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The 30 Best Mugshots Of 2012

When people are hauled in by the police, they aren’t at their best. Still, some mug shots are head and shoulders above the rest, and tell a story all by themselves. This guy only ranked #15, so you must see the others. Link (Image source: The Smoking Gun)

The Mayflower Gun: The Only Surviving Firearm from the Pilgrims

This .50-caliber wheellock musket, propularly known as the Mayflower Gun, is thought to be the only surviving firearm among those that crossed the Atlantic with the Pilgrims. It has been traced back to John Alden, traditionally the first Pilgrim to step ashore at Plymouth. Preservationists discovered it in 1924: The Alden family dwelling, like the gun, [...]

Link Latte 191

#191 – Week of November 7, 2012 Here’s who should’ve been elected – [The Hero!] Amazing List of Disney’s Historic Failures – [interesting] Spaceship House Built Outside Moscow – [pics, transl.] Stunning Surreal Art: Igor Morski – [wow art] Have fun exploding nuclear bombs & supervolcanoes – [cool site] SuperStratos: Impressive Huge Futuristic Plane – [scifi art] Super-Bizarre Flower Structures – [futurism [...]

Gun Power Screwdriver

Gun Power Screwdriver – $39.95 Dangerously simple household projects are lurking around every corner! Arm yourself with the Gun Power Screwdriver from the NeatoShop. This loaded screwdriver includes 6 bits and has forward and reverse settings. The Gun Power Screwdriver makes a bang-up gift. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Home & Garden items! Link

Twist to Reload this Unique Antique

This is the Percival & Smith Repeating Magazine Pistol, patented in 1850. If I understand the description correctly, the cylinder in the front holds 24 bullets and the cylinder in the back holds powder and primer. To chamber a round, the user twists them up, then back down: After cocking hammer, both chambers swivel upward 180 [...]

The Craziest Myths the MythBusters Have Tackled, According to the MythBusters

To celebrate the new season of MythBusters (check out the epic sizzle reel here) premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, we asked hosts Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci to pick the most insane myths they’ve ever tackled in their decade of busting. Here’s what [...]

11 TV and Movie Clichés You Never See in Real Life

How many movies or TV shows have you seen where a young sylph in a filmy nightgown runs through a forest in high heels to escape a bad guy? She always trips and falls down. If this makes you groan and mutter “only in the movies…”, then we think you’ll enjoy this scientific-type debunking of [...]

Big Daddy Styled Nerf Maverick Gun

What a beautiful example of Nerf Maverick gun modding! It’s a Big Daddy styled pistol with a dome that lights up and a Little Sister hanging out on the back looking for any extra EVE lying around the room. It was created by Amanda Jean Lopez, a huge Bioshock fan who really outdid herself when she crafted [...]

Knuckle Duster Revolver

This unusual gun is a 7-shot .22 caliber brass and steel revolver. It’s tiny–the hole fits around a single finger. Gunmaker James Reid made fewer than 10,000 of them between 1865-1882, some of them in .32 and .41 calibers. Link | Photo: curio96

31 Bizarre Foreign Titles for American Movies

Film is perhaps America’s greatest cultural export. That said, not every American film title translates well into other languages. To bridge the gap, foreign marketers take some very intriguing creative liberties. Many of the best mangled film titles come from China, where they are downright magical at jazzing up boring old English titles. 1. Pretty Woman [...]