4 posts tagged Long
4 posts tagged Long
On May 10th and 11th, 2013, over 80 LEGO enthusiasts gathered in Denmark in effort to achieve the Guinness World Record for longest plastic toy train track. It all began when LEGO fan Henrik Ludvigsen look around and realized that he had an exceptionally large number of rails in his collection. Then inspiration struck. Henrik put out advertisements in newspapers and online seeking more pieces of LEGO track and his request was answered many times over. Henrik received blue LEGO rails from all over the world.
93,307 LEGO bricks and rails were used to assemble the record-breaking track, which measured 4000.25 meters (nearly 2.5 miles) long. After the track was assembled, it took one little electric LEGO train nearly 4 hours to travel the length of the track. When the train completed its journey, Henrik Ludvigsen and his team of fellow LEGO-lovers were awarded the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Plastic Toy Train Track - a pretty awesome achievement.
[via Design Taxi]
Arief Priyono photographed this awesomely long bicycle in Blawe village, Kediri, East Java, Indonesia. Measuring 44 feet long, but only seating one, the bike was hand-crafted out of 84 feet of rusty iron pipe.
From the Department of Awesome Animal Anatomy comes this post by astronomy-to-zoology about Woodpecker Tongues.
“The woodpecker’s tongue can extend 2/3 its body length. Its tongue is covered in sticky saliva and barbs all over with an ear (a hearing mechanism) at the end of it. So it can listen to its prey. It detects sound. The tongue is so long that it fits its tongue in its head by wrapping around its brain and around its eye sockets. It can move its head/beak up to 15-16 times per second as it strikes a tree. This is incredibly fast. It creates immense forces, 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. It is 1,000 G’s. The woodpecker has cartilage around the brain that keeps it from shattering.”
That’s one impressive tongue.
Learning is awesome!
Reblogged from astronomy-to-zoology
Awesome bear tongue!
We sure hope he was able to reach that biscuit.
[via Dark Roasted Blend]