Tag Archives: Europe

Juggling Around Iceland

That Juggler Guy traveled around the beautiful countryside of Iceland taking GoPro footage of him juggling yellow balls from his own perspective. 

After the trip, he sewed a slew of clips from his adventures into this artsy juggling video, titled Juggling Around Iceland, that is now trending after appearing on Reddit

The music is Nýfallið Regn by Ásgeir Trausti.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/06/25/juggling-around-iceland/

Doggy Cam Captures The Exciting Moment Dog Runs To The Beach

Doggy Cam Captures The Exciting Moment Dog Runs To The Beach

Remember the excited dog from Pixar’s Up? Well, Walter is basically the real life version of that lovable pup. Italian Sciu attached a GoPro camera to the back of Walter to capture the moment when he excitedly runs to the beach in Siracusa, Sicily. Splash!

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/09/03/doggy-cam-captures-the-exciting-moment-dog-runs-to-the-beach/

Building Solar in Spain Instead of Germany Could Save Billions

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Building solar and wind projects in the wrong place is wasting billions of dollars in Europe.

Siemens says it would make sense to build solar power plants in sunny countries in Europe rather than in cloudy ones. And wind turbines should be built in windy places.

These blindingly obvious suggestions run contrary to what’s actually happening. For example, a solar panel in Spain generates about twice as much electricity as the same-size solar panel in Germany because the sun shines on it more. But last year nearly half of all solar panels installed in Europe were installed in Germany, and only a small fraction were installed in Spain (see “The Great German Energy Experiment“).

Siemens calculates that if you were to install solar panels and wind turbines where the natural resources are best, and then string power lines to convey the power to where it’s needed, you could save about $60 billion dollars by 2030 because you could install fewer of them. That savings figure accounts for the cost of the power lines (see “Supergrids“).

Europe isn’t the only place where solar is taking off in strange places. One of the major markets for solar power in the U.S. is New Jersey, which gets far less sun than the southwest U.S., but has policies that favor solar power.

Image courtesy of Flickr, Wayne National Forest

This article originally published at MIT Technology Review
here

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/05/17/building-solar-spain-could-save-billions/

Swedish Skydiving Cats Commercial

Swedish pet insurance company  has just gone viralviral with an adorable cats skydiving commercial. Naturally, the Internet burst into flames after such a cute clip began to circle around. Already, the commercial has over 200,000 views, and is featured on popular sites, such as DailyPicksUpRoxx, Gawker, HeraldSun, and HuffPost

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/11/15/swedish-skydiving-cats-commercial/

How German Sounds Compared To Other Languages

Because of all those World War 2 Nazi movies, the German language really has a bad reputation in the States. But as Copy Cat Channel points out, they can’t help it. German just sounds so harsh compared to other languages, like French or Italian. 

To demonstrate this, they compare common words in English, Spanish, French, and Italian with German and end up with hilarious results. 

 

 

 

Update: PART 2

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/07/19/how-german-sounds-compared-to-other-languages/