You need to familiarize yourself with the classic Commodore 64 racing game "Racing Destruction Set." The idea was no-holds-barred slot car racing. You could have basically any vehicle. Outfitted with landmines oil slicks battering rams. But the most fun thing, was that you could set the gravity to emulate any world… » 11/15/14 7:55pm 11/15/14 7:55pm

Nothing compared to most of these, but mine has to be hitting a full-sized truck fire extinguisher on rush hour traffic on Route 128 outside Boston. I was headed home after spending a weekend at a friend's place in Quincy when the traffic ahead of me started swerving in every imaginable direction. I saw it coming well… » 11/03/14 4:53pm 11/03/14 4:53pm

Not really. Even fast boats like this are relatively fragile and built to take sustained and surging or pulsing pressure. A big shock like this would probably deform the hull enough to tear loose the interior cabinetwork and knock the engines and other machinery off their mounts. Not to mention that the passengers are… » 10/03/14 2:09pm 10/03/14 2:09pm

Years ago a buddy and I were having a couple of beers while a couple of rough looking characters at the other end of the bar had a heated discussion. Above the din of the bar, one was heard shouting at the other: "Man, shut the fuck up. You ain't even a saucier." » 9/24/14 5:12pm 9/24/14 5:12pm

That's an amazing photo of a mind-bending aircraft. There was a great article about that firefighting operation in Air&Space Smithsonian Magazine probably 20 years ago. Their demise was likely due in no small part to the fact that they were making a lot of parts from scratch to keep them in the air. » 9/15/14 11:28pm 9/15/14 11:28pm