Hello everybody. Yes, we know why you are here at The Maxes. You want to see something you’ve never seen before.
Something that you’ll see for the first time in your life. You want to be surprised.
Learn something new, maybe even something absurd about nature, life, science, wonder, inspiration or something that makes you feel OMG in the world around you.
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get it off.
Remember Harry Potter and his awesome invisibility cloak? Sure you dream of having one when you even have some ideas on how to use this marvelous device.
Alas, we muggles don’t really have magic in our world, what we do have though is science!
Sciences can create an invisibility cloak. The company hyper stealth has developed a special transparent material that allows you to hide the objects behind it. We should clarify something right now though, this company specializes in the creation of camouflage so this new technology was invented for the military.
The material is based on these Snell’s Law and the peculiarities of lenticular lenses in short the material refract the light so that you can only see the objects that are very close or very far away
But if you stand at a certain distance it really seems as if, you’ve vanished.
Cars in Disguise
Of course, new cars are thoroughly tested before they go into the market but usually, it happens on closed routes or in some oratories away from prying eyes.
So that no one else sees the novelty too soon otherwise it will be an unpleasant spoiler for everyone.
Just imagine your builds a car tests revealed some problems and everyone finds out about them.
It’s a commercial disaster but it turns out that new cars are actually being tested right on the public roads before being sent to the showrooms.
And they put a special camouflage on the vehicle to make it impossible to know the model. Strange view, best but it works.
Some cetaceans use nets to catch prey. No not the fishing nets that they steal from people. These are bubble nets used by humpback whales.
It’s brilliant in its own way you know. They dive under the flocks of fish and start spiraling upwards exhaling air bubbles surrounded by a thick wall of thousands of bubbles.
The fish gather in a pack and gradually swim up to the surface or descent, they just can’t get out and just keep moving.
Meanwhile, on the surface, there’s usually a second hungry whale waiting for its prey.
Sometimes whales catch fish from below the net they swim up to open their mouths and simply swallow their prey along with the bubbles.
It’s quite uncommon to capture this amazing way of hunting, so these shots are really unique.
According to scientists what’s most striking is that animals learn to bubble hunts, not all humpback whales hunt in this way and even those who know how can use different methods probably depending on their mood.
Skating on Thin Ice
Skating or at least standing on thin ice is a very dangerous idea, at any second the ice could crack and the person could fall into the water and probably never get out
However, skating on thin black ice is what Marten Ajne a man from Sweden loves the most.
The ice is usually no more than five centimeters thick and you need to calculate the exact thickness of the ice to get their boots.
Marten is both an athlete and a scientist, besides he’s been skating for years so he knows exactly what he’s doing is even written several books including a whole manual on ice physics.
People say it’s really interesting for anyone who’s even a little interested in ice so Marten’s a real professional.
It is no wonder that the sounds from the water under his feet feel so ethereal and fascinating.
It’s like there’s a spacecraft nearby because it’s just impossible for ordinary eyes to sing like that and of course we don’t recommend up to try it. After all, skating on thin ices well like walking on thin ice.
Windmills! What do you imagine when you hear this word? Probably a field, maybe full of tulips or something like that?
Meanwhile, the first windmills in the world were invented in Persia around the fifth century AD. The idea gained popularity through the Middle East and Asia and then extended to Europe
The most ancient windmills have long been destroyed though only in Iran can you find a working windmill created somewhere between the 7th and 10th centuries
The “mills” are located in the city of Nash de-fat 30 kilometers from the border with Afghanistan. The region is prone to strong winds of up to 119 km/h.
There are about two dozen windmills up to 20 meters tall, left here from ancient times. They were built using wood clay and straw. Yes, this doesn’t seem particularly sophisticated now but the construction was excellent for its time
Each of the windmills consists of eight rotating chambers with blades. Under the influence of wind, the blades rotate and activate the main axis and the vibrations move the grains
Despite the strong winds, the energy generated by this would not be enough, for even the tiniest bulb.
But the creators of these mills had no idea about electricity, what they did know was that it was necessary to grind grain and the mills were great for that task.
Today there only one person, “Muhammad Sabari” whos monitors the condition of the ancient mills. However, he’s already reached old age and has not yet found a successor.
This is because this type of mill is not effective enough for the modern world and maybe soon these antique devices will stop forever.
Actor Who Played 500 Roles
Does the man in this picture look familiar to you?
You’re struggling, but you can’t remember where you’ve seen him before.
Meet James Hong, a Chinese American actor, voice actor, producer, and director.
You may be familiar to see him from a variety of films series in cartoons, including the Big Bang Theory, Kung Fu Panda, Jackie Chan adventures, Mulan, agents of SHIELD and though it’s just a little part of the list because the actor’s filmography is more than impressive.
Today’s he’s played more than 500 roles in films and TV series, including voice-overs.
James Hong keeps working despite the fact that in February he celebrated his 90th birthday. Just imagine, Hong was once just a road engineer and studied civil construction at the University of Minnesota.
One day he realized that he was much more interested in acting, he left his career and was not mistaken. As any star of his caliber should homeless in Hollywood with his wife, and seems to be completely satisfied with his work.
Every time you think there’s something new on our planets, it does surprising.
All of these amazing examples are “Tsingy De Bemaraha”, a stone forest located off the west coast of the island of Madagascar.
This Nature Reserve was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990. Thanks to his unique geography preserved mangroves in the population of wild birds and lemurs.
But, of course, it’s most famous for its Stone Trees.
These are strange mineral formations that resemble huge limestone teeth. By the way, the name of this reserve means a place where one cannot walk barefoot.
And this is true not only will you not walk here without shoes but it’s also quite difficult to move around, except on tiptoes.
The dark great cast rocks and yellow limestone cliffs that form the famous stone forest appeared under the influence of comedy Roman well not over Knights of course.
For many years water and acid rain have been corroding the surface of limestone formations creating this extraordinary natural beauty.
In some places, the height of the stone needles reaches 50 meters.
In this area, there are also rare species of trees, rare animals and rare birds flying around. It said that the beauty of this place can only be seen from above because there’s not a single piece of flat land in the vast territory of a reserve.
That’s why the stone forest inaccessible to a man still retains its uniqueness.
How come mankind is already making plans to colonize Mars and still doesn’t have any flying cars?
This isn’t how sci-fi writers saw our future but don’t get discouraged beforehand because many inventors are working on it.
Moreover, someone even managed to get their first tests carried out successfully.
This may the German company “Lilium” announced successful flight tests of its five-seat electric air taxi jet.
This is a rather unusual aircraft capable of accelerating to a speed of 300 km/h. The air taxi is equipped with 36 relatively small electric motors, six on each front wing and 12 on each rear wing.
The most important questions are how far you can fly on such a vehicle?
The range of the Lilium jet is 300 kilometers, is it a lot or not depends on what you compare it’s it.
A taxi like this wouldn’t be suitable for international trips, but people don’t usually cross borders by ordinary taxi either.
Otherwise, it seems that the Lilium jet can be a convenient alternative to a regular car and their way to avoid traffic jams.
The air taxi will be put into operation by 2024.