September 28, 2009

Homemade Submarines


I had no idea so many people make a hobby of traveling beneath the sea in homemade junkers they call submarines. Here's a few of these DIY subs... Click photos to enlarge

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From top down...

  1. One man submarine in St. Petersburg
  2. I know nothing about this sub
  3. Colombian DIY drug sub
  4. Dry Dive submarine.
  5. Tao Xiangli's diy submarine made out of old oil barrel's
  6. Michael Schmelter's 2Dive submarine – dives to 100 meters
  7. Lost the link... sorry
  8. I don't know a thing about this sub
  9. Replica of 1776 Turtle submarine
  10. Guana Cay submarine
  11. Cocaine packed homemade submarine
  12. Tin Fish one man submarine

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March 28, 2009

Cactus Dome


Intrigued? Just stare at this photo a bit and try to imagine what it might possibly be. I'm thinking... the secret lair of Jame Bond's nemesis? Better yet... evidence of a crashed spaceship!... (because it looks a lot like the top part of the U.S.S. Enterprise to me).


Turns out, we're not so lucky. Brookings reveals the bitter truth...

Beneath this concrete dome on Runit Island, part of Enewetak Atoll, built between 1977 and 1980 at a cost of about $239 million, lie 111,000 cubic yards or radioactive soil and debris from Bikini and Rongelap atolls. The dome covers the 30-foot deep, 350-foot wide crater created by the May 5, 1958, Cactus test.

click to enlarge panoramically

via pruned

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February 16, 2006

Least Wanted's Most Wanted


Someone decided it would be best to arrest these two together. Maybe they were just having too much fun.

For a seemingly endless collection of weird, sad and scary mugshots, take a look at Least Wanted's Flickr photoset. Or click any of the photos above and below.




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February 05, 2006

CIA for Kids


Here it is. One of those morbidly fascinating websites that delights even as it appalls. Like that giant wart looking thing on your neighbor's nose. Shinning, gleaming, a big hideous sun of a wart, a super-nova of a wart – your eyes glued to it.

It's the CIA's Homepage for Kid's (ages K-5th) and oh, it is too wonderful for words (in an I-think-I-want-to-throw-up-now sort of way). It's full of wonderful kid-like things like Ginger's CIA Adventure and Meet the K-9 Corps! But my favorite area on the site is Just Say No to Drugs, where your kindergartener can learn loads of fascinating drug factoids like:

Newer smuggling methods are seemingly limited only by a trafficker’s imagination. Couriers swallow bags of heroin, cross the border, and wait for the bags to run their digestive course. Bags of heroin are also put in the gas tanks and tires of cars and driven across borders, or mixed in with garbage that ends up in refuse containers. Sometimes the heroin is placed inside figurines or in furniture. In an extreme example, recently a border patrol unit in Texas found about $5 million worth of narcotics stuffed in human body parts—legs, arms, and intestines—that had been stolen from a hospital. The traffickers said this was to hide the drugs’ smell from drug-sniffing dogs, but it was unsuccessful.


Depressants (sedatives) include chloral hydrate, barbiturates (Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, phenobarbital), benzodiazepines (Librium, Valium), methaqualone (Quaalude), glutethimide (Doriden), and others (Equanil, Placidyl, Valmid).


After your child has read endless page after page of this stuff, he or she can take the CIA Kid's Drug Quiz. Don't worry – it's all multiple choice, so little Johnny or Susie has a much better chance of doing well on vital drug questions like the following:

Which is not a type of cannibis?

a. Marijuana
b. Hashish
c. Hemp
d. Heroin

A person smuggling small amounts of drugs is sometimes called a

a. Bird
b. Mule
c. Dog
d. Snake

I encourage you to stop by take a look around. I'm sure it will provide you with a wonderful evening (or possibly an entire weekend) of entertainment.

Drug02 a

Drug03 b

Drug04 c

a. Look Mom! These are the materials required to turn opium into heroin!
b. Heroin. With cool Matrix-styled green test tube.
c. Gee, if I become a CIA agent will I be important too?

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