scotty McKnight from June 2011 to December 2012. Panettiere confirmed reports that she and Klitschko had resumed their romantic relationship in an April 2013 interview. In October 2013, she announced her engagement to Klitschko, which had been rumored since the summer. On December 9, 2014, Panettiere gave birth to their daughter, Kaya Evdokia Klitschko. (So she’s a MILF)

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In November 2007, she was awarded the “Compassion in Action Award” from the animal rights group PETA for her efforts to stop the dolphin hunt in Japan.

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In September 2008, Panettiere launched her own line of calfskin leather bags for the company Dooney & Bourke.

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This must be the most sexy and awesome girl on earth! Her body, her smile and her compasion for wildlife and other human beeings is just fantastic! What do you think about her? The best out ther? Hold my beer! I have to go fight klitschko!!

9 Sexy Instagram Users you should follow

Instagram-hot-usersInstagram can be used for so much! And something we like to do is to look at beauty, real beauty! 

Here are some Instagram users you should follow!

Instagram user HannahPolites

Instagram user AnastasiaAshley

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Instagram user Cindy Prado

 

Instagram user Kyra Santoroxx

Instagram user Pamela_rf

Instagram user Gabriella Lenzi

Instagram user Charlotte Mckinney

Instagram user Natasha Okley

Instagram user Hannah Stocking

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The sexiest Celeb Butts!

Jen Sellter, self made booty celeb! Wow!

J-LO. She never seems to age??
J-LO. She never seems to age??
And ofc. Nicki Minaj! The Booty queen.
And ofc. Nicki Minaj! The Booty queen.
No list without Ms. Amber Rose!
No list without Ms. Amber Rose!
One of my favorite, the auzzy Iggy Azeala.
One of my favorite, the auzzy Iggy Azeala.
Sofia Vergara still rocking that bikini!
Sofia Vergara still rocking that bikini!

 

Coco Austin loves the attention, and we will continue give it to her!
Coco Austin loves the attention, and we will continue giving it to her!
Christina Hendricks! The curviest celeb!
Christina Hendricks! The curviest celeb!
Shakira! Her hipps really dont lie..
Shakira! Her hipps really dont lie..
Well hello there Jessica Biel.
Well hello there Jessica Biel.
Another beutifull Jessica! Jessica Alba
Another beutifull Jessica! Jessica Alba
And ofc. The badest of the badest, Rihanna!
And ofc. The badest of the badest, Rihanna!

And before you guy’s start asking about the Kardashians, we are so sick and tired of the Kardashians. Yes Kim got a delishes behind, but still. You will never see anything about the kardashians on this page.

 

 

Fake service rep trolls customers of resturants

Sometimes trolling can be a mean way of targeting one specific person. And sometimes i can be quite amusing.

Being a customer service representative for a corporate brand has to be tiresome. After seeing the massive amount of ridiculous complaints on Facebook, Ben Palmer and Nick Price to set up the site WeHopeThatHelps where tackle the problem in their own way!

In short, these customer service reps are tired of your shit.

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Awesome yacht cinemas that makes you wish you were rich!

You know when you have like a lot of money and all your friends has this awesome home theater?

Well, maybe you don’t but if you do here are some awesome ideas to what to do on your massive yacht!

These superyacht outdoor cinemas think outside the box, literally getting outside and putting the yachts’ exterior design elements to good use for movie viewing Project X.

Outdoor yacht cinemas

 

Maltese Falcon

 

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This 88 meter long sailboat boasts the largest most insane outdoor movie screen on the water.
How? Films are projected on too the sails. This amazing outdoor cinema beats most indoor theatres by a longshot!

Solemar

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On this 61 and a half meter yacht you can enjoy a screening of the new film you are staring in together with 12 of your friends and family and if you want some of the crew working on the boat( or you can have them cook up some awesome snacks. While crusing the seas at about 15 knots! The screen well it’s 3 meter wide.

Turquoise

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With a large plasma screen that can be lowered from the aft deck you can get a feeling like no else. Cozy up on the couch in front of the big screen and enjoy a movie with your loved one.
For just under 29.000.000 Euros this cozy theater can be yours!

 

Belle Aimee

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Gather the family and watch The pirates of the Caribbean on the top deck while munching on some snack from the table that one of the 12 crew members have arranged. All that while cruising the Caribbean

Cyan

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Another yacht with an impressive drop-down screen, a state-of-the-art entertainment system and an extensive on board movie library.  The yacht is 48 meters witch gives you enough space for all your closest 30 friends.

Tiara

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In a  open-air Bedouin tent on this amazing 54 meter sailboat you have a massive drop down screen. A large retractable TV screen and cushions make this maybe the most comfortable of them all. Try not to fall asleep in this comfortable lounge, or do!
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