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The Double Barrel Pistol by Arsenal Firearms, Italy

Apr 19 2012

This is the type of pistol we could see a James Bond villain using (a hint to filmmakers of the new Bond movie "Skyfall"). The AF2011-A1 "Second Century" incorporates the legendary John Browning M1911 design in both look and function.

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The Remarkable Acts of Heroism of Shavarsh Karapetyan

Apr 12 2012

Shavarsh Karapetyan is a retired Soviet-Armenian champion swimmer. He is an 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion.

One cold morning on September 16th, 1976 he was doing his usual run along the dam in Erevan (Armenia), when a large trolleybus carrying 92 passengers lost control and flew off the road into the freezing water. During the impact, most of the passengers fell unconscious – the bus sank approximately 10 meters deep. Without a second of hesitation, Shavarsh leaped into the freezing water to rescue people.

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The Perfect House to Survive the Apocalypse

Mar 23 2012

In a way this is similar to the zombie proof house that we mentioned last year, but this seems so much more realistic - and the possibilities with this one are endless.

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Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1933 [Photos]

Mar 2 2012

One of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States - this bridge took long 4 years to build but was instantly recognized for its iconic look. This bridge is also considered to be one of the Wonders of the World.

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Along for the Ride: Infiltrating Hells Angels in 1965 [Photos]

Jan 24 2012

In 1965, Hells Angels welcomed a LIFE magazine photographer (Bill Ray) into their pack, and allowed him to capture their nomad lives on film. The pictures have been around for over 50 years, but only recently have been released by LIFE on their website.

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Jan 4 2012

This is where James Cameron drew his inspiration from when he was working on Avatar. Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area is located in The Wulingyuan District of the City of Dayong, Hunan Province of China and is known for its stone pillars that reach over 1km in height and resemble the ones seen on Pandora (In the movie Avatar).

Make sure to click on photos for high resolution version to see more detail!

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How to Land a 35-Ton, 4-Engine Military Cargo Aircraft Inside of a Soccer Stadium

Dec 26 2011

After a failed helicopter rescue mission during a 1980 hostage crisis in Iran, US government had to come up with another way of airlifting injured people along with a handful of Delta Force. The only problem was safely landing something large enough to carry 52 people, inside of a soccer stadium and then airlifting everyone to a nearby air carrier.

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Versabar VB10000 - a $100 Million Dollar Oil Rig Remover

Nov 29 2011

VB 10000 was designed by Versabar to meet a growing demand for offshore salvage operations. Over the last 3 seasons, this 25-storey monster has successfully completed many recovery projects with world's leading oil corporations, which we're assuming has more than paid it off. Check out some photos and a video of this "crane" in action.

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Air Force Missile Site 8

Air Force Missile Site 8 - That Nearly Began World War 3

Nov 10 2011

Retired top-secret installations are nothing short of jaw-dropping, and this one definitely does not fail to impress. This top secret facility was also once known as Titan II ICBM Site 571-7 because of the massive Titan II missile that it housed inside of it.

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The Lost City of Atlantis

Oct 27 2011

The city of Atlantis. Described by many as the most advanced of the human civilizations. Some believe that the city was destroyed by one of the greatest natural disasters known to man, while others believe that it was only Plato's imagination.

The following article contains some "facts", conceptual images and a video. Dream a little!

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Most Beautiful Cities in the World (Part 1)

Sep 17 2011

In this series I will be highlighting some of the most beautiful cities in the world. This can serve as an inspiration for our reads to go out and explore this beautiful planet.

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Maersk Triple-E – Biggest Ship in the World

Sep 11 2011

The construction of ten Triple-E vessels, each capable of carrying 18,000 twenty foot containers, will put Maersk Line at the helm of change. The size and capacity of these vessels, at 400 metres long and 59 metres wide, will help reduce energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions.

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Facts You Didn’t Know About the SR-71 Blackbird

Aug 5 2011

During the late 1950's Cold War was at large, and USA was actively planning the construction of a top-secret aircraft that would soon replace the U-2. What came next was an airplane that would never become obsolete to this day – the Blackbird.

Read the amazing story about the most influential aircraft of the 20th century.

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Top 10 Things to do While in Paris, France

Jul 6 2011

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; it is filled with historical places, architecture, art and innovation. It has been the leader in art and aerospace engineering since one can remember. This post shows the ten best attractions to see while you are in Paris.

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A Rare Deep Sea Predator – Viperfish

Jul 4 2011

Some of the deepest parts of our planet are a home to rare species like the Viperfish. Earlier we did a post about other species that live at great depths in the Marianas Trench, you should check it out also!

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