Captain Schettino or not, I hate cruises. Being trapped in a giant floating building with three thousand people and a buffet is my idea of bloody hell. But I would love to go across the river Amazon on the ship above.
Since the Costa Concordia ran aground in Italy, it's been listing at an incredible angle, almost sitting on its side. It looks weird enough from the outside, but images taken by the Italian Navy make my head hurt.
Digital Globe has directed one of their Worldview satellites to the island of Giglio, Italy, to see how the Costa Concordia shipwreck looks from space. It's surreal to see the ship peacefully sitting there on its side. Especially because it's not.
With expansions planned all the way to 2020, the world's largest model railroad just opened its latest addition: a 1,600-square-foot model airport, chock full of tiny aircraft support vehicles, hangers, terminals, and passengers.
Since China has a ton of people making a ton of money these days, they're just spending it wildly. Like buying £1.5 million yachts that don't work. As the yacht was entering the water for the first time, it started sinking and eventually capsized.
Wild fish stocks around the world are crashing, in part due to over-fishing. Now, I'm not saying the Lafayette fish processing ship is the sole cause of the problem, but the 1,500 tons of fish it freezes and ships a day probably isn't helping the situation.
Constructing your own personal Skull Island? Don't waste time with some rinky-dink 80-year-old dustpan. This mammoth ship is too big to fit through the Panama Canal and can hoover enough soil to cover two football fields from 120 meters down.