World First - Skydiver Luke Aikins Jumps 25000 Feet Into Net With No Parachute

On July 30 2016, Skydiver Luke Aikins, made history, when he jumped from 25,000 feet out of an airplane without a parachute, landing safely in a net set up in the desert of Simi Valley, California, setting a world record.

Luke, who was 42 at the time of the jump, is a third generation skydiver, who has been skydiving since the age of 16 and has deployed a parachute more 18,000 times over the course of his skydiving and BASE jumping career.



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More Amazing Scrapyard Finds! Repair-A-Thon!

Great work on your restoration, But I would exercise caution with a foot switch toggle on a lathe. Remember what a lathe will do to you if your in the wrong position and it turns on. Its a dangerous setup with a potential for injury. The probability of something happening is different from the fact that IT CAN HAPPEN. Maybe have a secondary safety switch somewhere else. Keep up the great work!

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Inside a Marq LED smoke machine from CPC. (With schematic.)

More or less the same as a shady eBay unit, but with all the extra safety features required for compliance with local safety standards.  This unit seems quite good for the lower end market it's aimed at.
This version came from CPC in the UK, but I'd guess it's available from other sources around the world.  It looks like one of the many branded versions of generic products, where they have been made to a specification suited to the target market.


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Jarring 100 Pounds of Tomatoes with an Italian Pro Cook

I am a home canner too! 🤗 So nice to see people interested in learning about home canning. Canning tomatoes is so much fun. But there are important updates to canning methods that you will want to cover in addition to what you show here.  You can water bath can tomatoes or pressure can them.  I am in my 60s and have been canning almost my whole life...And my mother and grandmother before me were canners. They were wonderful teachers.  There is a great social circle of home canners here on YT. Home Canning has changed much over the years and there are always improvements to guarantee freshness and safety. I want to share a few things with you that I think you might find interesting. 

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