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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Fun Jobs Hitting the News

My daily trawl through the news sites turned up a few intriguing stories today. The first that really caught my eye was an article about a truly unique research ship, the U.S. Navy's Floating Instrument Platform, FLIP. This ship is designed to sail conventionally to its research site, where it then rotates through 90 degrees to 'stand' vertically in the water. I'm explaining it terribly, but if you take a look at the pictures on the Daily Mail's site, you'll see what I mean. There is a video at the bottom too. It's quite long, but worth taking a look if you have time:
Daily Mail's FLIP ship article
And on the subject of people having altogether too much fun at work, the Mail is also running an article about rally driver Ken Block's latest promotional video. They have some pretty amazing photos of him putting his car through some moves on the streets of San Francisco. If you can brave the flickery cinematography at the start of the video you'll be rewarded with footage of some pretty slick driving. Prepare to wince at some of the landings, and try not to think about the cost of tyres:
Daily Mail Rally Driver article

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