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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 [...]

Scientology ’space cathedral’ located ?

Two huge symbols etched in to the New Mexico desert floor are said to mark the site of a secret bunker. The complex is allegedly located near Mesa Hue…

Beautiful Buildings Made from Ice and Snow

They don’t last long, but they are works of art for a short time in winter. Flavorwire has a roundup of homes, hotels, igloos, castles, and art buildings made from ice and snow. Such structures are found in Romania, Russia, Sweden, China, Canada, and the U.S. Even in New Mexico! Shown here is The Celestial [...]

He Did It! Daredevil Free Falls 24.2 Miles Down to the Earth

Today, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a capsule 24.2 miles above New Mexico. He successfully broke the world record for surviving the highest free fall with a parachute: It took 10 minutes for him to reach the desert surface below. Only the last few thousand feet were negotiated by parachute. Helicopter recovery teams have gone to [...]

50 skulls discovered in Aztec temple

The discovery at Templo Mayor represents the largest number of skulls to ever be found in one offering. The temple is located in New Mexico and is con…

After the Resignation of the Police Chief, A Dog Is the Only Officer Left on the Force

Ben at Ace of Spades HQ writes, “This has the perfect sitcom plot written all over it.” He’s right. Vaughn, New Mexico is a little town of about 450 people. The Chief of Police had to resign after facing felony charges. That leaves Nikka the dog alone to protect the people of Vaughn against the [...]

Breaking Bad Meth Donuts

Rebel Donuts of New Mexico recently released donuts inspired by Breaking Bad, which is set in their town. As if that weren’t fun enough, the cast of Breaking Bad actually ordered a box and Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse, even posed with them. Link Via Laughing Squid

Z Machine: Meet the X-Ray Generator That Can Melt Diamonds

Photo: Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories/SPL Diamond is one of the hardest material in nature, but it’s no match for the Z Machine at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It can create [...]

The Lost Scripts, Part II: Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars

While it’s not unusual for a film to have unused screenplays hiding in a filing cabinet somewhere, the lost scripts of Indiana Jones are a fascinating look at what might have been for everyone’s favorite whip-wielding, fedora-wearing archaeologist. Today let’s discuss Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars. The Story Behind the Story After the success of [...]

The Story of the Three Bears

(YouTube link) This is why dumpsters should have a lid that stays closed when not in use. Mama Bear stayed by the dumpster all night. Rescue came in the morning in the form of a truck of brave rescuers and a ladder. This happened in Ruidoso, New Mexico. -via Daily Picks and Flicks