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The Penguin and the Piper

In 1904, William Speirs Bruce led the second voyage of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition to the frozen continent. The ship, the Scotia, was trapped in ice for four days along the route. While the expedition was stuck, they continued to take geographical and meteorological observations and measurements. But the ship’s bagpiper, Gilbert Kerr, took [...]

The 13-year-old Veteran

Calvin Graham was only 12 when he became a seaman in the United States Navy. He had already left home to escape an abusive stepfather, and the military was desperate for manpower right after the Pearl Harbor attack that drew the US into World War II. Graham was assigned to the USS South Dakota, which [...]

The Missing Links: An 18-Mile Ice Cube

The HMS Bounty Is Lost Getty Images Yesterday I posted a link about a famous ship used in the filming of several movies, which had to be abandoned. The ship has now sunk and some members of the crew are missing. * Enough Already Cracked presents a few pop culture arguments that we’ve all had [...]

Billionaire Buccaneer Seized Argentinian Navy’s Flagship Over Unpaid Debt

What do you do when a sovereign nation refuses to pay its debt to you? Most people wouldn’t, couldn’t do anything … but not billionaire Paul Singer. He decided to play pirate: A billionaire buccaneer from Wall Street declared war on Argentina [...]

Dinosaurs On The Wedding Cake!

Maybe the cake is actually a space ship! I am impressed that they made this so soon after the episode came out, but I can’t help but wonder if the sand and rocks are some kind of candy. Link Via That’s Nerdalicious

13 Deliciously Geeky Pies

We’ve featured all kinds of geeky cakes, and while they may be the easiest to decorate, they are far from being the only nerdy desserts around. Here are some geeky pies for the proud pastry-loving dorks out there. 1. Deadpie If you love Deadpool and pies, then you might want to try your hand at making this [...]

How to Find Sunken Treasure

Modern treasure hunting isn’t all maps and shovels—it takes science, too. STEP 1: PICK A SHIPWRECK There are plenty of ships in the sea. According to UNESCO, roughly three million shipwrecks across the globe are just waiting to be found, and at least 100 of them boast potential values that top $50 million. So what’s the best-case [...]

World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part II

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 the [...]

Cruise Ship Animals

To make the cruise ship experience even more fun, some ships’ housekeeping staffs fold guest towels into the shapes of different animals. This is a scorpion that one Carnival cruisegoer found on her bed. At the link, you can see other towel animals, including swans, elephants, monkeys and pigs. Link | Photo: kthpryn

Scott’s wrecked ship Terra Nova discovered

The ship used by Captain Robert Scott on his doomed trip to Antarctica has been located off Greenland. While the ship survived Scott’s expedition, it …