Queen Elizabeth II
Posted by ashley @ 4:54 pm on April 6th
In February 1945, Elizabeth II joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, as an honorary Second Subaltern with the service number of 230873. She trained as a driver and mechanic, drove a military truck, and was promoted to honorary Junior Commander five months later. She is the last surviving head of state who served in uniform during the Second World War.
‘King of Wasps’ found in Indonesia
Posted by ashley @ 4:47 pm on April 5th
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Posted by ashley @ 3:54 pm on April 2nd
You can buy a completely street legal Tron Legacy light cycle motorbike for $55,00.
The real-life hubless space-age bike is an amazing recreation of the CGI graphics from the film and is in reality 8ft long, 23-inches wide and 474lbs. Only five of the machines are being produced by Florida-based Parker Brothers Choppers.
$20 Million CIA Cat
Posted by ashley @ 3:25 pm on April 1st
Acoustic Kitty was a CIA pet project launched by the Directorate of Science & Technology in the 1960s attempting to use cats in spy missions, intended to spy on the Kremlin, and Soviet embassies. A battery and a microphone were implanted into a cat and an antenna into its tail. This would allow the cats to innocuously record and transmit sound from its surroundings. Due to problems with distraction, the cat’s sense of hunger had to be addressed in another operation. Surgical and training expenses are thought to have amounted to over $20 million.
The first cat mission was eavesdropping on two men in a park outside the Soviet compound on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. The cat was released nearby, but was hit and killed by a taxi almost immediately. Subsequent tests also failed. Shortly thereafter the project was considered a failure and declared to be a total loss.The project was cancelled in 1967.