Tag Archives: Recreation

WORLD’S FASTEST AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE! WOW!

WATER CAR

 “It’s a car!  It’s a boat!  It’s fast, and babes seem to love it!”

Now here’s the ultimate wish list item for any sports car/water enthusiast who is into amphibious vehicles!

WaterCar‘s Panther is the world’s fastest amphibious off road vehicle.

The machine looks like a Jeep but has the soul of a high performance speed boat, which translates to roughly 80 mph on land and 44 mph on the water, powered by a Honda V6 engine.  

Check out the YouTube video, “Fast Amphibious Car – WaterCar Panther”, published on Jun 20, 2013


Weighing in at less than 3000 pounds, this newest amphibious vehicle is not only the fastest, but also the lightest. Unlike previous attempts at a boat/car hybrid (including the Gibbs Aquada which Richard Branson drove to set the record for fastest “car on water” crossing of the English Channel), WaterCar claims their PantherJet propulsion system combined with the 15 second shift from car to boat mode makes the transition almost seamless.

The Panther will only cost you $135,000.

Only $135K stands between you and (if the video above is to be believed) scores of women just clamoring to board your WaterCar and go fishing.

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FRIDAY FUN WITH WORDS ~ THE IDIOSYNCRASIES OF ENGLISH

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FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE PHILOSOPHY OF AMBIGUITY, 

AS WELL AS THE IDIOSYNCRASIES OF ENGLISH:

Some chuckles for you that I received in a recent e-mail about just how peculiar our English language can be ~

TEQUILAOne tequila, two tequila, three tequila…… Floor.

 

MONKEYIf man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

BOOKSTOREI went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “where’s the self- help section?” she said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

QUESTIONWhat if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

 FOREST RANGERWhere do forest rangers go to “get away from it all?”

 

FLYWould a fly without wings be called a walk?

GAS STATIONWhy do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will break-in and clean them?

PARSLEYIf a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

TURTLEIf a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

ANIMAL CRACKERS2Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?

 

ATM MACHINEWhy do they put braille on the drive-through bank machines?

DEER CROSSINGHow do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?

SOUR CREAM BESTWhy is there an expiration date on sour cream?

SLICED BREADWhat was the best thing before sliced bread?

 

MERMAIDDoes the little mermaid wear an algebra?(tricky)

 

SWIMMERCROPPEDIf one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too?

PASTAIf you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?

WATER DROPLET HAPPY ICON GIMPCROPPEDHave a great weekend
from your friends at Rainsoft Ottawa,
Eternally Pure Water Systems, Inc
.

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CANADIAN ROMANCING THE WIND ~ VIDEO GONE VIRAL!!!

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When I began work on this blog I had a link to an absolutely fantastic YouTube video that I received in an e-mail, but unfortunately I can’t use it in this blog in Canada.  I hope that some of you in other countries may be more fortunate and will be able to watch it ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=nr9KrqN_lIg

The second video features the World Multiple Kite Flying Champion – Canadian Vancouverite Ray Bethell.
You will be amazed by his mesmerizing and seemingly impossible art of bringing life to his kites.

In the following video Ray Bethell shares a very personal insight into his life from approximately 60 years to the present.

Life in a DayBob and Ray in Vancouver – Ray’s favorite practice park

 

DEAR SANTA, I’VE BEEN A VERY GOOD BOY!…

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… NOW, PLEASE CAN I HAVE THIS TOY???

You know the old saying, “Boys MUST have their toys”…

WATER CANNON HELICOPTER GIMP

This is the V319, a water gun equipped rc helicopter. Yup it’s one of those awesome toys you must have or want. Simply full of fun in every way. Did we mention it has a fully automated water gun that shoots 10ft. at the click of a button!?

Guys (or gals who need a gift suggestion for the ‘big’ boy in your life) ~ watch this short YouTube video published on Aug 3, 2012.

Are they kidding???  Yeah, like anyone would really fill the water cannon helicopter with Windex to wash windows – get real!!!  Zapping a fellow worker or training a pet ~ now that I can see – ha!ha!

How’s this measurement for developmental stages
of a boy’s life through adulthood?

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And of course we know that there are always going to be boys who must have BIGGER & BETTER – right?

So . . . . . . .   BLAST AWAY BOYS !!!

www.richard-seaman.com

ZAP!!!  ~  GOT’CHA!!!   Here’s the  RC helicopter video posted to YouTube by thinkgeek ~

INCREDIBLE!!! ~ LIVE BIRTH OF THREE STINGRAYS

STING RAYS

AWESOME LIVE BIRTH VIDEO !!!

N.B. ~ This is a follow-up to my blog, “Magical Place ~ Stingray City in Grand Cayman“, posted December 13, 2012. 

I’m reposting the 2nd half of my blog because I feel that some may have missed this amazing event because:  1) it wasn’t mentioned in the title and; 2)it wasn’t the foremost part of the blog.  I hope you find this as amazing as I did.

If you’re interested in seeing a stingray give birth on a dock, watch the following YouTube video, “Stingray Gives Birth On Land After Being Caught By Fishman posted by 718DJNOBODY

One comment posted about this video – ” People! Watch the whole video. He does put them back in the water. I am so glad my kids could see a stingray give birth and then watch as the guy carefully helped them get back in the water. Thank you for video taping this, but also for responsibly putting them back in the water.”

CANADA’S LARGEST WATER THEME PARK ~ CALYPSO

Continuing on with our “Cool Down” series, our next visit is to the Calypso Water Park near Ottawa, in Limoges, Ontario ~ practically in our own back yard!

There’s still lots of time left for you to plan a summer outing of fabulous fun-filled water recreation.

Interesting facts about the park ~ excerpt from Calypso’s web site ~

~ Calypso is Canada’s biggest theme water park, now encompassing 100 acres of water fun for all ages – toddlers to grandparents. 
~ Calypso Park has 100 different water adventures. humongous state-of-the-art slides, a river run, Canada’s largest wave pool, thrilling rides – even a whitewater experience! You won’t have time to be bored.
~ You wanted a wave pool that eclipses all others – we’ve got it. We’ve captured over an acre of ocean and set it free in our park. The enormous wave pool has 10 different types of waves. Calypso Palace wave pool is where people gather to ride the good times.

Calypso Theme Water Park is the summertime place to be, just east of Ottawa off Highway 417 and 75 minutes from Montreal. So pack your swimwear and come on over. Some amenities include restaurants, dairy bar, cafeteria, landscaped picnic areas, souvenir shop, Vip Zone,  Hawaiian Beach Bar, and lounge chairs – plenty of room to enjoy a good laugh and of course, excitement galore. Every inch of this place is injected with fun. No, we haven’t forgotten our smallest friends, toddlers; we have a safe heaven for you, too. Share the best summer moments ever; bring a friend and soak up the fun.

It looks as if the rafts are going to capsize ~ but, amazingly enough they never do!

Martin, the owner of Eternally Pure Water Systems, Inc., had a great time at the park with his young family this past weekend and gives a ‘thumbs up’ for Calypso Park.  Here are a few photos he took at the park ~

This looks like the ideal water park for all you water sport ‘thrill seekers’!   I’m sure that you will have a fabulous time.

~ For water park recreation next year you might consider buying a season ticket – great to have if you live within a short travelling distance.

HOVER CAR ~ CHINA ~ NO WAY! ~ YES, WAY! ~ AWESOME!

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE ULTIMATE in the ‘MOST AMAZING THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN’ CATEGORY!!!

Volkswagen gathers ideas from the people of China to help innovate future cars. We took one girl’s idea for a hover car and made it into reality ~ uploaded May 7, 2012 by

Click link below and choose the FIRST OPTION on this web site for a short video with background info of the life of a young Chinese girl, Wang Jia, living in Chengdu, China and her dream come true.
http://www.zaoche.cn

THIS IS ONE VIDEO,Volkswagen’s The People’s Car Project: Hover Car, Part 2″  YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO SEE “FULL SCREEN”

Volkswagen takes ideas from the people of China to innovate future cars. We secretly took one girl’s idea for a hover car and made it into reality. Watch how Volkswagen – with the help of her friends and family – reveals the surprise to Wang Jia in the following YouTube video ~ “Volkswagen’s The People’s Car Project: Hover Car, Part 2”

I don’t know how any of our viewers feel about this car, but I KNOW that I DEFINITELY WANT ONE!!! 

Ottawa had better have the prerequisite underground minerals to enable me to ‘fly’ around this wonderful city of ours ~ no more traffic gridlocks ~ YAHOO!!!

Let us know what you think.