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Belgium-Sized Mass of Floating Volcanic Rock Spotted off New Zealand

What you’re looking at is a huge mass of pumice–volcanic rock that can float. Aircraft and naval vessels from New Zealand are studying the 10,000-square mile body which is likely the product of a recent underwater volcanic eruption: The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane [...]

Roswell – were there two crashes ?

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard French has claimed that there were two crashes at Roswell in 1947. Conspiracy theories have surrounded the controve…

Comedy Video – Hughes The Force

(YouTube Link) Hughes The Force is a geeky fanmade video with lots of heart. It’s a loving tribute to Star Wars, geekdom and the films of John Hughes (mostly Weird Science). It comes to you courtesy of Kevin Smith’s YouTube channel, and it’s hosted by Kevin’s pal Jason Mewes, but it seems rather tame by their standards. [...]

Ten Alien Species That Became Jedi Knights

Human Jedis are a dime a dozen, but Force sensitivity isn’t limited to any particular race, species or planet, so all kinds of wild and wooly beings had their chance to wield a lightsaber. i09 has put together a fun list of 10 aliens that represented their species and became one with the Force, any one [...]

Ready for Some Real Chuck Norris Facts?

To be fair, not everyone likes Chuck Norris, whether it’s because they loathe his political beliefs, his violent action flicks, his purported plagiarism on WorldNetDaily, or because they are just sick and tired of the meme associated with him. But even if you don’t like certain things about Mr. Norris, there’s still plenty to appreciate, [...]

The Lazy Jedi

(YouTube link) The Force comes in really handy some mornings. -via Geeks Are Sexy

The Worst War Movies Ever

From Delta Force to The Empire Strikes Back, Danger Room skewers eight war films for their inaccuracy, political bias, poor strategy, or all-out cheesiness. Take Rambo III, for example, which did not age well. John Rambo goes to Afghanistan to join the mujahideen who are fighting the Soviets. This is 1988, back when the exigencies of [...]

Steampunk Pumpkin

Thomas Willeford of Brute Force Studios has released a guide on how to make your very own steampunk pumpkin for Halloween: Link [PDF] – via GeekDad

Guess Who These Guys Are

Do you recognize them? You can highlight the following invisible text for a spoiler, or go to the link for the full story. Or both. In this 1960 photograph, the seven original Mercury astronauts participate in U.S. Air Force survival training exercises at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. Pictured from left to right are: L. [...]

Keep Calm, Mac User

I saw this and immediately figured it was a response to Firefox 4, which has caused me to use Force Quit more in the last couple of months than any time since I bought my latest computer. DeviantART member Ron Guyatt unveiled this only a week after the browser release. Coincidence? Link -via Laughing Squid