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Red Dawn in Lapland

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History

Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.

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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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Space 2018: biggest missions and rocket launches – The Verge

Posted on December 29, 2017  in Space

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The Only McLaren F1 Technician in North America

Posted on December 24, 2017  in Cars

In a secret location in a windowless warehouse, Kevin Hines of McLaren Philadelphia is the only person in the US certified to work on your F1.

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Tax Bill Calculator: Will Your Taxes Go Up or Down?

Posted on December 22, 2017  in News

This simple calculator describes a range of tax scenarios under the Republican tax plan. Find households like yours in five steps or fewer.

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Family Pets in Fabulous Vintage Holiday Greeting Cards – Flashbak

Posted on December 20, 2017  in Cats

  Many of us would, given the choice, rather spend Christmas with our pets than our families. Robert E. Jackson shows us humankind’s love for pets in this gallery of fabulous family Christmas cards in which the pets are to the fore.       “But during the many happy hours that Cadpig was to … Continue reading “Family Pets in Fabulous Vintage Holiday Greeting Cards”

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Detailed Military Models of WWI Trench Warfare by Andy Belsey

Posted on December 20, 2017  in History

Andy Belsey has spent over 4 years making military models that show how trench warfare impacted WWI. Check out photos of these scale model masterpieces.

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The Greatest Leap, Part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing

Posted on December 20, 2017  in Space, Technology

Across the cislunar blackness, we set sail for a landing that almost didn’t happen.

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Sierra Christmas Card 1988 : Sierra On-Line : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Posted on December 12, 2017  in Uncategorized

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User Review Summaries for Gadgets

Posted on December 5, 2017  in Computers

Summary of millions of user reviews and opinions, organized feature wise, along with pros/cons, price, specs for easy compare.

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