World’s Strangest

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Mythbusters Goofs Up Good

How fast can a cannonball travel? Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage were tackling this question yesterday for an episode of their TV show Mythbusters when things went completely wrong. The cannon misfired, and the cannonball went up into the air over Dublin, California. The next question they will probably tackle is whether the footage will [...]

Electromagnetic Railgun Shoots Target 100 Miles Away

(Video Link) A railgun is a weapon that uses electromagnets to accelerate a projectile to very high speeds. The US Navy has been developing one for several years. Today they fired a shot at Mach 7 at a target 100 miles away: An electromagnetic railgun offers a velocity previously unattainable in a conventional weapon, speeds that are [...]

The Buzz Bomb of Greencastle, Indiana

The V-1 “Buzz Bomb” was the first practical cruise missile in military history. Nazi Germany fired many at Allied population centers in the last year of World War II. One of two brought back to the United States at the end of the war ended up as a war memorial to the veterans of Putnam [...]