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Gummy Bear – The funniest dang thing I’ve heard in a long time

Wow, this guy is amazing



Omega Speedmaster – Moon and NASA – THE Watch

Precision and master craftsmanship here!

Watchfinder & Co. presents: Inside the Omega Speedmaster, a demonstration of the intricacies of the Omega calibre 1151. WF&Co. Head Watchmaker Tony Williams shows you how this movement is taken apart and reassembled.

A History of the Omega Speedmaster:

There aren’t many watches that can claim the same kind of heritage as Omega’s Speedmaster. First seen in 1957, it entered one of the toughest competitions a watch could ever face: the race to become NASA’s standard issue timepiece. Eight long years later, following a series of gruelling tests that pitted it against extreme temperature, pressure, noise and vibration, the Speedmaster was officially titled ‘. . . flight qualified by NASA for all manned space missions.’

But that hadn’t stopped the Speedmaster from visiting the stars in the meantime. Walter ‘Wally’ Schirra, astronaut on board the 1962 Mercury Atlas 8 mission, had already taken an example of the watch up with him in an unofficial capacity. In the three years to follow before the watch was officially adopted by NASA, it underwent various modifications to meet the space agency’s satisfaction.

First to go were the broadarrow hands, replaced by thin, high-contrast ones. Then the bezel was inverted to be white-on-black instead of black-on-silver. The crystal was also specified in plexiglass rather than the harder and more modern sapphire equivalent; a shattering crystal was not something NASA wanted to have happen. The finished moonwatch (as it became known following its famous trip in 1969 on board Apollo XI) served with NASA for many long years, earning many accolades along the way. It’s easy to argue that the Speedmaster is one of the greatest contributions to history watchmakers have ever made, along with Harrison’s marine chronometer and Breguet’s tourbillon.

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WARNING! This demonstration was undertaken by a professional watchmaker for entertainment purposes only. This is NOT a guide for servicing a watch. The watch featured in the video is NOT being serviced. DO NOT attempt to replicate this video on your own watch.



Feather

Wow video

No sound needed, but total suspense.



Amazing Video

Just a wow set of clips, some I have posted the full videos. But still an awesome compiled video.



Switzerland

Looks like fun, but we would spend days just petting animals!

And eating Cheese, and Chocolate!



Eiger Climb Speed Record

This is an all time must see video. Go FULL SCREEN, listen to the audio.

Awesome view, super fast. Very Dangerous, and impressive. Rock and Ice climbing at the expert level.



Guns are GOOD

Don’t you forget it!



Time – And the finest way to track it

A watch by Patek Philippe ca. 1914. According to the appraiser, “The finest watch I have ever held in my hand.” Hour and minute hand and a second hand. Split chronograph. Minute register for chronograph. Slide for chiming the watch, a minute repeater. Day, date, month, along with moon phase. Perpetual and adjusts for leap-year. In excellent condition, in original box. Extra mainsprings and crystals. 18k gold case.

Every time I hear of a famous person paying for crazy modern stuff I think of these kinds of things. Unique, beautiful, and classic, Antiques.



Monument Valley Sequence from The Eiger Sanction

On of the all time great views in a movie, and a funny ending.
Clint Eastwood
The beauty of Monument valley
And a Joke at the End

Can’t Embed, but here is the LINK to the YouTube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZeybeyry0k



Milton Friedman – The Great Depression Myth

Milton Friedman explodes the myth that the Great Depression was produced by a failure of private enterprise.




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