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In 2004, the U.S. Army made a colossal mistake. It introduced a new digital camouflage called the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), a single pattern designed to work across all environments.
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Possible new curriculum...
Looking forward to having a go at some of the projects on here
David Latimer is one of the world’s few proud owners of an entirely self-sustaining bottled garden. Looking at pictures of the lush green bottle, you’d think that growing it involved a lot of hard work.
Like ghosts? Then you'll love Poveglia, a small, deserted island in the Venetian lagoon that's going on the auction block next month.
par Cthulhu, Grand Ancien.
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The Trio Fantastique — made up of guitarist Wink, drummer Blink and saxophonist Nod — was the creation of a Belgian engineer with the Scifi name of Zenon Specht.
Hell Pizza, a controversial restaurant chain from New Zealand, has managed to shock the world again, after it decided to advertise its new rabbit pizza with (Pizza Chain Advertises Rabbit Pizza for Easter with Billboards Made of Real Dead Rabbits ...
Do you have a secret? There's an app for that. From drugs and cheating, to love and hate, take a look at some of the juiciest confessions shared via Whisper.
Russian archaeologists are once again digging at Zeleniy Yar, a remote excavation site near the Arctic circle.
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A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar, just an abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight: it could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it's just the...
Argentina's fertile agricultural region in Pampas is a patchwork of farm fields, with one notable exception. In the center of the image (and magnified inset) is a cypress and eucalyptus forest shaped into a guitar.
Taiwan's 'funny sex' restaurant has breast-shaped bowls and erotic furniture!
Blends of special ink, shading and intricate attention to detail come into play as tattoo art evolves yet again. Check out these 15 hyperrealistic 3D tattoos.
[Tim Linhart] wanted to do something different for this Swedish music festival — so he decided to carve all the instruments by hand, out of ice.
The super-skyscraper has been a dream of city planners for over a century. And these plans for mega-structures, if they ever come to fruition, would be some of the most awe-inspiring buildings the world has ever seen.
What this guy does with a few simple props will blow you away. This routine is so fantastic you might try to convince yourself that it's fake. (Beautiful.
We think we know everything there is about sex, but hold on . . . (Weird Sex Facts You Just Gotta Know!
Watch out! What you Google can and will be used against you in the court.
Humans have been rendered obsolete, at least where the paper airplane is concerned. This machine will fold a plane and launch it, sending it straight into the recycling bin.Read more...
A little perpetual motion device called the Feynman-Smoluchowski Rachet, also known as the Brownian Ratchet, was an early attempt at defying the laws of thermodynamics. It failed, but it was an entertaining failure.
We've all heard of the lengths to which NYC's homeless have gone to find shelter, from living in abandoned factories to building whole encampments inside subway tunnels.
Collectible cards have been around in some form for about 125 years. Here at 10 of the strangest ever released. Collect 'em all!
This colorful scene isn't a view of a new luxury loft. It's Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium.
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A new gadget you can wear in your shoes uses a Bluetooth link to connect to the mapping system on your mobile phone, sending discreet vibrations to your feet telling you which way to go ('Satnav' footwear that will help you find your way home
It's spring planting season and NASA is getting in on the action with a vegetable garden bound for the International Space Station.Read more...