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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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