AIN Dubai – what is wrong

AIN Dubai – what is wrong

AIN Dubai - what is wrong
After exploring the chart of the Museum of the Future in Dubai I found another recent event that took place in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is yet again a structure that is trying to chase worldwide attention. In this case, it is the biggest ferris wheel in the world. With 250 m (820 ft.) in height it certainly must be quite a structure; it is three times the size of the London Eye. Built with 9,000 tons of steel, almost 25% more steel than used in the Eiffel tower. The rim alone weighs as much as 16 Airbus 380s. The 48 cabins have a total capacity of 1,750 passengers. The most likely quite scenic and breathtaking ride would take close to 40 minutes to complete. The only caveat – months after the inaugural first spins, the operation of the wheel was halted …

TITAN IMPLODING

TITAN IMPLODING

TITAN IMPLODING
It was a chilly April day in 1912 when the Titanic got released into the cold Atlantic waters. Barely two weeks later the even colder Atlantic would flood the just finished entertainment facilities, cabins and hallways and would take more than 1500 people with it into its North Atlantic grave. Who want to visit its graveyard must first dive to 3800 meters (12.600ft) and have to sustain up to 380x atmospheric pressure. It clearly is not the environment that a classic tombstone tourist would look for, aside of the price tag, the voyage certainly is not without peril. So it happened that on June 18 a group of┬átourists and their guides paid the ultimate price of attempting to visit the wreck of the former luxury ocean liner. The two man crew and their three guests did not survive the implosion of their submersible vehicle, which imploded some hours after being launched into the North Atlantic…