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High School Prank: Seniors Weld Truck Around Column

Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop, Washington recently began offering classes in welding. Seniors there put their skills to good use by cutting a truck in half, then welding it back together around a column — all without damaging the column. Link -via Dave Barry | Photo: Komo News

The Problem with Passwords

There’s a reason some sites ask for, or require, a password that contains both letters and numbers. The first column describes passwords. The other columns tell you how long it takes a hacker to figure them out. Don’t make it easy for someone to figure yours out. Link (Image credit: The Book of Joe)

Neato-Puzzle #12

It’s time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we’ll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9×9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a [...]

Neato-Puzzle #11

It’s time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we’ll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9×9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a [...]

The 11 Strangest Questions Posed to Dungeons & Dragons Experts

For more than thirty years, Dragon magazine published a regular Q&A column for Dungeons & Dragons players who need clarification about rules and backgrounds. Chris Sims of Comics Alliance combed through the archives to find the strangest and/or most disturbing questions that ever made it into the magazine. Link

When an Industrial Designer Breaks His Foot, We All Get Better Crutches

Jeff Weber, an industrial designer, broke one of his heels in 2005. He found the crutches that he used while recuperating inadequate, so designed new ones: His new crutch would employ an articulated mesh saddle that remained parallel to the armpit even as the angle of the column changed with the gait of the user. The [...]

Neato-Puzzle #10

It’s time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we’ll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9×9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a [...]

Neato-Puzzle #9

It’s time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we’ll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9×9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a [...]

Neato-Puzzle #8

It’s time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we’ll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9×9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a [...]

How Marching Army Ants Help Other Species

You’ve seen in movies how army ants march through and destroy everything in their path. It’s a scary scene, but did you know that hundreds of species of birds, insects, and other wildlife follow the ants and benefit from their mayhem? On the screen – from Indiana Jones to MacGyver – a marching column of army [...]