This flight capable scale model of an Airbus A380-800 aircraft is impressive to say the least. At 4.8 metres in length, with a wingspan of 5.3 metres, weighing some 70 kilograms, and powered by actual jet engines, it could easily be mistaken for the genuine article if observed at a distance.
Watch it taxi and take off like any other commercial jet airliner, but marvel at that landing… that remote controlled landing.
At an average rate of eight or nine cubic feet of earth moved each year, the process has been absolutely glacial. But what do you expect when every morning he drives his little excavator on its transport truck down to the basement, unloads it, and then uses it to dig out the basement walls.
A left-of-field remedy for both the Monday blues, and priming your mind for the work day ahead… look at photos of nude, or scantily clad, models. Seriously. Researchers at Finland’s University of Tampere and Aalto University stumbled upon the gender unspecific method of boosting brain function during a recent study into, presumably, workplace productivity.
Professor Jari Hietanen noted that the more undressed the models were, the quicker the gray matter in the brain sprung into action. The brain worked faster and more efficiently to process the nude bodies and was increasingly slower to function the more clothes the models wore.
It certainly gives new meaning to the term morning heart-starter. But better than coffee for achieving the same thing? The jury’s out on that one. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.