Beer maker Guinness marked the 250th anniversary of Arthur Guinness signing his infamous 9,000-year lease for the St. James Brewery in Dublin in a unique way--it commissioned the first ever deep-sea bar.
As a part of its "Guinness Sea Experience," the company partnered with architecture firm Jump Studios to turn the interior of a submarine into an underwater bar. Jump Studios was asked to create a space that embodied the Guinness brand's slogan, "Alive Inside."
The submarine has sculpted seats covered in rubber discs to prevent sliding and slipping, LED lights, tables and of course, cup holders. In addition to being visually stunning, the space had to meet strict marine specifications regarding ventilation and fire safety.
But what's a deep-sea bar with no patrons? Guinness ran a global promotion for a chance to win a trip aboard the submarine. The winner, Evelyne Gridelet, and two guests were flown over from Belgium to the remote island of Högmarsö in the Stockholm Archipelago. Once there, they boarded the submarine for their trip to the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
Reaction on social media is mainly positive, with one person tweeting that the deep-sea bar is "the greatest thing ever made." Other people have expressed concern that drinking on a submarine could take sea sickness to a whole new level.
Amateur video of an oil tank explosion in Russia is going viral. The video captures what the atmosphere is like from inside a home that is located more than a mile away, but the force of the blast can still be heard and felt by the camera operator.
The video shows what is thought to be a 2009 arms depot explosion in Ulyanovsk, Russia. It was originally posted to the social news site Reddit, where commenters were able to translate the language used in the video. Reddit users were also able to confirm the distance of the camera to the site of the blast by counting the number of seconds between seeing the explosion and hearing it. The distance was determined to be about one and quarter miles.
- Arthur Guinness