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Holy Crap, Seeing World War II Air Combat Footage in Colour is Just Nuts

Wow. This incredible video of aerial combat in World War II has it all. And all of it is terrifying. From dog fights and kamikaze attacks to flak fire and carpet bombing to explosions and aerial combat, it captures the frantic frenzy of aerial warfare during WWII. It's better than any movie because it actually happened. Read More >>

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Watch as a 226kg US Bomb is Accidentally Launched at US Army Soldiers

Shocking video of a US Army infantry outpost hit the web yesterday, showing an airstrike gone awry. The soldiers are waiting for the strike to take out a group of Taliban soldiers, when a 226kg bomb explodes just a few feet from their outpost. A 226kg American bomb. Read More >>

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Don't Watch This Airplane Landing if You're Afraid of Flying

Bilbao. Great city, great people, great food—and one of the worst airports in the world.* The winds over its runways are crazy. Check out this video of an aborted landing filmed last Friday. Madness. Read More >>

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This Macabre X-Ray of Hitler's Skull Just Sold at Auction

You're looking at an x-ray of Hitler's skull, which just sold for $1500 (£898). Read More >>

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Watch Two Crazy People Climb the World's Second Tallest Building

At this point, we've all seen the insane Russian dudes who dangle off of tall things. But that looks like child's play when you see these Ukrainian guys scale the second tallest building in the world. Read More >>

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Forget 3D-Printed Guns; Here Are Some 3D-Printed Shotgun Slugs

The fact that we can 3D-print guns, each scarier than the last, is unsettling enough. But why would we stop at weapon itself? Why not 3D-printed ammo? Like, say, these devastating shotgun slugs, fresh from a Solidoodle 3 printer. Read More >>

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23 Terrifying Runways That Will Stoke Your Fear of Flying

Flying can be a white-knuckle affair for even the heartiest of travellers. But it turns out what you should really fear are airports; almost 60 per cent of all aircraft incidents happen there during taxiing, take-off, approach or landing. Here are runway horrorshows from around the globe that may make you rethink your next trip. Read More >>

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Terrifying Android Malware Hacks Your PC and then Eavesdrops On You With Its Microphone

It's one thing when malware attacks your phone, but it's another when that same malware hops over to your PC, and then uses it to listen in on all your conversations on top of just messing with your phone. A newly discovered Android app — one that's in the Google Play store — can do just that. Beware. Read More >>

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16 Scary Probes That You Don't Want Inside of You

Probably the worst part of going to the doctor's is being poked and prodded with any number of terrifying probes, but you probably haven't seen many of the really scary implements that are out there. Here are 16 crazy ones you probably don't want anywhere near you. Read More >>

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Watching These People Traverse a Slack-Line High Above a Ravine Is the Best Kind of Terrifying

Watch as these inexplicably fearless thrill-seekers traverse a slack-line hanging 700 metres above the Verdon Gorge in south-eastern France. It is so nail-bitingly horrifying, you will not be able to look away. [Vimeo] Read More >>

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This Awesome Optical Illusion Makes Me Lose My Pants

When it comes to lifts, I can't help but think back to the Die Hard films, especially with John McClane hanging by a thread in an elevator shaft in the first film. Which brings me to a recent stunt by Alton Towers, who's promoting its upcoming Nemesis Sub-Terra ride by scaring the be-jesus out of prospective shoppers at Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth. Read More >>

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Bungee Jumper Falls Into Crocodile-Infested Waters and Survives

This video shows 22-year-old Australian tourist Erin Langworthy bungee jumping from the Victoria falls bridge, 364 feet (111 meters) over the Zambesi River. Just a normal tourist video until the cord breaks and she falls into the crocodile-infested waters. Read More >>

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