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The Most Imaginitive Playground Around

From Easter Island statues to  crashed plane to climbable lighthouses,these playgrounds by Monstrum are some of the coolest I’ve ever seen. In fact, it kind of makes me want to go to Denmark just so I can go play inside the belly of a whale or climb on the webs dangling under a spider’s belly. Link [...]

WWII plane discovered in the Sahara desert

A perfectly preserved fighter plane lost in 1942 has been discovered in the middle of the desert. The discovery of the Kittyhawk P-40 has been describ…

3D Guns Make You Look Dangerous…And Crazy

No word yet on whether or not the TSA will let you get on a plane with these 3D gun nails, but then again, it’s going to be pretty hard to load them assuming you have these on both hands, so maybe you’d be more of a threat to yourself than to other people. Link Via [...]

The First Ever Doctor Who Convention

If you’re a huge fan of The Doctor, then you’d better get your plane tickets to Cardiff because next year will be the first ever Doctor Who convention. So far the only confirmed guests are Stephen Moffat and Matt Smith, along with Nerdist extraordinaire, Chris Hardwick. Personally, I’m not convinced it’s worth the trip unless [...]

Police Officer Stops a Plane with His Car

(Video Link) The smugglers were moving stolen electronics from Paraguay to Brazil. They had a plane. Whatcha going to do, officer? They can fly and you can’t. Well, this Brazilian cop was determined to stop them. -via Jalopnik

The Physics of Flying Banners

(Video Link) Have you ever seen a small airplane dragging a banner behind it? Picking up those banners requires some surprisingly demanding piloting skills because the banners tend to throw the aircraft off-balance: Most of the planes that carry these signs are rather small, and attempting to take off with the sign already in tow would throw [...]

The Flying Flivver:Henry Ford’s Attempt to Make Us All Pilots

“Mark my words: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.” Auto magnate Henry Ford earned his fair share of ridicule in 1940 when he made that boisterous proclamation. The flying car may still be coming, but it’s certainly taking its sweet time. Seven decades later, there’s still no sign [...]

7 Groundbreaking Specialty Acts

Imagine that you had one very specific talent -something unusual, that people would normally never encounter in their everyday lives. Could you make a living doing it? Maybe, if you were willing to put the necessary time, effort, and imagination into your act. After all, if Joseph Pujol could make a living by farting, anything [...]

Ekranoplan in Dry Dock

We’ve featured the Ekranoplan, the insanely huge sea plane (something between a hovercraft and an airplane) developed by the Soviets before, but most photos of the beast we’ve seen had been old and grainy [...]

Flying Creature Diverts Plane

(YouTube link) A passenger on a Delta flight from Madison, Wisconsin to Atlanta, Georgia posted a video to CNN of a flying creature in the passenger section. The plane was diverted back to Madison, where the passengers were rebooked. A Delta spokesman said the plane was searched, but they never found the animal. The plane then [...]