Japan is bracing itself for bad times after many extremely rare, giant Oarfish have washed ashore and been caught in coastal fisherman’s nets.
Sightings of these fish started after the ‘quake in Chile and the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan. The recent tectonic shifting around the Pacific is raising concern that Japan is next.
The Oarfish is traditionally known as a messenger fish from the sea gods, and it’s tidings are usually grim. The fish can grow up to five metres in length and usually found at depths of 1, 000 ft. Long and slender with a dorsal fin that runs the length of it’s body.
According to folklore, the fish will come ashore and beach itself to warn of an impending earthquake and there are scientific theories that bottom-dwelling fish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake, although we do have the option to believe that or the constant high-tech monitoring of the tectonic plates beneath the surface. Fingers crossed those fish are just Godzilla and not something worse.
The Farm Jam 2010 went off in the hills of New Zealand. FMX, MTB and BMX all combined to create this truly unique event. Riders include Levi Sherwood, Jake Bowen, Rhys Hillier, Joe Sheppard and Blake O’Connor.
Available at selected Tier 0 stores globally, the PARRA x Nike Sportswear Air Max 1 will be hitting shelves and pavement this weekend. Hit the jump to see some long waited detailed shots of the sneakers. For our readers in UK, you will be able to score yourself a pair on these on Saturday, March 13th via Nike 1948.
Some movie goers were treated to a new Tron Legacy trailer over the weekend, but fortunately, you won’t have to visit theaters for a sneak peek, as it has already hit the net. This movie will hit theaters on December 17th, 2010 in both Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.
Check out Twitch going big and poaching the side of this office building in Irvine, California! It is in this month’s Transword Motocross Magazine, and hitting all newsstands near you! Click the image below to travel across to Metal Mulisha dot com and watch a full behind the scenes video from the shoot.
Bonus after the jump, Twitch’s new head tattoo!
Dean Potter straight up, is one crazy son of a gun! He was born in 1972, in the United States and is a American free climber, alpinist, BASE jumper, BASEliner, and highliner. He is noted for hard first ascents, free solo ascents, speed ascents and enchainments in Yosemite and Patagonia. This video is nuts! I was tripping out and getting sweaty palms from the safety of my office chair, let alone being that high up without a harness! Full props sir.
I’m a big fan of behind the scene pictures like these. You get to see the models in awkward awesome positions that sometimes turn out to be hotter than the actual pictures they use. I’m not sure where this sneaky paparazzi devil is hiding in order to take these ‘cheeky’ shots (a canoe?) but I like the cut of his jib.
More photos after the jump.
The first ever Vans Skate Movie is set to premier this Thursday at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. The film features the Vans European Skate Team along with special guests. Expect to see the likes of Chris Pfanner, Ross McGouran, Kris Vile, Danny Wainwright, Flo Marfaing, Sam Partaix, and many more.
This 10ft long white Bengal tiger named Odin is living at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo in Vallejo, near San Francisco. Odin is obsessed with eating underwater. Maybe the pool marinates the meat or something, or maybe he’s just a show off. The last time I tried eating underwater I inhaled so much chlorine from the pool the doctors thought I was some kind of mythical aqua man who stored water in his lungs instead of air. Long story short I survived and learnt that trying to eat tomato soup underwater was a bad idea. It took a full week to get the pool clean again. Any who, look at those massive paws, such awesome creatures. High five’s buddy!
Video after the jump.
Porsche just released the new 918 Spyder concept, its basically a mid engined sports car with plug in hybrid, powered by both a 500 pony fueled V8 and a pair of electric motors (on the front and rear axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW!? It can reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, a top-end speed of 198 mph. Rad.
Video after the jump.