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Notice the soldier wielding a sword on the right? That’s Jack Churchill – the eccentric military hero who fought World War II with a sword, bow, and arrows
In a war that featured, for the first time, “modern” formidable weapons such as grenades, mortars, machine guns, flamethrowers, and armored tanks, one eccentric young soldier decided early on to buck traditional convention and stick what he was most comfortable with. Thus, John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, who came to be known as “Mad Jack,” […]
APPROXIMATE HEIGHT: 980 feet DANGER ESTIMATE: Certain death CONCLUSION: Do it man, it’ll be awesome.
Now do a leap of faith while the sound of an eagle plays!
Hawaiian surfer Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder, as training to survive the massive surf waves
Drowning is just weakness leaving your lungs.
Literally everyone on the planet is in this photo.
If you think you’re thankful for computers, just think about how NASA feels about them. Before the days of computers, NASA employees had a much more laborious way of calculating and presenting their data.
Before the days of computers, employees at NASA would have to go about conveying their knowledge in a much more laborious way: […]
Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion” tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel. Essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws. 1963’s Test Ban Treaty damped further experimentation.
Beyond his incredible achievements in mathematics and physics, Dyson has always been a space enthusiast. He and a handful of other physicists were recruited by General Atomic in […]
Two nights of rioting in London’s Tottenham neighborhood erupted following protests over the shooting death by police of a local man, Mark Duggan. Police were arresting him when the shooting occurred. Over 170 people were arrested over the two nights of rioting, and fires gutted several stores, buildings, and cars. The disorder spread to other […]