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Tropical Island Mega Yacht

I’ve seen some pretty sweet P Diddy style yachts out there, but this one is pretty ridiculous. See the gallery at the link for a proposed “mega yacht” that would be like having your own tropical island for the super rich. I’ve read Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, so forgive me a moment, but I [...]

The Late Movies: Free, Full-Length Classic Movies on YouTube

As part of YouTube’s entry into the online movie-streaming business, it has created something called OpenFlix — a collection currently boasting 670 free, full-length movies. As far as I can tell, they’re all public domain films — but some are classics, and worth a look. They all have ads at the beginning and periodically throughout [...]

Gulliver’s Kingdom Japan, Failed Amusement Park

Failed amusement parks somehow seem sadder than most other abandoned places. They evoke ghostly memories of children’s laughter, aromas of delicious indulgent foods and the joy of wild rides. Gulliver’s Kingdom, based on Jonathan Swift’s story, sits in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Japan. It opened in 1997 with great optimism that it would [...]

15 Ways Science Will Kill Us All

Science is wonderful of course, but it can also be vaguely terrifying if you take things to their logical (or not so logical) conclusions. Take batteries that run on human blood: So scientists have developed a battery that is powered by human blood. The idea is a cybernetic power source, to keep your pacemaker or whatever [...]