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How I Became Bait for Bloodsucking Leeches

Mark Siddall is an expert on leeches. To find new species, he travels the world and wades into strange waters, offering his own flesh as bait. My expedition to Peru was especially fruitful. We started out in the Andes Mountains, elevation 16,000 feet, to look for a lake that had been recorded in the 1880s as [...]

Candy Corn Oreos

Oreo cookies with creme that tastes like candy corn -now, that will get you in the mood for Halloween! Kraft will have the limited edition cookies available starting Monday, September 10th at Target stores. I’ll have to find someone with a Target in their town to send me some! Link -via Laughing Squid

Awesome Gadgets Used by Real-Life Spies

Is there anything cooler than super-secret spy tech? Maybe, but you can bet that it’s even more super-secret than your clearance allows. These, however, are gadgets we know exist, and they’re used by people who would tell you all about it, but then they’d have to kill you. Spies gather information by watching, listening, and waiting. Eavesdropping [...]

Shooting Gallery, 1936-2009

When she was 16 years old, Ria van Dijk of Tillburg, the Netherlands, visited a shooting gallery at a fair in which she won a pictures of herself by  hitting the target, which tripped the camera. That was in 1936. Van Dijk returned year after year, and you can see that long series of photos [...]

Mars rover Curiosity landing site narrowed

NASA has narrowed the planned target landing area for when the rover touches down in two months time. The Curiosity rover is due to land on the surfac…

Cutting Grass with a Rifle

After sending several hundred .22 LR rounds downrange at a steel popper target, Jay Grazio found that he had cut a nice edge through the lawn. It’s a slow way to do your mowing, but it gets the job done with precision. Well, assuming that you’re a good shot. Link

US Army requests ‘magic bullets’

Companies are being tasked with developing a bullet that can float around waiting for its target. Described as a ‘Nonlethal Warhead for Miniature Orga…

The Avengers Assembled Out Of Household Items

Target stores have come up with an extremely clever way to advertise both the items they sell and the upcoming Avengers movie-they’ve put together household items sold in their stores to form iconic images based on The Avengers. The images are so densely packed with details that it takes a while to see all the products [...]

Switzerland to Build Janitor Satellites to Clean Up Space Junk

Space junk is everywhere, and it’s high time that someone takes charge to clean it up. And Switzerland is that someone: the country is building CleanSpace One, the first in a family of "janitor" [...]

Rapid Fire Archery

(Video Link) Legolas is alive, and he’s a Russian woman named Iza Privezenceva. Watch her send an arrow downrange about once a second and, as you can see at the end of the video, hitting her target most of the time. -via Blame It on the Voices