So right, these cute little critters are not capable of powered flight like birds or bats so instead, they glide between trees. Gliding seems quite an effective way to get from A to B with distances of up to 90 meters (295 ft) being covered. The direction and speed of the squirrel in midair is varied by changing the positions of its two arms and legs which in turn changes the tautness of the patagium, a furry parachute-like membrane that stretches from the squirrels wrists to its ankle. On top of all that, it has a fluffy tail that stabilizes in flight. The tail acts as a kind of airfoil, working as an air brake before the squirrel lands on a tree trunk or other object..Well, just take a look yourself. Via: Sharesloth
Amidst news of airline pet snafus and in-flight dog deaths, Vista Jet aviation company has launched few days ago an alternate option for owners who want to fly with their pets. The program is designed to "ensure all passengers feel welcome – even if they are four-legged," the company said. From travel bags, sleeping mats, balanced menus to travel advice and fear of flight courses, your pet can now expect the same excellent support as you. To learn more about VistaPet program, including what is costs to get your pet on board, visit VistaJet's website.
BARBARA, you're freaking everyone out! Seriously, as far as uncomfortable flights go with bizarre neighbors, this one takes the cake. A whole lot of cringe and genuine uncomfortable going on in this nervous Twitter thread.
Supersonic ejection from a jet fighter can get pretty WILD. Listening to this guy talk about his experience navigating the speed of sound, is its own kind of exhilarating experience. Listen for yourself!
The peacock is the stylish of birds. After all, they do have over 200 colorful elongated feathers that attract not just their potential partners, but many people's attention and cameras, too. Few people get a chance to see these birds off a ground, but they can, indeed, fly. Though usually peacocks do that in case of danger, rather than pleasure. When predators appear, birds start running and flutter into the air. Surprisingly, the long feathers don't affect their take-offs. The distance might be limited, but they can speed up to 16 km/h (10 mph)!
Flying is rarely a "fun" experience, and going through security is probably the lease amusing phase of everyone's trip. The lines, taking off one's shoes, and sometimes even being patted down. There's also the anxiety-inducing knowledge that at any point a TSA officer could select your bag for some random inspection. And all your dirty secrets will be revealed. These people, names withheld, had to deal with everyone's worst nightmares.
We've all heard about "The Mile High Club". If not it's basically having sex on a plane while flying, with strangers or with your partner. Yes, yes, people actually try to do this! And now, we shall read hilarious stories from flight attendants of attempts they've seen from people...
Social media is wonderful in a lot of ways: it allows us to keep in touch with our loved ones, and share our creative endeavors, hopes, and dreams. But there's always a dark side. The option to share has now become almost compulsory, and there's often a sense of having to keep up with your network. If your life is anything but perfect - you can at least try to make it appear so. These stories really prove that these facades can be unhealthy - and, rarely, a way to keep yourself safe.