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Les Paul vs Stratocaster vs Telecaster: The Ultimate Electric Guitar Comparison

16<p>SHARES<p>Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Strats and Teles are among the most popular guitar models of all time. Some players own a version (or two) of all …

Are these normal Japanese things weird to you? 10 things that might surprise you when you visit Japan

When traveling to a foreign country for the first time, no matter how well-prepared you are, there’s sure to be a lot you’ll be surprised by! Let’s …

This incredible WWII plane owned by Thomas Kaplan just sold for $AU6.4 million

Yesterday, a restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mark.1A, P9374, sold for a record £3,106,500 ($AU6.4 million) in London overnight, more than £500,000 above its top estimate. It was auctioned by Christie's.<p>The plane is just one of two airworthy Mk.1 Spitfires and over the past several decades …

7 “Easy-To-Play” Songs To Add To Your Guitar Repertoire

Perhaps Robert Tepper said it best in his song for the film Rocky IV: “There’s no easy way out/There’s no short cut home” For guitar players, most of …

10 tips to avoid a social faux pas in Japan | CNN Travel

BB King, dead at 89: Remembering Live at the Regal’s three-song medley, the greatest 12 minutes of live musical performance ever recorded.

B.B. King, a titan of American music who died Thursday at 89 years old, lived for so long, did so much, and was so deeply woven into our cultural …

The Legacy of Lucille: The Surprising Story Behind B.B. King's Guitar

Eric Clapton had "Blackie" and "Brownie"; Willie Nelson has "Trigger"; Keith Richards, "Micawber." But before all of them, B.B. King had …

Guitar

American Rifleman Has 10 Things You Didn't Know About the M1 Carbine

Here are ten things you probably didn't know about the most produced American infantry arm of WW2 from American Rifleman They say you learn something …

PayPal co-founder raises $275 million to reinvent credit

Banks and financial institutions have not created products that serve younger generations in the most efficient way, according to Max Levchin, the …

Five issues that feed the WWII debate in Japan

<b>WWII is far from being a closed chapter in the Land of the Rising Sun. If Germany seems to have come to terms with its historical responsibilities, Japan, the other major defeated Axis power, still struggles with its past. The battle over the historical memory, that some consider even as a war on</b> …

Japan

Okinawa's World War II history: Bunkers, battlefields | CNN Travel

Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site

Opening her laptop, Tomomi Takemoto studies a 70-year-old map of this claw-shaped island, searching for the burial site of her great-uncle, a Japanese infantryman who was killed in one of the Pacific War's bloodiest battles.<p>Faint printing shows what the U.S. Navy considered notable after the …

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Trump: 'Nothing has changed on North Korea that we know of'<p>A missed flight leads to charges for one passenger<p>Dashcam video captures tornado touching …

WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found 'Amazingly Intact' On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.<p>A new image of the ship suggests it's in good shape for a craft that was damaged by shock waves, heat …

Scuba Divers Community | Dive Site Directory

On <b>Divesitenet.com</b>, create contacts with like-minded Scubadivers before you even get to the beach. We have built this Scuba diving community website …

China 'building airstrip' in disputed South China Sea territory

China is making rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea, according to new satellite images.<p>The facility, on reclaimed land around a reef, would be big enough for fighter jets and surveillance aircraft. IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly …

China

How to play guitar like... Mark Knopfler

<b>Get some of the Sultan's secrets under your fingers with this four-lick lesson on the stellar guitar style of Mark Knopfler</b><p>Not many guitarists are …

Americans, Japanese: Mutual Respect 70 Years After the End of WWII

Adversaries in World War II, fierce economic competitors in the 1980s and early 1990s, Americans and Japanese nonetheless share a deep mutual …

These Guitars Are Made From Detroit’s Old Buildings

Image courtesy of Wallace Detroit Guitars“Detroit’s always been about making things,” says Mark Wallace in a promo video for his business, Wallace …

Ex-Prime Minister Murayama to attend China's WWII anniversary ceremony

Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said Friday he is planning to attend a ceremony China will hold in September to mark the 70th anniversary of …

Abe To Tout U.S.-Japan Alliance In D.C. While Xi Expounds On A 'Common Asian Destiny' At Boao

When Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on April 29, and touts the U.S.-Japan alliance, he will be earning a “first ever” footnote in the history of post-WWII Japan-U.S. relations.<p>In a Saturday 28 speech in Hainan, China’s President Xi Jinping …

The Smashed God: How Paul Allen Solved the Mystery of a WWII Battleship Lost at Sea

<b>1. A Brief History of the Super Battleship</b> <b>Musashi</b><b>; or, the Best-Laid 70,000-Ton Warships Often Go Awry</b><p>Until last week, when the billionaire Paul …

Live Underwater Tour of WWII Shipwreck Airs Tonight

Tonight, you'll be able to virtually tour a sand-caked Japanese battleship that has been sitting on the seafloor since World War II.<p>The wreck of the …

Seafloor

Photo Collection: The Aftermath of Hiroshima

This year marks 70 years since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After Germany surrendered to the allies in May of 1945, The United States, …

LOOK: Explorers find 'most famous' Japanese WWII battleship off Romblon's Sibuyan Island

A Japanese battleship, one of the two biggest ever made, was found more than a kilometer under the Sibuyan Sea, Microsoft co-founder and investor …

B-17 Flying Fortress Photographs | World War II Database

182 items in this album on 10 pages.<p>Waist blister turret of prototype bomber XB-17, which was not adopted in the final design of the B-17 Flying …

Pearl Harbor Navy Base and Ford Island Naval Air Station Photographs | World War II Database

343 items in this album on 18 pages.<p>A view down Pearl Harbor’s main channel during the Japanese air attack, 7 Dec 1941. Note the battleship USS …

Military

10 Odd Jobs From the World War II Military Classification Guide

Click on the History Channel or open up a high school textbook, and you might end up concluding that World War II was exclusively won by troops and …

How To Boost Your Wi-Fi With a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my laptop, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can surf the web from anywhere in …