American Elephants


Back to Bardarbunga, Up Close and Personal: by The Elephant's Child

We wrote  about a month ago about the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland that was erupting beneath the 1300 foot deep ice, and wondering how long it would take for the lava to break through.

This video demonstrates that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano — close enough to melt the face of the camera that shot the video. Eric Cheng, director of aerial imaging for drone maker DJI joined photographer Ragnar Th Sigurdsson to send a drone over the eruption. It took proper permits and connections with the local authorities to get close enough to send a drone, and Sigurdsson had the permits and connections.

“Iceland is the only place on the globe where a mid-ocean ridge — the seams in the Earth’s crust that pull apart, bringing molten magma to the surface to produce more crust — rises onto dry land. It’s an incredible view of one of the most important and impressive geologic processes on the planet.”

And how exciting to be able to sit with your computer and be able to watch that geologic process — safely at home, thanks to Wired. Here’s the drone:

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But That Was Then, This is Now. by The Elephant's Child

Barack Obama on “Change” in Grand Junction, Colorado, May 20, 2008. If politicians actually kept up with technology, and learned about You Tube and Smart Phones and human memory, they might have to speak truthfully, and tell us when they changed their minds and why.

Could a society die if politicians had to be honest and straightforward? Sounds like a good science fiction story there!



Chien drole mange a table by The Elephant's Child
April 29, 2014, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Entertainment, Fun n Games, Humor, YouTube | Tags: , ,

(h/t: Maggie’s Farm)



Mother Cat Takes On A Surprise Addition to The Family by The Elephant's Child
October 10, 2013, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Heartwarming, Humor, YouTube | Tags: , ,


Get in Touch With Your Inner Child by The Elephant's Child
May 2, 2013, 8:35 pm
Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Pop Culture, YouTube | Tags: , ,

Are you more apt to buy a company’s product if they make you laugh? This one’s cute and they get additional traffic from blogs like this one for free. That’s worth something.

(h/t: Maggie’s Farm)



The Clinton Hustle: Too Funny! by The Elephant's Child

Democrat technique, circa 1993. The Party of Progress: some things never change! Need to get your way? Just scare the rubes into compliance. Barack Obama isn’t doing anything new, for a Democrat, that is.

Rush Limbaugh TV show. Al Gore is — priceless.  Hahahahahaha

(h/t: Moonbattery)



So, this happened: Beatboxing goat. by American Elephant
January 31, 2013, 11:44 am
Filed under: Humor, News of the Weird, YouTube



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