The Scuttlefish

Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.

Month: November, 2013

The World’s Fastest Speedboat, 60 Years Later, May Still Be the Prettiest

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On October 15, 1953, this 6.2-meter three-point hydroplane racing hull with its 4,493.73 cc Ferrari Tipo 375 F1 V-12 engine topped the world speed record for its class at 150MPH (241.708 km/h.).

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It sold for nearly $1 million dollars at auction last year. If you like, you can buy a scaled-down replica for under $8,000.

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Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Finger-Printed on Glass

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Russian animator Aeksandr Petrov and his son painted over 29,000 images over the course of two years to produce this pastels-on-glass animated adaptation of The Old Man and the Sea.

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The Netherlands Has a New Approach to Counter-Piracy off the Horn of Africa

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Netherlands Marine Corps Mariners practice counter-piracy paradrops in the Gulf of Aden

In lieu of having to schedule a trip into port to pick up marines for defense, the HNLMS Johan de Witt can now execute paradrops in the middle of the high seas.

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$220 Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream Made From Jellyfish

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Charlie Harry Francis and his company, Lick Me I’m Delicious, have succeeded in finding the sweet tooth’s response to the $300,000 test tube burger: A glow-in-the-dark ice cream synthesized from a jellyfish protein that causes luminescence when it reacts with calcium.

But why so expensive? Couldn’t anything drifting past northern Japan give off this luminescent green hue? According to Francis, “Jellyfish luminescence is four times pricier than gold so each scoop costs me around £140.”

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Lu’ukai, A 6,000-Meter Capable ROV

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Lu’ukai, meaning “sea diver” is a 6,000-meter capable ROV (remotely operated vehicle) designed by DOER Marine, owned and operated by the University of Hawai’i.

Follow for updates to see how deep they’ll go:

@LuukaiROV