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World War I Centennial: Schlieffen Is Dead, but His Plan Lives On

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]

NASA to drag asteroid in to lunar orbit ?

The US space agency is considering a plan to drag a small asteroid in to orbit around the Moon. Ever since the Obama administration announced plans to…

Back to the Future Tattoo

Marty McFly would have had an easier time if had had a plan for flux capacitor tattooed on this arm. Kevin Vanderhoof of Tampa, Florida inked Doc Brown’s original sketch on a fan. Link | Artist’s Website

Going to Disneyland Every Day for a Year

Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh got annual passes to the Disneyland Park as a holiday gift, and when they both got laid off from their jobs, they hatched an unusual plan: As the months of [...]

Dmitry Itskov plans immortality by 2045

The Russian mogul has set in motion a plan to achieve cybernetic immortality within 33 years. Known as the ‘2045 initiative’, Itskov and his team have…

Obese woman burns down crematorium

The cremation of a 200kg woman didn’t go according to plan as her excess body fat blocked an air filter. The building in Austria was burnt to the grou…

George Lucas Strikes Back … with Low Income Housing

For 25 years, George Lucas tried to develop a portion of his 6,100-acre property in the posh hills of Marin into an expansion site for his movie production company. But his neighbors, fearing traffic [...]

Man sells testicular implants for dogs

Gregg Miller has a unique business plan – he sells testicular implants to dogs that have been neutered. The idea might sound ridiculous, but the 59-ye…

Saving Venice with Sea Water

Venice is sinking very slowly -only about two inches every 100 years. But worse, the Adriatic sea is rising around Venice as well. A proposed plan to save the Italian city involves “inflating” its porous foundation with sea water to raise the whole town about a foot. Forty billion gallons of water would need to [...]

The Great Down-Sell

Some of you long-time loyal readers might recall Jason English’s funny/sad saga back in 2007 about the time his cellphone provider over-billed him for more than $600. Sure, we’ve all had bad experiences with big companies. Maybe not as epic as Jason’s – but for each of us, these moments (those smite-your-brow-in-horrific-disbelief moments), when you [...]