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Government to investigate fresh claims of plundering of Second World War shipwrecks in Asia

An investigation is being launched into claims that up to 10 British Second World War wrecks in Asia have been plundered for scrap metal.<p>Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, said he was "very concerned" to hear fresh allegations that remains of four ships lying off the Malaysian and Indonesian …

17 Rules of the Coen Brothers' Cinematic Universe

Enter the world of the Brothers Coen, a place "steeped in a slightly embellished reality."<p>If you tried to describe the work of directors Joel and …

Coen Brothers

Telephones of Tomorrow (1962)

Brian Horrigan, co-author of the retrofuturism bible <i>Yesterday's Tomorrows,</i> pointed me to this amazing advertisement from Bell Telephone System which …

Decades Of Defiance And Joan Jett's Bad Reputation

Aug 19, 2018<p>Defiance is very well the key to Joan Jett’s longevity in rock n’ roll. In the upcoming biopic, <b>Bad Reputation</b>, Jett doesn’t mince words: …

A Bike Honoring the Lives of First Responders Lost in the 9/11 Attacks Just Found a New Home

<!—http://cdn.brid.tv/live/partners/9968/sd/280475.mp4—><p>A group of first responders found a beautiful way to honor those who died during the attacks …

Terrorism

Marrying Elvis’ daughter may not be key to riches if you sign postnup – twice – without reading it

<b>By BILL HETHERMAN</b> | <i>City News Service</i><p>LOS ANGELES — Lisa Marie Presley’s 2007 postnuptial agreement with her estranged husband barred him from …

Los Angeles

The inside story of the 1968 performance which made Elvis Presley cool again

Elvis Presley in 1968 was a fading star.<p>He had not performed live in seven years, his Hollywood films had been panned by the critics (though they …

Music

These Beautiful Paper Artworks Will Leave You Inspired

Gifted British paper artist Pippa Dyrlaga unquestionably has more patience and focus than most. Inspired by Mother Nature and the diverse creatures …

Sculpture

Criminals have perfected the art of taking over dead peoples' online accounts

When you die, your relatives will be sad and (depending on the circumstances of your death) possibly left scrambling to make arrangements for your …

Encryption

If superpowers were real: Super strength - Joy Lin

Is Pamela Smart Still In Jail? 'American Murder Mystery' Asks How Sexism May Have Impacted Her Trial

Before the OJ Simpson trial became heralded as "the Trial of the Century", there was the sensational case of Pamela Smart, a woman who stood accused …

Crime

The NYPD Is Furious About This Video Of Two Guys Weighing Weed On A Squad Car

The NYPD is furious about a recent video showing two men weighing cannabis on a squad car. The creator of the video says it was all in fun, but …

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White Boy Rick: History vs. Hollywood

Is this story of a teenage FBI informant consistent with the facts? (Crime)

Crime

Road Trip Games Have a History Older Than Road Trips

They say it's not about the destination; it's about the journey. And what defines the journey when you're on a 32-hour road trip, 16 of them through …

Road Trips

The Most Exclusive Museum in the Galaxy May Be on the Moon

On November 14, 1969, the Apollo 12 mission launched and three astronauts began humanity's second trip to the lunar surface. While this fateful …

Andy Warhol

I Farmed 9999 Coins So My Son Could Have The Stupid Skeleton Outfit From Super Mario Odyssey

This is what love is.<p>Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not …

Contact CI's Maestro VR Haptic Glove Let Me Actually Feel Virtual Objects

Everyone does it the first time they try VR. It doesn’t matter if it’s a static 360 image, a passive 360 video, an immersive VR experience, or a …

What the First Days of World War II Was Like

Life as it was known and understood changed forever when World War II began in 1939.Just after midnight on September 3, 1939, a stylish young former …

World War II

Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.<p>There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes.<p>Yet there’s …

Archaeology

The rise of the Great British ‘bobby’: a brief history of Britain’s police service

Why do police officers wear blue? How did they operate in the past? And when was the first female 'bobby'? Crime historian Clive Emsley, author of <i>The</i> …

Haunting pictures of Stalin's ghost railway built on the bones of 300,000 gulag inmates who died constructing it

These haunting pictures show the modern remains of Stalin’s notorious ‘Railway to Nowhere’ built on the bones of some 300,000 Gulag prisoners who …

Mosquitoes

HUMANOID HISTORY

Found: A Mummification Recipe From Prehistoric Egypt

New research shows ancient embalmers were using resins and gums far earlier than we thought.<p>Thousands of years ago—long before he arrived at the …

Archaeology