Category Archive: War

Sep 18 2014

Hooray for Science: New Insight on King Richard III’s Death

So King Richard III. You remember him right? You spent like 4 seconds glazing over him in that European history class you took your sophomore year because you thought it would be good to learn about the wars and weapons. Only to find out the class was actually just some tenured professor complaining for 4 …

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Jun 19 2014

I’m Alive: Would you Survive the Game of Thrones

If you’ve been watching or reading the Game of Thrones series you know that the only way to assure that you’ll survive is to make sure you aren’t ever featured in the story anywhere. It’s best to hole up in your cave as far away from any other people as possible. And certainly don’t complain …

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Jun 05 2014

Now that’s Progress: Prosthectic Leg for Rock Climbers

Some people like to climb rocks and giant cliffs. These people are braver or crazier than me. Some time brave or crazy people get sucked into a swather or get blown up and lose a leg or two. Usually that means the end of their rock climbing career. Until now… A prosthetic leg for rock …

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May 09 2014

Want: Helicopter Truck Hybrid

What is the coolest way to get to work? “By jet pack.” Ok, what’s the second coolest way? “Hoverboard.” Fine. What’s the coolest way that actually exists? “Heli-truck.” You cheated, you peeked at the title didn’t you? “Of course, what kind of an idiot do you take me for?” A complete idiot. The company Advanced …

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May 08 2014

WHO Declares Global Emergency for Potential Polio Pandemic

I know, in all honesty you’re disappointed to hear that the Public Health Emergency of International Concern was declared over an existing disease. The last time this happened it was Swine Flu which was new and exciting and everyone you knew got sick. You were really hoping that next time it happened it would be …

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May 05 2014

I Want to Play: 3 Master Fencers vs. 50 Novices

What would happen if you were to pit 3 fencing masters against 50? You’d think the 50 would just immediately trample the masters. And you’d basically be right, if this was a fight to the death. Unfortunately it’s not. The crowd, being a crowd, does not initially do what it should, which is rush the …

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Mar 06 2014

New Ultimate Selfie: Danish Fighter Pilot Takes a Selfie While Firing a Missile

This is a nameless fighter pilot that the Danish Air Force is now using for advertisement. It’s working. I’m gonna go join. You think they’ll still let me fly if recreating this image is my goal for the first day? The Danish fighter pilot manages to take a photograph of himself just as the missile …

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Mar 05 2014

So Many Feels: Runners Stop to Thank WWII Veteran

During the annual San Jose 408K race Sunday runners took time out of the race to stop and pay their respects to a 95-year-old WWII veteran who came out to watch the run. WWII Veteran Joe Bell showed up dressed in full military uniform to show support for the runners and the race’s cause. The …

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Feb 26 2014

Run Away: Grandfather Pulls the Pin of a Grenade While Treasure Hunting

This is John Hill, 67, of Scotland and his 3 grandsons. John is one of those people who belong to a Metal Detecting Club, because apparently there isn’t anything else to do in Scotland. Recently while out treasure hunting on the banks of a local canal John discovered what he hoped was an ancient ring. …

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Feb 25 2014

Play it Again: Holy Stomping

When’s the last time you found a really good, amazingly simple, outlandishly dumb, and endlessly entertaining Internet game? If it’s been a while then today is the day for a new one. Holy Stomping is the new game in which you play as the Foot of Cupid from Monty Python and you stomp things. Holy …

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