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7 Odd and Extreme Mineral Formations

The world is made up of wondrous chemicals that sometimes do pretty out-of-the-ordinary things. Here are seven places where minerals, carried by water, by heat, or by the actions of Mother Earth herself, left us with strange and wonderful sights. 1. Pamukkale Terraces, Turkey Looks ice cold, doesn’t it? Actually, the water is quite warm at the [...]

R.I.P. John Fairfax, A Man Who Rowed Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans When He Wasn’t Doing Even More Extraordinary Things

John Fairfax of Henderson, Nevada died at the age of 74. He was the most interesting man in the world: At 13, in thrall to Tarzan, he ran away from home to live in the jungle. He survived there as a trapper with the aid of local peasants, returning to town periodically to sell the jaguar [...]

Astronaut Jedi Training?

Photo: NASA on The Commons/Flickr You’re looking at NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong, John Young and Deke Slayton channeling Jedi knights, all dressed up in robes [...]

Between Two Trucks

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Between Two Trucks… This is one of the most incredible stunts we’ve seen: called the “Ballerina Stunt”, this is walking the high line between two speeding trucks, hoping to make it before the line hits the tunnel… Link Today’s pictures & links: Penthouse, Redefined Some private cottages situated on top of the eight-story mall [...]

Man at cinema shoots self in buttocks

A man attending a Nevada screening of The Bourne Legacy managed to shoot himself during the film. The 56-year-old man had settled down with about 30 o…

Bacon Rock

Gneiss! Redditor jgoodma3 found this bacon rock in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. The hunt is on for the sunny side up egg rock to complete nature’s mineraloid breakfast tableau. Link See also NeatoShop’s Bacon [...]

Vintage Photos From Atomic Bomb Testing Site

This is what ground zero looks like when you’re a testing mannequin in the 1950s. These rare photographs were taken by Loomis Dean at an atomic bomb test site in Nevada around 1955, an eerie documentation of the strangeness that went on during the Atomic Age. Photo caption–”Scorched, male mannequin in suit of dark fabric indicates [...]

Fan Film: The Secret Origins of Pac-Man

(Video Link) At an underground military research facility in Nevada, scientists are hard at work on some revolutionary new weapon. What is it? In this fan film by Steelehouse Digital, a US Army colonel journeys into the bowels of the maze to investigate. Official Website -via Comics Alliance Previously: Pac-Man: The Musical Pac-Man: The Movie

5 Questions: Nevada Cities

This week’s 5 Question quiz theme is American Cities, with the names of U.S. cities in certain states appearing in the questions. (Can you find them all?) Monday: Nevada.

Google developing driverless cars

Google is looking towards a future where cars can run us about without even needing a driver. The internet giant has been lobbying in Nevada to allow …