For years, Somali pirates have been terrorizing shipping vessels that get too close to the horn of Africa. Unfortunately, the area is an important trade route and is heavily trafficked. In their prime between 2008 to 2011, the pirates cost shipping industries billions of dollars.
While the piracy subsided for a few years, the seafaring buccaneers have returned with a vengeance. In the past month, there have been five instances of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, just off the coast of Somalia.
A new video, which is going viral online, shows the face-to-face combat of pirates and private security forces. The security guards can be seen firing warning shots off of the front of the skiffs and from the chatter, there seem to be guards on both sides of the ship.
This badass little toy can actually help you mow the lawn!
It’s a perfect 1:10 scale replica of a Schlüter 1250 tractor complete with lawn mower attachment.
Mowing your lawn has never been more fun, as long as you have a pretty small back yard that is.
See this sweet little RC get to work in the video below.
Charlie Classic is always surrounded by beautiful women, sometimes it can be easy to fall for one or two of them.
He decides to bring a girl home, and everything goes well.
When they get up the next day he discovers her secret and immediately kicks her to the curb.
When it comes to road rage, it might not make sense to people watching it from the outside but to those involved, it probably just feels oh so good as you get it all out your system on the spot and can move forward with your life, potentially with a little bit higher blood pressure to go along with it.
This time, we check out a little compilation video that shows off a whole range of road rage videos surrounding people riding motorcycles and their counterparts on the road who happen be in cars and trucks alike. Some of these situations come entirely too close to disaster for comfort!
Check out the video down below that showcases a collection of riders who got themselves tied up in spots that really put them to the test to see if their reflexes were on point enough to bring them out on the other side uninjured. With a video like this, it really makes you want to look out twice for bikers next time you head out to the roadways.
There are a bunch of different engine sounds out there… cars, airplanes, boats, lawnmowers, motorcycles and more.
Motorcycles though are probably the most unique because virtually no two sound alike. Not only does each style of motor have a distinct sound, but even identical motors are given a more distinct sound by their owners. But one motorcycle, no matter how you change the volume or pitch, can always be identified by its unique rhythm… the famous potato-potato-potato sound of the Harley-Davidson V-Twin motor. This sound is so tied to the brand that Harley-Davidson even applied for a trademark on it at one time.
So why does the Harley-Davidson V-Twin have such a unique rhythm?
Engine noise is produced by the compressed gases exiting the cylinders though the exhaust valves and then through the exhaust system where they are either muffled or amplified depending on your exhaust system and muffler setup. In a typical two cylinder motor the crankshaft has two separate pins for the pistons’ connecting rods and the spark plugs are positioned 180° from each other. Each piston fires on every other rotation of the crankshaft and with the sparks plugs at 180° from each other; this provides a smooth, even rhythm sound.
However the classic Harley-Davidson engines are V-twin engines, with a 45° angle between the cylinders. The crankshaft has a single pin, and both pistons are connected to this pin through their connecting rods. This 45° angle is covered under several United States patents and is an engineering tradeoff that allows a large, high-torque engine in a relatively small space. It causes the cylinders to fire at uneven intervals and produces the choppy “potato-potato” sound so strongly linked to the Harley-Davidson brand.
To simplify the engine and reduce costs, the V-twin ignition was designed to operate with a single set of points and no distributor. This is known as a dual fire ignition system, causing both spark plugs to fire regardless of which cylinder was on its compression stroke, with the other spark plug firing on its cylinder’s exhaust stroke, effectively “wasting a spark”. The exhaust note is basically a throaty growling sound with some popping. The 45° design of the engine thus creates a plug firing sequencing as such: The first cylinder fires, the second (rear) cylinder fires 315° later, then there is a 405° gap until the first cylinder fires again, giving the engine its unique sound.
A police takedown of a biker in south Vancouver was caught on camera and posted on social media.
The takedown occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, according to the time stamp on the surveillance camera footage. The footage was then uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday by user Kevin Boisvert.
Police told CTV News that the video showed the arrest of a man who had previously refused to pull over.
Officers said he was spotted driving erratically further north, and was seen dodging in and out of traffic. They said his motorcycle narrowly missed striking pedestrians, and that he’d been seen speeding past playgrounds and through stop signs.
Eventually officers caught up with a suspect in a parking lot, and tackled him to the ground as soon as he got off his bike. The video shows the man being pushed to the ground and held down by an officer’s knee, as the other puts him in handcuffs.
When asked about the incident, a police spokesperson said they never use force if a suspect is compliant.
The hilarious moment a mother knocked her son off his motorcycle minutes after warning him to ‘watch out for idiots’ has been captured on a rider’s helmet camera.
The video begins with the mother and son duo having a conversation about conjunctivitis. After about a minute of chatting about people with gooey eyes, the son walks away to get on his motorbike.
As he leaves he tells his mum he loves her, to which she replies: “Drive safe. Watch out for idiots.”
The biker then puts his key in his bike’s ignition, fires the engine up and leaves the car park. Not a lot happens for the next few minutes as the biker rides around local streets without incident.
Around three minutes and 20 seconds into the video, things get exciting. The biker pulls up to a junction and his absent-minded mother runs into the back of him.
Fair warning: There’s some swearing throughout the video.
Since 16 March nationwide in Germany is the unification law prohibition of the rocker symbols.
This applies, among other things, to rock groups such as the “Hells Angels”, Panel MC or Bandidos. Under the motto “separated in the colors, united in the matter” the motorcycle clubs are now together in court and have already brought a lawsuit.
Support for the motorcycle clubs from the left policeman’s camp. “According to the Federal Government, the rockers’ clubs concerned have renounced the forbidden Kutten without notice and dismantled the signs from their club houses,” said Ulla Jelpke, the spokesperson for the political group of Die Group Left.
“Even this law-based approach shows that the image of the rocker as a lawless riot broker is a distortion. I welcome the fact that the big rocking clubs have joined together to form a joint constitutional act against the association legislation, “she added.
Hells Angels boss: “Badges are sacred to us”
Lutz Schelhorn, the head of Hells Angels in Stuttgart, also commented on the Stuttgart news: “What we do not understand is that policymaking does not accept high-ranking litigation and simply changes the law. Of course, our badges are sacred to us, we wear them with pride, “explains Shelhorn.
“In this respect, the ban is very painful. But if the authorities believe that they hit us on the nerve, they deceive themselves. This leads to a solidarization of the scene across all groups. For the rest, I am sure: Just as the Federal Court of Justice finally turned a ban in 2015, it will come again. The suit is already running, “he added.
We love rat rods, we love the way they look, we love the way they drive and of course we love the way their engines work.
Today, we present you a video that displays a super cool Chevrolet 454 Big Block engine for your interest.
Had been sitting for 10 yrs. and it has 86,000 actual miles and it sounds literally fascinating. It’s sure that Chevy enthusiasts will love it!
However, the motor looks very healthy. You got a treasure there. Hope you put it to good use.
Scroll down, watch before and after video. See this ‘Badass’ engine and enjoy!