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Schoolboy finds bomb with metal detector

Sonny Cater found more than be bargained for when he took his metal detector to a field near his home. Using nothing more than a £30 National Geograph…

Psychics submit to blind reading test

Some of the UK’s top psychics were invited to take part in a test designed to prove their abilities. Several big names in the field such as Sally Morg…

How the Football Field Was Designed

Have you ever wondered how the American football field came to be the way it is? I didn’t, either, but the way it evolved from the soccer and rugby fields it was based on is more interesting than I expected. The origin of American football is surprisingly complex, but here’s the abridged version: professional football was [...]

Magnetic reversal hints in Earth’s core

The Earth’s magnetic field may flip every few thousand years due to lopsided growth of the planet’s core. Scientists investigating the phenomenon of m…

A Day Trip to Chicago

What do you do with only one day in Chicago? My family recently went there for a biannual reunion that I explained in a similar post a few years ago. Since then, the families have grown by one husband (mine) and five stepchildren (although only the youngest goes to the reunions). With only one full [...]

On This Date in 1974, Cleveland’s “Ten Cent Beer Night” Went Horribly Wrong

Image via Homage.com To bring fans to see the miserable Cleveland Indians play the Texas Rangers on June 4, 1974, management decided to sell 10-ounce cups of beer for only 10 cents. More than 25,000 fans showed up for the event, but management forgot one small detail: drunk people get restless. Among the more tame incidents was [...]

Electric Motor Made out of Buckyballs

(Video Link) YouTube user graybum devises many simple and ingenious uses for Buckyballs, such as this amazing electric motor. It’s just Buckyballs, a wire and a battery. Redditor gloon explains how it works: When you touch the wire to the side of the magnets, you complete an electric circuit. Current flows out of the battery, through the [...]

Could This Line Get Any Longer?

“I’ve got two moles to attack, a cub to feed and a field to frolic in, can we get this line moving already?” Just be patient Mr. Fox, be patient, you’ll get to use the ATM eventually. First spotted by Ash Warner Via BoingBoing

Scientists Who Experimented On Themselves

Science is a field based largely on theory and experimentation, which is why you have to be pretty darn certain you are right if you’re willing to test your ideas on yourself. For example, in the picture above: In 1929 in the basement of the Eberswaled Hospital in Germany, surgical resident Werner Forssmann inserted a [...]

Field of Dreams Sold

If they build it, will they come? Mike and Denise Stillman are betting on it: the couple, longtime fans of the movie "Field of Dreams," have just bought the Iowa farm where movie was [...]