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Category: Interesting

The Marvellous Mod World of Sci-Fi Supermarionettes

Posted on September 10, 2018  in Artists, Interesting

The last place we’d ever think to look for design inspiration would be the bygone genre of television puppetry, but here we are, drooling over the unlikeliest jackpot for mid-century modern style. Enter “Supermarionation”, a world devised in the 1960s by British television producers, with the abilit

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Here’s How Much Time You’ll Waste Commuting in Your Lifetime (by City) – Educated Driver

Posted on August 29, 2018  in Cars, Interesting

Commuting is the most stressful part of the day for many people. It’s like a recurring nightmare — day after day, week after week, year after year spent sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, stuck behind the wheel instead of spending time with family and friends doing the things you love. It takes a serious toll on the […]

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STAR WARS ASCIIMATION – Main Page

Posted on June 25, 2018  in Computers, Interesting, Movies

STAR WARS In a way you’ve never seen before

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The Quest to Break America’s Most Mysterious Code—And Find $60 Million in Buried Treasure | Mental Floss

Posted on June 5, 2018  in History, Interesting

The Beale ciphers promise to change your life. Turns out, they could also ruin it.

Source: The Quest to Break America’s Most Mysterious Code—And Find $60 Million in Buried Treasure | Mental Floss

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How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before the FBI Came Knocking

Posted on May 31, 2018  in Interesting, Technology

It was a Friday evening in 1975, and Woody Wise was driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, with his two kids in the car. He had picked them up from school in a rush, but they weren’t going on vacation. They were hiding out from the FBI.

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The Transistor, Part 1: Groping in the Dark

Posted on January 23, 2018  in Interesting, Technology

The road to a solid-state switch was a long and complex one. It began with the discovery that certain materials behaved oddly with respect to electricity – differently than any existing theor…

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Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History, Interesting

When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A century o…

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Burials Unearthed in Poland Open the Casket on The Secret Lives of Vampires

Posted on October 30, 2017  in History, Interesting

What people actually did to prevent the dead from rising again was very different than what Hollywood would have you think

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THE GIANT ROBOT DUEL – YouTube

Posted on October 18, 2017  in Interesting, Technology

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This Breathtaking Walkway Lets You Stroll Above The Trees In Denmark | So Bad So Good

Posted on October 13, 2017  in Architecture, Interesting

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