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US Bombing of ISIS Cash Depot Sends Money Flying Everywhere

US Bombing of ISIS Cash Depot Sends Money Flying Everywhere

Holy crap. Declassified footage of a US bombing of ISIS cash depots has been released and you can see the airstrike that made millions of dollars fly away ina swarm after the explosion. The money spreads all over the place.

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January 15th

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The Pentagon’s Effort to Make Smaller Nukes Scares Me

Hey look, it’s the scariest New York Times sentence you’ll read in 2016:

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Adam Clark Estes

January 12th

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Old WWII Bomb Blown Up After Washing Ashore on a Florida Beach 

This makes stepping on a jellyfish seem like no big deal: A beachgoer found a mysterious cylindrical hunk of sea-worn metal washed up on the shore at St. Pete Beach, Florida. It turned out to be a barnacle-covered M122 photoflash bomb from World War II, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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Kate Knibbs

July 20th

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Seeing plants naturally explode like bombs is pretty freaking gross

Imagine you’re taking a walk and trying to enjoy Mother Nature for all her beauty when you brush up against a squirting cucumber and have it explode like a bomb and spew its seed and guts all over you like a blown up, shooting fire hydrant. These things are like a ticking time bomb, when they blow they GO.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

June 12th

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CSI: Cyber and the Crowdsourced iPad Internet Addiction Bomb 

We open in a movie theater, where two guys are arguing about cell phone etiquette. This discussion is perhaps the only vaguely realistic element of tonight’s episode, which is by far the dumbest CSI: Cyber installment yet, and yes, I am aware that is a bold statement.

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Kate Knibbs

April 9th

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Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up for a Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich's Incredible Pyro, a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the country. In thisNew York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing shit up.

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Michael Hession

February 24th

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Birds Fitted With Suicide Vests Are the New IED

Birds Fitted With Suicide Vests Are the New IED

The Taliban reportedly has a new weapon in its crusade against the heretical West: remotely detonated birds. No, seriously, think birds wearing suicide vests. Why not just load explosives into a coconut and deliver them by swallow already?

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Andrew Tarantola

December 2nd

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New Nanotech Sensors Could Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out of a Job

New Nanotech Sensors Could Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out of a Job

TSA lines are the very definition of a "necessary evil." Everyone hates the long waits and the awkward disrobing dances as you rid yourself of all your shoes, smartphones, metal, etc. Yet, we're eternally grateful when crazy people with samurai swords don't fly coach. Now, a new breakthrough in nanotechnology could help ease our collective TSA dread, at least a little bit.

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Darren Orf

July 22nd

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How WWI Bombs Shattered Bedrock and Changed the Geology of France

How WWI Bombs Shattered Bedrock and Changed the Geology of France

Every once in a while, we're reminded of World War I's awful legacy: Trenches that run like gashes through the French countryside , craters in farmland, the iron harvest. These scars are even deeper than we might imagine. Bombs actually shattered bedrock and created the bizarre, dimpled landscape of modern day Verdun.

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Sarah Zhang

June 13th

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The Megaton Floor Lamp Is Built from a Real Bomb

The Megaton Floor Lamp Is Built from a Real Bomb

The US military is still inundated with obsolete and unusable ordnance from as far back as the beginning of the Cold War. But rather than simply dispose of these old bombs by, say, blowing them up, one enterprising design studio is transforming them into helpful house wares.

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Andrew Tarantola

March 17th

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