Fake Highway Signs Claim Drones Will Enforce The Speed Limit
Drones have been the talk of the nation. They're crashing into highways. They might be spying on you. And now they're tracking your speed limit... or so some pranksters in California would have you believe.
Signs have been popping up in Marin County that say "Speed Enforced By Drones" with a picture of a drone firing something at the road. Probably a missile. (more…)
Watch What Subways Looked Like 100 Years Ago
You can tell from the construction of New York City's new 7 train extension that building subways is no easy task. That makes it all the more impressive that subways were up and running 100 years ago. And even more amazingly, they don't even look all that different. (more…)
These Are The Hilarious Vanity License Plates You Can’t Have In Georgia
Georgia! It's a bastion of decency and morality nestled deep within the Bible Belt. And for that reason, state officials can't let people drive around with whatever they want on their vanity license plates. Of course not! Such brazen displays of impropriety could upset people and cause them to riot in the streets.
For this reason, the State of Georgia not only rejects many vanity plates that could be construed as offensive (as do many states), but they also maintain a database (search ithere) of all the plates they turned down. (more…)
Check Out These Beautiful Photos From The Apollo 11 Moon Mission
Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the first time humans set foot upon the Moon, when the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 landed on July 20th, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took plenty of stunning photos, and here are a few shots from angles you may not have seen before.
The picture of Earth above is actually from the return trip, after Armstrong and Aldrin made a rendezvous with fellow astronaut Michael Collins in the orbiting Command Module, but I just couldn't help myself from featuring it up top as it's so gorgeous. I won't go ahead and say that it makes the world seem so small and we should all work together, etc. etc.. What I will say, though, is that seeing these images in both color and in high resolution makes the Moon seem that much closer, and our dreams for further exploration that much more attainable. (more…)
San Francisco Surrenders to Startup Mega-Bus Network
Public transit in the Bay Area is so bad that it's devolved into a Mad Max techno-libertarian sci-fi hell-scape, with citizens forced to hitch rides with romantic predators or just yacht to work. But if you work for a big tech company, you get a luxury charter shuttle. Sounds fair, right? SF is struggling to keep everyone happy. (more…)
The Diesels are Coming
That's right, diesel vehicles, which have long been conceived as being loud, annoying, clattering things unfit for our generation are proving to be quite the opposite. With recent advances in mechanical technology, auto manufacturers (both international and domestic) are trying to prove that times have changed. For instance, Chevy has just added the 2014 Chevy Cruze Turbo Diesel to their lineup and the stats don't lie - This is one impressive little machine. (more…)
How To Make A Ton Of Money Off America’s Fighter Pilot Shortage
Wanna make an extra $225,000 just to fly planes and kick ass for America? Then the government has got a deal for you! The Air Force is so short on pilots at the moment that they're offering sweet incentive deals for fighter jocks. (more…)
Commuters Unite to Push Entire Train Car Off Trapped Passenger
Train officials at Japan Railway's Minami-Urawa station were joined this morning by some 40 commuters eager to help push a 70,000 pound train car off a trapped passenger. (more…)
This is Peugeot’s Error 404 Page, And It Made Me Laugh
Well, maybe not laugh. Smugly smile in an I-see-what-you-did-there sort of way is closer to the truth . See, here I was, casually speccing out a 508 RXH (because, you know, imaginary money) when this happened (for those of you who don't know your vintage Pugs, that's a Peugeot 404, hence hilarity). (more…)