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15 Heart-Stopping Skywalks That Will Turn Your Legs To Jelly

A few weeks ago, we showed you a terrifying Alpine tourist attraction called "Step Into the Void." It's a glass cage that hangs more than 3,300 feet above the mountains. But the Void is hardly the first heart-stopping skywalk—in fact, these are dozens out there that are just as scary. Read More >>

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21 Pictures of America's Modern-Day Ice Age

This week temperatures across the United States dipped to -26.7 degree Celsius on the heels of the frigid, dense air known as a polar vortex, which has swept across the Midwest and through a huge portion of the United States, with Chicago being particularly affected. Read More >>

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27 Cutaway Drawings That Show the Inner Workings of Buildings

Cutaway or cross-section drawings are mostly just fancy residues of a long-gone era when engineering and architecture visualisation was based on hand-drawn images that were often closer to art than illustration. Read More >>

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22 Beautiful Rotary Phones From The Past Century

It's possible that some of you have never seen a rotary phone in real life. It's likely that many of you have never used a rotary phone: heard the pulse take the place of the tone, mustered your patience as the dial rolls back it its reset, cursed a number with so many zeroes in it because it takes so long to call. And that's a shame, because rotary phones are awesome: physical of a time when the home phone was home decor. Here are some of our faves. Read More >>

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This Dust Storm Is So Huge It Looks Like a Crazy Tsunami Wave

Our planet is absurd. Take, for example, this crazy dust storm off the coast of Australia. It looks like something out of a Michael Bay film. Read More >>

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Wild Dolphins Giving Gifts to Humans Is a Real Thing That Happens

According to a new scientific paper, dolphins at the Tangalooma Island Resort in Australia have been observed giving gifts to humans 23 separate times since 1998. Yep. This is adorable. Read More >>

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10 James Bond Gadgets That Actually Exist — And One That Needs To

There have been 23 Bond movies made In the past 50 years — full of lethal, handy, futuristic, awesome, and sometimes funny gadgets. Most are still too fantastic to be real, but some have transcended the silver screen to become naturalised residents of the Real World. These are our favourites. Read More >>

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A Round-Trip Ticket to the Moon Will Cost You a Mere £466 Million

Let's face it; you're never going to be an astronaut. And even if you were, there's no chance NASA would send you anywhere but the ISS. Lucky for you, a company called Golden Spike is officially offering moon rides. All it takes are some very, very deep pockets. Read More >>

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There's a Major Grand Canyon Controversy Going On Right Now

Conventional Grand Canyon wisdom holds two things to be true: it is exceptionally deep, and about five million years old. A new study, though, has pegged the yawning chasm's age as more than 10 times older than previously thought. Read More >>

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You Can Download Your Whole Archive of Tweets By the End of the Year

From the first sandwich you ever described in 140-character form to the last joke you tweeted that disappointingly fell flat—by the end of 2012, you should be able to download every tweet you've ever twittered, according to CEO Dick Costolo. Read More >>

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Autonomy Founder: HP's a Bunch of Lying Liars

The HP-Autonomy multi-billion dollar ticklefight has escalated quickly from buck-passing to finger-pointing; in an interview today with the Wall Street Journal, Autonomy founder Mike Lynch gently explains his considered viewpoint that HP can go shove it. Read More >>

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This Is What Live-Tweeting a War Looks Like

A conflict is escalating in Gaza, where the Israeli Defence Force has been engaged with Hamas for the past several days. And whoever is running the IDF's Twitter account has decided to live-tweet the entire thing. The disconnect between the cavalier tone and the grave content is positively surreal. Read More >>

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The Ultimate Photobomb

I love this image. Two kids playing basketball while NASA's space shuttle Endeavour peeks from a corner on the background. It's like, "Sup boys? No interest in f*cking science or what?" Read More >>

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The Twitter CEO Paradox: Loves Jokes, Hates GIFs?

Twitter is many things to many people; a boring logo, a social media dictator, a chance to keep up with the insane murmurings of former Professional Baseball Player Jose Canseco. It takes a gigantic tent to squeeze the entire Twitter circus under, and as the NY Times reports, its ringmaster sure is... funny? Read More >>

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Top of the First Antarctic Explorers' Packing List: Lots and Lots of Cocaine

Headed out to explore the frigid Arctic? Better pack some blow. Scottish author Gavin Francis details the medical supplies early 20th century expeditions took on their treks to the South Pole, and they read more like the inventory list of a heavily stocked drug den than a voyage to the coldest place on the planet. Read More >>

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