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Tank Slippers

Want to wrap your cold feet in a Tiger 1 Panzer tank? Amagurimi maker Miligurumis will put you in business! You do the crocheting yourself, with the pattern sold at Etsy. Or if you wait, she might make some for you to buy, but they will be in high demand when that happens. Link -via [...]

A System to Allow Tankers to Fire Their Biological Waste at the Enemy

Tank crewmen under fire can’t just step outside for relief. They have to keep their, uh, waste inside their tanks. But that may change, thanks to a patent filed by Aleksandr Georgievich Semenov: Here’s how the patent describes the scene, with numbers referring to specific items in the drawing: “A military man (3) puts the wastes (8) into [...]

Dog Carries Girl’s Oxygen Tank

Two-year-old Alida Knobloch has a rare lung disorder that requires her to lug around an oxygen tank – a hard thing to do when you’re only a tiny toddler. Enter her knight in shining armor, or in this case, kind of like [...]

Cardboard Kitten Tank

Instructables member TigrisLi make a tank for her kitten out of cardboard, and posted the instructions so you can make one, too! Even if you don’t want a kitty-sized cardboard tank, don’t miss the short film she made of her kitten using it to blow the enemy away. Link -via Laughing Squid

Propane Tank Jack-o’-Lanterns

Before you take a cutting torch to your own propane tank, make sure that it’s complete empty of fuel. Or just leave the work up to Scott Krichau, who made this and other jack-o’-lanterns from empty tanks. Link -via Dude Craft | Artist’s Website | Photo: Skull-A-Day

Sweden Developing Invisible Tank

Swedish engineers are working on a tank that will be able to blend into the background — whatever that background may be. It’s covered with a skin that can change its appearance: The technology is based on sheets of hexagonal ‘pixels’ that are able to change temperature very quickly. On-board cameras collect images of the vehicle’s background [...]

Tank Survives a Nuclear Blast

This is an unbelievable story of a tank that was used by the British to conduct nuclear tests and not only survived the blast, but went on to be used in several high profile missions. That’s one tough tank. The test was codenamed Operation Totem, and was one of a number of British atomic tests [...]

6 Famous People Whose Identities We Still Don’t Know

In this day and age of instant stardom, it’s hard to believe that someone can make a public splash and then fade into the background and remain anonymous forever. But a few managed to do that in the past, and were never found out -yet. For example, the fellow at the left who stood in [...]

How the Gas Pump Knows When to Shut Off

The first gasoline pump certainly didn’t exist for the purpose of fueling cars – though Karl Benz was tinkering with the idea, cars weren’t even invented yet. Created in 1885, that first pump was there to dispense fuel for stoves and kerosene lamps. It sure came in handy when cars did enter the scene, though. The [...]

Tank Firing Its Gun at 18,000 Frames Per Second

(Video Link) Allegedly, this video shows a Russian T-90 tank firing its 125mm gun. A specialized camera called a Photron, usually used in scientific research, captured the action at 18,000 fps. -via Gizmodo | Photron Website