On April 14, 1912 at 11:40 p.m., the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. By 2:24 a.m., the ship had reached the ocean floor. Twelve days earlier, when the massive vessel left dock for its first sea trial, nobody knew anything.
With a bit of critical distance, the very notion of fashion trends is as funny as it puzzling. How can we be so sure we look so good at one moment and…
Let’s get this out of the way right up front: This could very well be a hoax. It was uploaded to YouTube the day before April Fool’s Day by a group of filmmakers whose second most recent upload is a testing video for filming with drones. And via careful editing, much of this destruction footage could have been achieved with a chainsaw not attached to a drone.
But if this drone chainsaw is authentic — or, really, even if it’s not — the footage is pretty spectacular.
Thermite just might be the most understated, super dangerous, crazy hot, ultra flashy weaponized agent on the planet. A mixture of powdered metals combined and ignited in just the right way, thermite can burn at over 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit and cut through cold, hard steel.
Yet, if you want it to (as the military sometimes does, during covert operations), it can do all that with little sound and no explosion. Of course, some people want the explosion…
Recently, miniature blue dragons washed up on Australia’s shores. The dragons drew in beachgoers, as they always do, with their strange, singular beauty. But no matter how beautiful or small these creatures are, if you ever see one, you should back far, far away.
These dragons, also known as blue angels and sea swallows, are technically called Glaucus atlanticus, and are simply sea slugs that top out at around an inch long. But what they lack in size, they make up for in ferocity and beauty.