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    North Korean army displays fake missiles in pompous military parade

    It’s not unusual for small dictatorships to provide displays of force in their own country, this usually is enough to convince their countrymen (and women) that they are a mighty force to be reckoned with, that any deviation from the regime will not be tolerated, and that it will...
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    Fake Navy SEALs outed on website

    In the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s demise at the hands of the once-copyrighted SEAL Team Six, the number of men on dating websites claiming to be US Navy SEALs has skyrocketed, and not surprisingly, there are now more SEALs on dating websites than actually exist in real life....
  • Russian soldiers shoot snow, snow fires back [video]

    This YouTube video shows a group of Russian soldiers in North Ossetia creating a controlled avalanche… using artillery. Watching them nonchalantly stroll towards their vehicles as tons of snow barrel towards them tells me that they: A) hate life; B) have done it too many times to get any...
  • Retired Gorkha takes on 40 armed robbers

    A train robbery in West Bengal went horribly awry for a gang of 40 bandits armed knives, swords and pistols – when they encountered the sharp end of a retired Gorkha’s khukuri. The robbers stopped the train and were busy relieving passengers of their valuables when they came across...
  • Death wears bunny slippers… and a Snuggie, no longer plays Wii

    Word on the Interwebs is that the patch that you see to your left is one that is actually worn by a number of USAF missile crews. In real life, sitting at a nuclear missile console waiting for an order to push a bunch of buttons and rain nuclear...
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    World much stupider than returning soldier remembered [TSA]

    If you ever needed proof that we are lost in a sea of pointless rules designed to make traveling (and indeed life in general) more difficult than it ever needed to be, this is it. The eminent minds at TSA saw fit to confiscate an armed soldier’s nail clippers...
  • Used Aircraft carrier hits the auction block

    The HMS Invincible began serving Britain in 1980, saw action during the Falkland Islands War and was in use all the way up until 2005 when the Royal Navy decided to get new boats and give one lucky buyer the chance to pick up a piece of maritime history....
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    Mystery missile spotted near Los Angeles

    A KCBS helicopter near Catalina Island (about 35 miles off the coast of Los Angeles) captured some potentially ominous footage – a missile contrail. As of yet, nobody can state what the missile was or where it came from. The North American Aerospace Defense Command confirmed the existence of...
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    Japanese Coast Guard performs dance routine on ship

    This video shows members of the Japanese Coast Guard (a highly rigid military organization) dressed as dancing schoolgirls dancing on the bow of a coastguard ship – in what may or may not be a bizarre hazing ritual. The action was captured by passengers aboard a civilian vessel somewhere...