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NASA to drag asteroid in to lunar orbit ?

The US space agency is considering a plan to drag a small asteroid in to orbit around the Moon. Ever since the Obama administration announced plans to…

Census Dotmap

Brandon Martin-Anderson created a map of the United States made only of dots. There are 308,450,225 dots, one for every person counted in the 2010 US Census! The map is zoomable at the site, in case you want to zoom in and see your dot. Good luck, as there are no state or city boundaries, [...]

Vintage Illustrations Of Alice In Wonderland By Salvador Dali

Just when you thought Alice in Wonderland couldn’t get any more psychedelic, we drop these illustrations by Dali on you and your mind is officially blown! Here’s more about this amazing series by Dali: In 1969, Salvador Dali produced a stunning series of illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s tale Alice in Wonderland—in Brainpickings’ words, it was “a collaboration [...]

Home for Christmas: 9 Flattops at Norfolk

The US Navy’s base at Norfolk, Virginia is the largest in the world. It can berth a vast number of ships. On 20 December, the station was packed with five aircraft carriers and four amphibious assault ships: Five aircraft carriers, four big-deck amphibious assault ships, a full cast of “small boy” surface warships, along with nuclear [...]

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 [...]

Female Pilots Cut From Return of the Jedi

Almost 30 years later, we find out that there were female Rebel pilots in the 1983 film Return of the Jedi. Two of them are finally seen in the Blu-ray version just released. Though women fighter pilots were seen amongst the crowd within the Rebel Cruiser briefing room earlier in RETURN OF THE JEDI, it was [...]

The Ultimate Cybernetic Daemon Cosplay Suit

Photo: TwoHornsUnited Time to add fuel to the nightmare fire. TwoHornsUnited is a DeviantArtist, Etsy seller, and the creator of this fine Cybernetic Daemon suit. For only $2,000 (US) you can own this nightmare-monster-suit yourself! Just think of all the new activities you can do with a masterpiece like this… you could show it off at [...]

Kelvin Doe: The Prodigy

Youtube Link Thnkr TV is helping promote this 15-year-old Kelvin Doe. Doe is a typical Sierra Leone teenager. He scours his neighborhood trash bins for spare parts, likes to build things, goes by the name DJ Focus, and happens to be the youngest person ever to be invited to the M.I.T. Visiting Practitioner’s Program. So maybe [...]

The Elevator Horror

(YouTube link) The Brazilian TV show Programa Silvio Santos pulls an elevator prank that would have lawsuits flying in the US. It’s terrifying to watch, and even worse for the unsuspecting elevator riders. -via Uproxx

The Traditional Thanksgiving Eel

Turkey? No, thanks. I want a traditional Thanksgiving–the way the Pilgrims did theirs. Two years ago, James Prosek wrote in The New York Times that the original Thanksgiving feast may have been upon freshwater eels: Indeed, eel was the dinner that Pilgrims were given on the very day after they made peace with Massasoit, the sachem, [...]