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Farmer blames "death ray" for cow deaths

A Canadian farmer is being charged over the loss of more than 250 of his cows in a ten year period. Werner Bock has denied that he is maltreating his …

Conrad Hilton’s Advice to the American People

If you’ve been watching Mad Men lately, you’ve seen a fictionalized version of Conrad Hilton, the hotelier and great-grandfather of Paris Hilton. The “Connie” Hilton seen on Mad Men is quite eccentric (even loony at times), though the real-life character was apparently motivated mainly by his experience in the Great Depression, his Catholic faith, and [...]

Bullet Impacts in Super-Slow Motion

(YouTube Link) This 10-minute video shows the impact of bullets on various targets at 1 million frames per second. It was made by Werner Mehl, an engineer noted for his development of high-speed photography: Germany’s Werner Mehl is the talented engineer who created the PVM-21 infrared chronograph, in many respects the most sophisticated ballistic speed-measuring system currently [...]