Jeffrey Jacques

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This C-17 Rocketed Through Star Wars Canyon Like A Fighter Jet

The big cargo hauler executed a knife edge turn and dived down into the canyon in a way that would make an F-16 blush.<p>Eric Larson<p>Tyler RogowayView …

Military Aircraft

A Call for Senior Officer Reform in the Air Force

<i>Editor's Note: This article is written by an Air Force officer using a pseudonym. Regular readers of War on the Rocks know that we authorize this in</i> …

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

Drugged Driver Manages To Crash Car Into Second Story Of Building (Updated)

Incredibly, nobody was killed in this bizarrely impressive wreck, so you can be grimly amazed without all the guilt. A driver, who admitted to being …

Watch a 2,000-HP Lamborghini Crash at 200 MPH

The heavily modified Lambo lost control at triple-digit speeds.<p>Lamborghini Media Center<p>This year's Texas Invitational brought no shortage of tuned …

What Archaeology Is Telling Us About the Real Jesus

<b>The office of Eugenio Alliata</b> in Jerusalem looks like the home base of any archaeologist who’d rather be in the field dirtying his hands than indoors tidying things up. A tumble of dusty, defunct computer equipment sits in one corner, and excavation reports share crowded shelves with measuring …

Archaeology

Watch Every Generation of Volkswagen Golf Morph Through the Years

This early hot hatch paved the way for many more to come.<p>Donut Media<p>The Volkswagen Golf, beloved by many, was the highlight in one of the latest …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

Marvel at the Scope, Scale and Splendor of Ancient Rome With This Virtual Fly-Through

We can all recognise the great architectural landmarks of Ancient Rome: the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Trajan's Column – but do you know how they …

Falling ice chunk demolishing car provides another reason to hate winter

Anyone blessed to live in an area with heavy snowfalls and winter weather knows the dangers that come along with the climate.<p>A camera captured two …

49 Years Ago, Eddie Adams Captured a Pulitzer Winning Photo of the Vietnam War

On February 1st 1968 (49 years ago), Photographer Eddie Adams photographed a moment that would go down as one of the most iconic Pulitzer Winning …

How to Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google …

Driving One of the Surviving Chrysler Turbine Cars Is a Surreal Experience

There are nine left in the world. Only five run.<p>I have a fondness for turbine cars. In particular, the Chrysler Turbine car. I wrote a book about Chrysler's turbine program–which ran from 1953 to 1983–and have even driven the one owned by Jay Leno.<p>Recently, I had the opportunity to see another …

This upgrade kit adds a 2TB hard drive to your PS4

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is the king of consoles this generation, and it’s only getting better now that Sony’s PlayStation VR virtual reality headset has …

Why Americans and the British Spell English Words Differently

Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently? How are colour and color the same word? Centre and center? What’s up with …

The Engineering of Aerobatic Air Race Planes Explained in 5 Minutes

Time to get some serious G's.<p>It weighs less than a smart car, yet pack an enormous 8.8-liter engine. Its wingtips reduce the effect of air vortices on the plane, reducing drag. Yes, a Red Bull Air Race plane like the Edge 540 is a serious piece of engineering, so the guys from the excellent YouTube …

Engineering

This Video Reminds Us That the Tesla Model S Is an Awful Track Car

Car and Driver's P85D Model S could barely get through one lap at Virginia International Raceway.<p>Car & Driver/YouTube<p>Aaron BrownView Aaron Brown's …

Astronaut Films his Re-Entry into Earths Atmosphere - The Footage is Mesmerizing

Astronaut Mike Hopkins was on his way back from the International Space Station when he decided to record the spectacular light show that occurs when …

Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle of Cannae

In 216 B.C., the Roman Republic was embroiled in the second of what would eventually be three devastating wars with the North African city-state of …

‘Amazing’: Scientists crack mystery of Venus’s vanished water

By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over mountain peaks. Finally, upon touching down, the average surface …

Astronomy

America's Only Humor Site

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that turn out to be the most insane to get right.<p>60<p>By CRACKED Readers<br>• /<br>• May 28, 2018<p>Let's talk about olive oil, …

Ice Cream

Louis XVI's flight from Paris

The royal flight to Varennes took place on June 20th, 1791.<p>If any king could have coped with the French Revolution it was not Louis XVI. He was 19 …

France

It Hurts to Watch This Crane Just Completely Drop a McLaren F1 Race Car

The Monaco Historic Grand Prix featured a stunning error when a disabled McLaren fell from a crane that was lifting it off the track.<p>Safety workers in professional motorsports are the best in the business. Professional and fast, they're exactly who you want to see after an issue because you know …

Disability

Conquests of Clovis I

License<p>Based on Wikipedia content that has been reviewed, edited, and republished. Original image by <b>Altaileopard</b>. Uploaded by Mark Cartwright, …

Creative Commons

Ignorance, racism and rage: The GOP’s transformation to the party of stupid started long before Donald Trump

Shift from conscience-driven party of Lincoln to anger-driven party of Trump/Cruz has been 50 years in the making<p>The top leadership of the Republican Party expresses horror at the popularity of Donald Trump as though his positions and values are somehow alien from their own. This is disingenuous. …

The best Minecraft seeds for beautiful, amazing worlds

Here, we've rounded up the best Minecraft seeds for you. No two Minecraft runs are ever the same, which is the magic of the game. One minute you …

Crash test video pits 2009 Chevy Malibu against 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air – guess who wins?

If a 2009 Chevy Malibu got in a head-on collision with a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air, which car would emerge with the least amount of damage? At first …

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230-year-old secret lovers' code solved by Antiques Roadshow viewer

An Antiques Roadshow viewer has cracked a secret code between lovers from 1785<p>At first glance, it appears little more than a pretty trinket: a Georgian cosmetic box given as a token from a gentleman to his lover.<p>But a secret code hidden within a unique 1785 box has finally been cracked, after it …

Filmmaking

Who is Rey? ‘The Force Awakens’ fan theory offers an intriguing new explanation

Yes, the following fan theory will offer a plausible answer to one of our most pressing questions about <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. And yes, this</i> …