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Watch a Zipper Truck Reposition a Median in Heavy Traffic

(Video Link) Zipper Trucks are amazing machines that quickly pick up and move 1,500 pound blocks of concrete that serve as median barriers on San Francisco’s highways: Each 30-ton, 58-foot Zipper Truck is driven by a two-person team. As it passes over the barrier system, a series of wheels gently lifts each block off the street, funnels [...]

6 People Who Had No Clue Their Faces Were World-Famous

There are pictures we are all familiar with, but who are the people in the pictures? Some of the most famous images are those of people who had nothing to do with the photograph’s fame, and some weren’t even aware of them. Like Geraldine Doyle, who was well aware of the Rosie the Riveter poster [...]

Astoundingly Detailed LEGO Serenity

This darkened photo doesn’t really do the project justice — it just shows the neat lighting that illustrates why the class of this transport vessel was called Firefly. That was an important detail that Doyle didn’t want to leave out. There’s a complete minifig crew appropriately modified to look like the characters from Firefly, as [...]

Strange Stories Of The World’s Most Famous Sleuth

I’ve always enjoyed an occasional Sherlock Holmes story, but it wasn’t until I took a class on the subject that I learned just how strange many of the tales are. From crazed Mormons to ape men to vampires, Conan Doyle’s heroic detective encounters some seriously strange cases in his time. In celebration of 124 years [...]

10 Facts You Might Not Know about Babylon 5

Babylon 5, which ran from a 1993 pilot movie until its final episode in 1998, has been called the greatest science fiction show ever created. Producer, director, and writer J. Michael Straczynski created a high drama that set a new standard for science fiction television. Here are some things that you might not know about [...]

The End of a Beautiful Friendship: Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle

It seems strange that a man best known for creating the quintessential detective, who based his deductions solely on reason, would also be one of the biggest proponents of Spiritualism around the turn of the last century. Equally strange is that a man who based his career of performing illusions and magic tricks was one [...]

The Quick 10: If 10 Fast Food Joints Had Stuck With the Original Plan…

Ben and Jerry’s Bagels? Sonic Steakhouse? We should definitely be glad that some of our favorite quick-service places evolved into what they are today instead of sticking with Plan A. Just in case you’re curious, though, check out what could have become of these 10 places if fate hadn’t intervened. 1. When Ben and Jerry decided [...]