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“Body blading (also known as buggy rollin') is an extreme sport that involves descending down a slope while wearing a flexible aerodynamic plastic roller suit that has wheels on the feet, knees, torso, and arms. This suit was created by Jean-Yves Blondeau, and he is one of the premier body bladers. Body blading is similar to roller blading, and in fact a body blader often starts out using the rollers on their feet in the same fashion as roller blades in order to gain initial speed, but then the rider generally assumes a position laying on the stomach facing down the hill. A body blader is capable of reaching very high speeds. Maneuverability is achieved by moving the body into various positions to change direction”. – Wikipedia

Photo: French designer Jean-Yves Blondeau demonstrates his “Buggy Rollin” suit during a performance on August 16, 2007 in Beijing, China. Blondeau is able to roll along in any position and can achieve high speeds wearing the suit. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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29 Jun 2011 11:00:00
The Strange Snow Formations Called Penitentes

Penitentes, or nieves penitentes (Spanish for “penitent-shaped snows”), are a snow formation found at high altitudes. They take the form of tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice, closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the sun.
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06 Jul 2015 09:11:00
Australian Motorcross rider and member of the Crusty Demons, Robbie Marshall jumps over a helicopter with rotating blades and a Formula 1 car at Avalon Airport

Australian Motorcross rider and member of the Crusty Demons, Robbie Marshall jumps over a helicopter with rotating blades and a Formula 1 car at Avalon Airport on February 22, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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23 Feb 2012 10:38:00
A so-called “Supermoon” dominates the sky while traffic rolls in the streets in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 03 December 2017. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a series of three “Supermoons” – dubbed the “Supermoon trilogy” – will appear in the sky on 03 December 2017, on 01 January 2018 and and 31 January 2018. A 'Supermoon' commonly is a full moon at its closest distance to the earth with the moon appearing larger than usual. (Photo by Hein Htet/EPA/EFE)

A so-called “Supermoon” dominates the sky while traffic rolls in the streets in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 03 December 2017. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a series of three “Supermoons” – dubbed the “Supermoon trilogy” – will appear in the sky on 03 December 2017, on 01 January 2018 and and 31 January 2018. A “Supermoon” commonly is a full moon at its closest distance to the earth with the moon appearing larger than usual. (Photo by Hein Htet/EPA/EFE)
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05 Dec 2017 07:45:00
Air New Zealand's 'Most Epic' Safety Video

As the official airline of Middle-earth, Air New Zealand has gone all out to celebrate the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Starring Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson; we're thrilled to unveil The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made
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23 Oct 2014 12:48:00
Elvish writing is seen on “Anduril”, a prop sword belonging to Aragorn, hero of “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy on July 31, 2014 in London, England. The sword, belonging to actor Sir Christopher Lee and estimated at $150,000-250,000, forms part of Bonhams “There's No Place Like Hollywood” movie memorabilia auction taking place in New York on November 24, 2014. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Elvish writing is seen on “Anduril”, a prop sword belonging to Aragorn, hero of “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy on July 31, 2014 in London, England. The sword, belonging to actor Sir Christopher Lee and estimated at $150,000-250,000, forms part of Bonhams “There's No Place Like Hollywood” movie memorabilia auction taking place in New York on November 24, 2014. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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01 Aug 2014 12:04:00
In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 photo, limestone quarry workers walk through a cloud of dust spewed into the air by rotor blades of the stone-cutting machinery in the desert of Minya, southern Egypt. (Photo by Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP Photo)

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 photo, limestone quarry workers walk through a cloud of dust spewed into the air by rotor blades of the stone-cutting machinery in the desert of Minya, southern Egypt. Around 45,000 people, including children, work in an estimated 1,500 quarries, digging out stones that later will be used in construction or powdered to be used by pharmaceutical and ceramic companies. (Photo by Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP Photo)
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07 Apr 2015 11:41:00
Rope access technicians carry out maintenance service on wind turbines including repairs, blade inspections and cleaning in Izmir, Turkey on February 19, 2021. In Turkey, where investments in renewable energy has increased, there are wind tribunes over 3,500. Turbines, where huge cranes and high platforms are used during the installation phase, require routine maintenance and repair work in certain periods. Technicians, who arrive at the wind park, stop the turbines to be maintained and repaired and the field mission of rope access technicians begins. The work of crews descending from a height of approximately 100 meters to perform maintenance and repair work take approximately 1 hour on each wing. (Photo by Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Rope access technicians carry out maintenance service on wind turbines including repairs, blade inspections and cleaning in Izmir, Turkey on February 19, 2021. In Turkey, where investments in renewable energy has increased, there are wind tribunes over 3,500. (Photo by Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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26 Feb 2021 11:29:00