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Old Card Catalog Cabinet Now Used as a Planter

Grace Light, a resident of Hawaii, loves air plants. She’s found the perfect home for them in one of her many old library card catalog cabinets. It’s now a “botanical cabinet of curiosities.” Link

The Hobbit In-Flight Safety Video

To make sure that you get there and back again safely, Air New Zealand – the official airline of Middle Earth, mind you – has released a new Hobbit-themed in-flight safety video. In this video, [...]

Crescent Shaped Air Traffic Control Tower in Abu Dhabi

Photo: Michael Renner/Flickr All large airports have Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers, and most of them, well, look just like any ol’ air traffic control towers. But it [...]

Scientists turn fresh air in to petrol

A company in Britain has developed a revolutionary technique that can convert air in to gasoline. Air Fuel Synthesis is hoping to help curb global war…

Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there’s no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks. Here’s a look at this growing subculture, whose members are proud to call themselves “sneakerheads.” From B-Boys to Sneakerheads Sneaker collecting got its start in the late 1970s [...]

Fresh Air in a Can

When authorities don’t seem to be taking air pollution seriously, China’s billionaire Chen Guangbiao tried to raise awareness in a very unusual way: he’s selling canned of fresh air collected from remote regions of [...]

Air Force One

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader. You’ve heard of Air Force One, but what do you really know about it? Here’s a short history of what’s now considered the “flying White House.” HOMEBOUND Nowadays we take for granted that traveling around the world is part of the president’s job. But [...]

The Most Beautiful College Dorms in the World

So, you got stuck in a 1970s-built bunker with no air conditioning and a smelly roommate? Some college dorms are like that, even to the point of splitting rooms into more rooms to make room for all those incoming freshman. Then there are places like Willow Street Residence Hall at Tulane University, which you see [...]

Up, Up and Away: Building an Airship House

“QUANTUM SHOT” #794 Link – article by Avi Abrams H. G. Wells and Jules Verne Would Approve Luke William Grove (originally from Brighton, United Kingdom) is currently building a floating “airship” house in Perpignan, France. This is not a humble abode, tied to Mother Earth with no hope of ever [...]

Roswell – were there two crashes ?

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard French has claimed that there were two crashes at Roswell in 1947. Conspiracy theories have surrounded the controve…