Weird Universe


Formula One With Snow Chains

A Formula One car going down a ski slope, something you don't see everyday. The car was airlifted to the top of the course and fitted with chains on the tires for the trip. The Formula One Rookie of the Year drove and 3,500 people watched. Apparently a good time was had by all.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Jan 17, 2016 | Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Seasonal, Cars

Tracked Motorcycles for Snow


Now that's a damn snowmobile!

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 11, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Seasonal, Motorcycles

The Snowmobile Song

It's the start of that glorious season when snowmobilers intersect barbed wire, plunge off cliffs, and crack thin ice over bottomless lakes.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 09, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Music, Seasonal

Weird Snowmen

Evil snowmen is a horror trope that had never occurred to me. But I'm sure it's in one Stephen King novel or another already.

Anthropomorphic icicles is another notion I was blissfully unfamiliar with. Can they really run far enough and fast enough to the north to escape Spring?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 28, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Destruction, Evil, Seasonal, Cartoons, 1930's, 1960's, Fictional Monsters

Japan on Ice

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 07, 2011 | Comments (1)
Category: Art, Seasonal, Asia

Play in the Snow

It's still winter, folks!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 19, 2010 | Comments (2)
Category: Games, Seasonal, Children, Documentaries, 1940's, Weather

The World’s Smallest Snowman

The National Physical Laboratory has been around since the early 1900s and is famous for a number of its creations, such as the first working atomic clock. But never let it be said that it's all work and no play in the lab. Just in time for Christmas, the NPL, located in Middlesex, England, has created the world's smallest snowman. The snowman is not visible to the naked eye, being only one-fifth the width of a human hair. It was created with two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The nose is ion beam deposited platinum and the rest of the face was milled using a focused ion beam. All that scientific mumbo-jumbo aside, this tiny snowman is adorable!
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Sat Dec 12, 2009 | Comments (6)
Category: Art, Crafts, Inventions, Seasonal, World Records
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