One more School Of Seven Bells song, mostly because I can’t get this one out of my head.
Of course, NASA and the world’s other space agencies don’t send people on EVAs on a whim. It’s dangerous work (although no one has ever died or been seriously injured on an EVA). Astronauts working on the ISS report an initial period of severe disorientation, as their perspective flips from “hand-stand” to “surfboard” and back repeatedly. The problem is, the abstract shape of the ISS doesn’t give their brains any up or down cues to latch onto the way the space shuttle does.
Some great facts here.
It’s funny how we romanticize this stuff in our heads, but really they are just doing the most dangerous construction known to man.
Still, that view…
Unlike The Gods Must Be Crazy and The Gods Must Crazy II, 1991’s The Gods Must Be Crazy III (a.k.a. Crazy Safari) was made by a Hong Kong production company. The film still starred N!xau the Namibian Bushman, but instead of cultural misunderstandings concerning Coca-Cola bottles, the film was about a lost jiang shi, a.k.a. a Chinese vampire. Yes, the hopping, ponytailed, Chinese vampire that can be enslaved with a talisman written on yellow paper.
Yeah, because that makes sense.
But just when many of us lost hope that Rickrolling would ever return, Google issued a statement saying that it had mistakenly removed the video after some YouTube users flagged it as spam. The company immediately placed the video back on its site, which means Rickrolling lives on — both in the hearts of Web users and on YouTube. Phew.
Good to know that Google is never going to give us up.