Archive | May, 2014

China tries to make artificial lake, fails and creates desert instead

27 May

China tries to make artificial lake, fails and creates desert instead

Officials in Zhengzhou, China, wanted to build an artificial lake on the outskirts of the city but everything went wrong. The source of water they intended to use dried up and the hundreds of thousands of tons of sand destined for the artificial beach began to spread, covering an area the size of four football fields.

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Remember Camera and Poke, two of Facebook’s standalone apps?

10 May

Remember Camera and Poke , two of Facebook’s standalone apps? No? Apparently, you’re not alone. In fact, so few people remembered to use the apps that the apps existed at all that Facebook saw fit to kill them once and for all. Rest in peace, Poke and Camera. We hardly knew ye—like, at all.

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Guy makes real life version of Jon Snow’s sword from Game of Thrones

6 May

Guy makes real life version of Jon Snow's sword from Game of Thrones

Though it’s not forged from Valyrian steel, master swordsmith Tony Swatton made a pretty perfect real life version of Jon Snow’s Longclaw sword from Game of Thrones. The sword’s pommel has a nice ivory replica of Ghost, the hilt is exquisitely knotted and the blade is as ginormous and intimidating as it should be.

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Passenger films one of his airplane’s engines on fire

3 May

Passenger films one of his airplane's engines on fire

Here’s one horrible nightmare: Sitting on your airplane and seeing one of the engines on fire. That’s what happened to Brad McCoy’s Boeing 717 airliner on his way to Barrow Island, Australia, the guy who took this video. Fortunately, the pilot was able to make a successful emergency landing at Perth.

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