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New class of Mars meteorite discovered

A unique black meteorite found in the Moroccan desert has turned out to have come from the planet Mars. Nicknamed “Black Beauty”, the meteorite has a …

Scientology ’space cathedral’ located ?

Two huge symbols etched in to the New Mexico desert floor are said to mark the site of a secret bunker. The complex is allegedly located near Mesa Hue…

5 Questions: In the Desert

Thursday’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quiz is a tad dry: In the Desert

1-Upcake Cupcake Mold

1-Upcake Cupcake Mold – $9.95 Are you aiming to make a winning desert for your favorite gamer? You need the 1-Upcake Cupcake Mold from the NeatoShop. This great set includes 4 silicone molds.    Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more deliciously fun Kitchen Stuff.  Link

Jawa Plush

Jawa 8″ Talking Plush – $31.95 (sold individually) Are you a passionate scavenger always on the look out for neat things? You need the Jawa 8″ Talking Plush from the NeatoShop. This adorable little guy has light up eyes and talks when you push his chest. He makes the perfect companion for those enjoy long walks [...]

Solitary Desert Plants: How Do They Survive?

Some plants are tougher than others -so tough they survive against all odds in harsh environments like deserts. Take a look at desert plants in a group of photos that illustrate determination, resourcefulness, and endurance. Yes, I know that’s anthropomorphizing, but it’s still inspirational! Link (Image credit: Flickr user Mark Bowman)

Real Life Mad Max Built Motorcycle From Car that Broke Down in the Desert

Photo: Daniel Denis/2CV Magazine When Emile Leray’s Citroën 2CV car broke down in the middle of the Sahara Desert, he couldn’t build an arc reactor to fit into his flying suit of armor, so [...]

WWII plane discovered in the Sahara desert

A perfectly preserved fighter plane lost in 1942 has been discovered in the middle of the desert. The discovery of the Kittyhawk P-40 has been describ…

Operation Eagle Claw: The Disastrous Rescue Attempt During the Iranian Hostage Crisis

© Mahmoudreza Kalari/Sygma/Corbis The Iranian Hostage Crisis, in which Iranian student revolutionaries held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, was an unprecedented act of state-sanctioned terrorism and a profound humiliation for the United States. In many ways “Operation Eagle Claw,” the ludicrously ambitious plan to rescue the hostages, was the nadir of the whole affair. Intended [...]

The Hottest Place on Earth

Desert sun overhead, volcanic forces beneath your feet, and the average year-round temperature is 94F (34C)! This is Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, where the ground springs forth with lava and hot mineral springs that evaporate and leave salt formations behind. See a collection of beautiful and foreboding photographs of the region at Environmental Graffiti. Link (Image [...]