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Added: 15th October 2017
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Urban Downhill Mountain Bike Race
Remy Metailler rips through the streets of Mexico through narrow back alleys and non-stop twisting staircases as he finishes 2nd in the DownPuertoVallarta urban downhill mountain bike race.

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Primitive Technology: Simplified blower and furnace experiments
Blower description The purpose of this project was to test a simplified blower design connected to a furnace. I purposely did this to show that people in most natural environments should be able to replicate this design without difficulty. This blower differed from the previous one in several ways to simplify the construction method. Firstly, the impellor was simply a stick as a rotor with a 40 cm wide rectangle of bark tied into a split in its end with a bark fibre cordage. A stone with a pit carved into it acted as a socket for the lower half of the rotor to spin in. If spun in the dirt the rotor can drill down and the position of the impellor can reach ground level causing the blades to bump into rocks and dirt. Later, I plastered the stone socket into the ground with mud to hold it securely in position (not shown in the video, just be aware of this solution if the socket shifts around too much). Secondly, the housing for the blower was made in situ of ordinary mud (dirt and water on site). It was a bit more than 40 cm in internal diameter. The walls of the housing were solid mud and the roof was made of sticks covered with mud. An opening more than half the length of the impellor was left in the roof to remove the impellor for maintenance and to admit air into the blower during operation. In use, the portion of this opening near the front of the blower was covered with a tile. If left opened the blower still worked but covering it improved performance by preventing air escaping near the front. In places where water is not available, a housing shaped pit covered with sticks and dirt might work instead. Finally, a simple length of cordage was used to drive the rotation of the impellor. This cord was placed in a notch carved into the top of the impellor rotor. The cord was wrapped around the rotor about 2.5 times. During operation the cords were pulled outwards causing the rotation. When fully unwound, the momentum of the impellor then wrapped the cord back around in the other direction. Then the cords were pulled outwards again causing the impellor to spin in the other direction. Note that this is a centrifugal blower with a symmetrical housing, therefore it doesn’t matter whether the fan spins one way or the other (clockwise or anti clockwise), the blower will always suck air in to its open top and force it into the furnace. This design is easy to make and use. It can be made with minimal materials by unskilled people. The impellor design is simple yet effective. A stick, some bark and lashing of some sort should be available in most areas. The housing being made from mud, is easily sourced also. For the drive mechanism, I chose this method because the first blower I built had too many parts. There was a frame made of wood and vine to hold the rotor in place which kept causing issues with the rotor seizing or jumping out of the socket. Also, the bow that was used to drive the rotor added unnecessary complexity. In the new design, the simple cord in the notch of the rotor did away with the frame and the bow of the old design and the associated difficulties. Furnace experiments The blower was used to power a furnace attached to the front of it. Note that with minimal materials, the blower could simply force air into a hole in the base of the furnace and work satisfactorily. But I wanted to test a different configuration so I used clay grate from a previous kiln I made. Fuel in the form of wood and charcoal was used in this furnace by being placed on top of the grate instead of under it. During operation, the blower forced air up through the grate into the burning fuel bed increasing the rate of heat production relative to the use of natural draft (convection) alone. I made 3 pots and fired them with charcoal. The first pot was painted with iron bacteria (iron oxide being the active ingredient). When fired, the oxide melted slightly showing minimal glazing. The clay became quite hard, possibly stoneware. The second pot was painted with wood ash and placed on a three sided clay plinth to hold the pot in the position of highest temperature in the fuel bed. The pot softened and sagged apart catastrophically. But the ash glaze gave a dark green smooth finish (difficult to see in the video). Finally, a pot was place upside down on the grate and a cylindrical brick made of iron bacteria, charcoal powder and wood ash was put on top of this. The brick melted over the pot, covering it in a viscous blob of slag rather than a thin glaze. On inspection, the slag had 1mm sized spheres of metallic iron in it. Some of these were picked out and stored in a pot. The reason for experiments like these to gain knowledge that might be of practical use in future projects that have not yet been determined.
Added: 27th August 2017
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13 MOST AMAZING NATURAL PHENOMENA ON EARTH
Have you ever seen something bizarre in the sky, on the land or while swimming in a river? If you haven't, that's okay. We also haven't seen anything like that in real life. Some inexplicable things seem really weird at first and even at second sight. Today's video is about this kind of phenomena. We're gonna show you 13 rare and mysterious natural events and you probably won't believe they exist. Are you ready?

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Army Ants Rampage Through The Jungle  - BBC Hunt - BBC Earth
Boasting a sensory system of 2 million antennae, this colony of Army Ants are a formidable proposition for anything alive which may cross their path. These dynamic insects, despite being blind, are able to transcend their size by working as a complete unit.

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Play Like No Body Is Watching 69120
Play Like No Body Is Watching
Added: 18th December 2017
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A Southern Gospel Revival - Jamie Wilson - Ain't No Grave
All songs are single takes with no overdubs and all heart. For more on the full Southern Gospel Revival series go check out: themoderntrade.com/revival/
Added: 1st October 2017
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Western Swing Pianist (Texas Country Reporter)
Although Lucy Dean Record is incredibly busy performing with her band, she still takes time to teach the kids in Lockney piano. Lucy Dean Record Texas in the Swing Lockney, TX

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Kids And Dogs Growing Up Together as Best Friends Compilation | The Dodo
Kids And Dogs Growing Up Together as Best Friends | These kids and dogs couldn’t ask for a better friend to grow up with!

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10 Riddles That MOST PEOPLE FAIL To Solve
Welcome to Top10Archive! Time and time again, the internet tries to trip us up with its infinite supply of mind benders and brain teasers then we compile our favorites and dump them on you to figure out! Since we've found success in stumping some of our Archivists previously, we thought we'd give it another go with these 10 Riddles That Many People Can't Seem to Solve!

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BLACK PEARL FRIESIANS AT TRAILS END FARM
The magnificent Dutch Friesian Horse from the Netherlands makes its home in Illinois. This story of one person's passion for the breed now joins the HorseFlicks TV Series "The Dutch Friesian • The Black Treasure of the Netherlands."

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Stray Cat Shows Up At Fire Station And Moves Right In With Firefighters
Stray Cat Shows Up At Fire Station And Moves Right In | This stray cat just wanted to be loved, so he showed up at a fire station and moved right in. But the guys were SO nervous about what would happen when the chief found out.

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Dog Loves To Go To The Skate Park With His Dad | The Dodo
Dog Loves To Go To The Skate Park With His Dad | This rescue dog taught himself to skateboard - and now he's teaching his siblings too!

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Funny Jack Russell Terrier 2017 # 8
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Pit Bull Dog Screams Like A Person When He's Happy
Pit Bull Screams Like A Person When He's Happy | When the most affectionate pit bull wandered up to this woman in a park, she quickly realized that she had to have him - and that he's VERY vocal. Today on Pittie Nation, watch how Mo surprised his mom with his signature scream, which makes everyone he meets realize that pitties are such goofballs.

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The Solar Christmas Experience
Can you run solar panels in the middle of the dark Swedish winter? The sun farmers, Lars and Ingegard Andersson in a small town called Solvesborg, uses solar panels and a storage battery to power an extraordinary Christmas light show. With a good conscience.
Added: 17th December 2016
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AcousticTrench - Linkin Park - Numb (Fingerstyle Guitar)
A tribute in honor of Chester Bennington. Linkin Park was a huge inspiration for me when I was young and this news has been devastating. Rest in peace, Chester.

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Cutting The Line Prank (VICTIMS GET IMPATIENT)
As good Samaritans are waiting in line for their daily dose of caffeine, "Lost Tourists" stop by to ask for directions. In the meantime, a line of 20 impatient strangers cut the coffee shop line , which leaves our poor victims last of the bunch, begging for an explanation.

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Funny and Cute Kittens Cuddling Compilation (2017)
These cute and funny kittens love cuddling! Nothing better than kittens all snuggled up together. Most funny and cute kitten videos! Puppies & Babies & Kitties OH MY! New videos all the time!...

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Cat With Short Front Legs Never Lets That Hold Him Back | The Dodo
Cat With Deformed Front Legs Never Lets That Hold Him Back | This cat has super short front legs but he is FEARLESS.

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Flying Fish Picked Off From Above And Below - The Hunt - BBC Earth
Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances. It appears these Flying Fish are in a no win situation, picked off above the surface by Frigatebird's and devoured underwater by the Dorado.

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VanDerBrink Auctions - Eich Friends Collection Auction 1080p
VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC will sell the Eich & Friends Collection Auction. Approx. 200 Dry Western Cars & Trucks. Originals, Restored, to Projects and Parts. Gering, NE 9-16-2017 9:30AM for more info www.vanderbrinkauctions.com

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Hugging Rescue Dogs Get Cutest New Brother
Hugging Rescue Dogs Get Cutest New Brother | Both of these dogs had a lot of trouble finding a home, but they got lucky and ended up in the perfect family - and now they're making room for a super cute new little brother to join their crew.

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