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Secret WWII ‘tsunami bomb’ project revealed

A secret project during World War II sought to develop a way to use tsunamis as a deadly weapon. Known as ‘Project Seal’, the weapon would have been u…

The Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness

Internet old timers might recall the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness, in which Darren Barefoot posted technical writing and pictures that made your head hurt. Someone explained this to me once: the least competent person on any project is assigned to write the manual because he’s not contributing much to the actual project. Other examples [...]

Arrested Development Documentary Trailer

Maybe it’s coincidence that I wore my Arrested Development t-shirt today, maybe not.  This documentary, about one of my favorite TV shows of all time, is being put together by two superfans- Neil and Jeff. “The overall goal of the documentary is to provide awareness of this brilliant, witty and original comedy. We have already completed [...]

Airship to conduct aerial search for Bigfoot

Known as the ‘Falcon Project’, the new hunt will be co-ordinated through Idaho State University. The ambitious endeavor will use an Aurora Mk II airsh…

The NotFound Project

You know how you reach an error page of a website, and it often says “Not Found”? The European NotFound Project wants to use those pages to place notices for missing children. What could have been just a sad pun is another way to use available space to spread the word about children who have [...]

New Mexico spaceport almost complete

As the world’s first commercial spaceport nears completion the project’s future is called in to question. The $200 billion project is to be the first …

Watch “The Naked Writer” Write, Live (But Not in the Nude)

Most of us who write for a living recoil at the thought of other people (outsiders!) watching us write, live, as it happens — the masses would see not only our terrible typers typos, but also have a way to judge our ultra-slow progress. Most of us don’t write in a gallery with a [...]

Think tank to tackle interstellar travel

The 100 Year Starship Project is aimed at developing interstellar space flight within the next century. Originally seeded by DARPA, the project will i…

One Man’s Face, 12.5 Years

Photographer Noah Kalina has been taking a picture of himself every day since January 11, 2000. He’s so dedicated to his “Everyday” project that he made an app for it. Today he released a video compiling all the photographs so far — 4,514 photos in sequence, showing his unsmiling face staring into a [...]

Weird Poems Accompanied By Even Weirder Drawings

Alex Sparks and Bret Hawkins are collaborating on a project called The Ninety-Nine Draft, which features oddball illustrations based on short “poems” meant to conjure strange mental images. The accompanying drawings have an extremely unique graphic style that reveals the inherently serious nature of phrases like “all my friends have antlers” and “I am becoming a [...]