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Cocaine is in the Air

Photo: Shutterstock Drugs. It’s not only found on money anymore. Turns out all you have to do to inhale some cocaine in Rome is to go outdoors and take a breath: A study of psychotropic [...]

New study claims Turin Shroud is authentic

Scientists in Italy have claimed that the mysterious shroud couldn’t have been forged in medieval times. The authenticity of the Turin Shroud, an anci…

The Late Movies: Zoetrope

A zoetrope is a mechanical device that creates the illusion of moving pictures, based on a spinning cylinder in which slits are cut. You look through the slits at a picture on the other side, and the strobe effect of looking through the sequence of slits frames the sequential pictures on the inside. It was [...]

The Most Shapely Car Ever Built?

“QUANTUM SHOT” #90(rev)Link – by Avi Abrams This could be the most shapely car ever built: Beautiful Pininfarina-Alfa Romeo concept car (1969) This could be a classic case of split identity: two prototype cars had the same gorgeous body, both designed by the great Italian design firm Pininfarina in 1968-1969. The first was Pininfarina Ferrari 250 Prototipo [...]

Jaw-Dropping Concepts from Alfa-Romeo, 1953-1955

“QUANTUM SHOT” #21(rev)Link – by Avi Abrams A “Batmobile” That Never Was: Alfa Romeo B.A.T. Series, 1953-1955 Jaw-Dropping. That’s the best way to describe these four-wheeled winged wonders. “Startling”, “futuristic” and “mind-blowing” would work, too. This visually arresting trio of Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnicas – B.A.T. for short – were as radical in their day as the original [...]

Vatican researcher in Turin Shroud claim

The ever present debate over the authenticity of the Turin Shroud has been rekindled after a Vatican researcher has claimed that faint writing pre…

Hail to the Thieves: Famous Heists We Love

A REAL LIFE “OCEAN’S ELEVEN”: The 2003 ANTWERP DIAMOND HEIST If you thought George Clooney’s Ocean’s Eleven character was smooth, check out the velvet finish on criminal mastermind Leonardo Notarbartolo. In February 2003, Notarbartolo and his gang, known as The School of Turin, pulled off one of the stealthiest heists in history. Daring to break into [...]

Worth More Dead Than Alive: 5 Famous Grave Robberies

After Michael Jackson passed away, his family decided to bury him inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private, gated cemetery where many musicians, actors, and other celebrities are buried. As odd as it might sound, one of the main reasons the family chose the private cemetery was to ensure that Michael’s body could not be [...]

Italian Scientist Reproduces Shroud of Turin

It has been one of the 20th century’s most intriguing artifacts, a shroud measuring 14 feet, 4 inches by 3 feet, 7 inches, with what appears to be an imprint of Jesus Christ.  The so called Shroud of Turin shows an image of the front and back of a man with long hair, with arms [...]