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Russian Architecture Inspired By Science Fiction

Russian architecture took some rather strange turns during the Cold War era, and the results are out of this world. Take a gander at these (mostly concrete) unusually shaped buildings, which were built with the power of imagination! Link

US planned to detonate nuke on the Moon

During the Cold War the United States considered lanching and detonating a nuclear bomb on the Moon. The plan was aimed at intimidating the Soviets by…

The 10 Creepiest Abandoned Cold War Missile Silos

Everything about the Cold War was creepy. We knew for sure that nuclear warheads were aimed straight for us and could be deployed at any time. Some of the remaining symbols of that era are missile silos, mostly abandoned these days, that are too large and expensive to dismantle. See a collection of these creepy [...]

5 Ridiculous Cold War Myths You Learned in History Class

Those of a certain age may have studied the Cold War in your schools’ history classes (not me, they weren’t “history” yet). If so, you may have learned some things that were blown out of proportion or passed along because it made a good story, like the speech John F. Kennedy made in West Berlin [...]

Moscow Time-lapse

(vimeo link) I grew up during the Cold War, with an image of Moscow as a drab, grey, cold, Soviet citadel. But the Cold War has been over for 20 years! This video shows the city as beautiful and colorful, both historical and modern. -via Everlasting Blort

Secrets of the Hexagon Spy Satellite

In the 1970s, during the heights of the Cold War, more than 1,000 engineers worked on a project so secret that they couldn’t tell their wives and children decades after it was over. In September [...]

How To Spice Up Your Kleenex Boxes

It’s cold and flu season, so it’s time to get your Kleenexes out. While most tissue boxes are totally boring, you can learn how to make your own awesomely geeky box covers to keep you tissues so much more attractive. Link Via Craftzine

Plasma Can Kill Off Viruses

Would you snort a plasma lamp to fight the common cold? Don’t laugh – plasma balls may be trippy to you but they’re downright deadly to viruses. According to scientists, cold plasma (basically a stream of ionized gas) [...]

Penguin huddle secrets revealed

Scientist discover penguins’ secret to staying warm in the biting cold of the Antarctic. One glance at a colony of penguins standing together amidst t…

Declassified: A Look at Formerly Top Secret Aircraft

During the Cold War, the US military developed top secret aircraft at the Air Force facilities at Groom Lake, also known as Area 51. Decades after the projects were finished, these designs remained classified. Although these planes were “technology demonstrators” and were never put into service, they were crucial for testing systems and technologies that [...]