Monday, May 26, 2008

Image IQ #6

What is this building or what is it used for? In which cities and states could you find this or similar buildings?

I had a bit of fun blurring the name out of the picture so you couldn't read what it is. I thought that the word pixelate was the correct verb nowadays for blur but it turns out that paint.net (excellent paint replacement for windows) uses the very blur for the function of blur. Had I used the obvious it wouldn't have taken me so long to find.

10 comments:

Rob said...

It's a large pop corn maker!

Guy said...

Pop corn for the Gods? No cigar I'm afraid.

Tombo said...

Is it some sort of scientific data collection apparatus? Reminds me of something I read about trying to capture neutrinos (which are some of the smallest particles known to man).

Guy said...

No, it's for a type of sport.

Rob said...

I hope you're not going to keep us waiting a month for the answer!

Guy said...

That would be inhumane. It's a sky diving simulator or vertical wind tunnel. The pipes at the top dilute the pressure so that you don't get spat out the top.

Rob said...

Now I have to ask - where???

thronedoggie said...

I was thinking "Grain Elevator".

Guy said...

It's at Eloy Municipal Airport near Casa Grande. $50 buys you 2 minutes floating in the air. That's 42 cents a second.

Fat Charlie the Archangel said...

We did the Catapult ride (http://www.lagoonpark.com/show_ride.php?id=12)
at the Lagoon in Utah some years back - it was $20 per person (the launch time itself only lasts about 5 to 10 seconds) for the first ride, and you could buy a second ride for $10.

So I spent $120 on four of us riding twice each.

And haven't been able to regret it :)