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The Nazi Saboteurs in America

Several years ago I came across this amazing story on the This American Life program about a bungled Nazi plot of sabotage only six months after Pearl Harbor. When this program first aired, it drew comparisons to present day efforts to try Islamic terrorists in military tribunals. The legal precedent …

Highway Sign Font

As I was working on a video project showing highway signs, I discovered the font used on highway and interstate signage is called “Highway Gothic.” You can download it for your own use here. I also discovered the use of an new font called “Clearview.” It was thought to be …

US Military’s Ray Gun

Raytheon has created a “ray gun” type weapon called Silent Guardian for the US military. It emits an invisible beam of high-energy radio frequency. The non-lethal beam heats up the moisture on the skin inflicting pain. I was unable to find any video of the weapon being demonstrated on anyone, …

Sitting US President Under Enemy Fire

In a little known battle just outside Washington DC during the American Civil War, President Lincoln came out to see the battle and became the only sitting US President to come under enemy fire during a war. In fact a surgeon standing next to him was wounded by a confederate …

Talk about Shipping and Handling charges!

As I browse items on ebay, I’m always chagrined at some of the people who tend to gouge on shipping charges in order to increase the bottom line on low cost items. Here’s one for ya, how about almost $1,000,000 to ship two washers worth 38 cents! Guess who paid …