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Jam. Sploid. Tortilla de patata. Lego. Paella. Cigalas plancha. Rape con cuatro vuelcos. Suecas. More jam perhaps. I ate half a cronut once.

This is what happens when you bombard a GoPro with X-ray beams — Sploid reader Andrew Seltzman sent us these videos of his custom-made radiation-shielded GoPro camera going under an industrial irradiator and getting bombarded by X-rays. Reminder: Getting irradiated by a particle accelerator doesn't give you superpowers. I think. [The industrial irradiator] uses a particle accelerator to irradiate samples on a moving cart with a high energy electron beam(up to 5MeV, 20mA beam).

Spectacular video of a missile blowing up a Norwegian Navy frigate — Impressive video of a new Norwegian Naval Strike Missile tested off the coat of Andøya, in northern Norway: The 400-pound, four-meter-long, 150-kilometer-range weapon hit and blew up the frigate KNM Trondheim. This is SPLOID, a blog of delicious brain candy. Join us on Facebook

Watch New York's crazy airport taxi activity during the holidays — Thanksgiving is almost here and it's already wreaking havoc in transportation systems all across the United States. New York City is an extreme case of this, with JFK and LaGuardia airports seeing a surge in traffic before and after the key holidays, as illustrated by this beautiful interactive taxi data visualization.

This is now the longest train journey in the world — 21 days. That's the time it will take to complete the largest train journey in the world, pictured above. 6,200 miles (9977 kilometers) that go from Yiwu, on the East of China, to Madrid, the capital of Spain. That's much longer than the Trans-Siberian Railway, which at 5,772 miles (9,289 km) was the previous record holder.

This may be the coolest, most futuristic bomber ever built — While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable-check the image below.

Scientists say these mysterious shrimps may hold keys to alien life — According to exobiologists at NASA these mysterious shrimps and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues "about what life could be like on other planetary bodies." It's life that may be fundamentally similar to what could be lurking in the oceans of Europa, deep under the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.

Mt. Asgard looks like the actual home of the Viking gods — Artur Stanisz takes perfect photos of landscapes. So perfect, in fact, that sometimes they seem unreal. Like this image of Mount Asgard, a strange double-peak on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It feels like the actual home of the Nordic Gods. The rest of his photos are even more stunning.

A beautiful photo of the cockpit of the Lockheed MC-130 — Combat jet airplanes may be way more sleeker and cooler than cargo planes, but there is something magnificent about slowly flying in one of these beast, looking at the landscape in calm morning through the huge windows of the cockpit.

These things look surprisingly weird and awesome when cut in half — I don't know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It's hard to believe this metal mess works. Here's more stuff that looks awesome stuff when cut in half.

Unbelievable video of a truck jumping over a Formula 1 in motion — Holy mother of God, this has to be one of the craziest vehicle stunts I've ever seen: The Formula 1 team Lotus got one of their giant trailer trucks to jump over one of their race cars running at full speed. It is absolutely insane.
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Nov 21, 2014

This is the stuff dreams are made of: RT @robinfood: Un chorizaco al vino tinto es remedio contra la crisis!

Nov 20, 2014

This may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made. Unreal. Check out the gallery…

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