Here’s the first time an F-35B has taken off from a ski jump. The little boost not only looks cool, like a stunt ramp, but helps the fighter jet take off with a more upward flight path. These type of ski ramps are actually installed on aircraft carriers so it’s important for the, um, troubled (cursed?) aircraft to…
Ski jumping is pretty cool when you watch it from the outside, but check out this short of Anders Jacobsen training in Lillehammer, Norway, filmed with a camera hanging right in front of his face. The perspective in this real-time video is pretty awesome. But where the hell is the camera?
When I see ski jumpers I always think: "when did these people start to jump off these crazy snow ramps? What was their reaction?" Now I know. Pump up the volume and watch this 4th grader jumping off for the first time.
I ate a wheel of cheese for lunch. But I'm not worried. Constipation is no match for the bowel-emptying thrills of the ski jump toilet stall.