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Trying To Cross The Street In Vietnam Is Just Crazy

If you don’t walk with confidence, you’ll never cross the street. One bit of hesitation and you’re going to cause a massive scooter crash. You have to treat your body like a car. Or at least a moped. Or at least a helmet. If you don’t hit them, they won’t hit you. Or something like that.


This Dog Poop Is Actually A Secret Rescue Beacon

Weird historical artifact of the day: This is not a dog excrement, it’s a T-1151 Dog Doo Transmitter from the collection of the National Museum of the US Air Force. It looks gross, but it was incredibly useful during the Vietnam War.


These Astonishing Vietnam War Firefight Photos Look Like Laser Hell

When James Speed Hensinger was 22, he’d already spent nine months fighting in Vietnam, spending his nights in perpetual fear of snipers hiding in the mountains above. So come April of 1970, after fielding multiple night-time hits from a single sniper and his AK47, the 173rd Airborne Brigade — of which Hensinger was a part — decided to hit back with an arsenal of insane proportions.


This Soaring Openair Cafe Is Made From Giant Bamboo Fishing Baskets

In Vietnam, it’s common to use bamboo baskets to catch fish and eels. Less common? To find the same type of bamboo structures supporting an entire building. This open-air beauty is the Kontum Indochine Cafe, in central Vietnam, and it looks like it’s supported by 15 giant bamboo fishing baskets.


The Only Thing Better Than A Fireworks Show Is A Fireworks Competition

There’s something wonderful about watching things blow up in sparkly, colourful explosions. This explosive timelapse video of the massive annual International Fireworks Competition in Da Nang, Vietnam, will make your backyard shows look puny by comparison.


Vietnam Builds Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge To Commemorate The End Of The War

To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the Vietnam government built this awesome dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. And to ensure that it totally one-upped the light show on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, this one is covered in over 2500 LED lights — oh, and it also breathes fire.


Did The Construction Company Get The Plans For This Building Upside Down?

This is the Hanoi Museum — in Hà Nội City, Vietnam — a beautiful 30,000m² building designed by gmp Architekten. I like the inverted pyramid design, but not as much I like its Guggenheim-ish spiral atrium inside.


This Watch Might Have Saved Someone's Life In Vietnam

Luxury watchmakers seem to be caught up in an arms race to include the most exotic materials in their timepieces. From genuine volcanic ash, to metal from the Titanic to a face stamped from the bodywork of one of the mostrecognizable symbols of the Vietnam War.


Can An Excavator Really Row A Freaking Boat?

Somewhere in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on the Saigon River, floats the most insane, makeshift boat I’ve ever seen. Seriously. It looks like a floating concrete block being rowed by a construction excavator. Huh?


America's Killer Drones Of The Vietnam War

The armed drone has become a symbol of modern war. Who needs people? We have cheap(ish) robots that can spy and kill for us — and they do, around the world. But before UAVs were rocketing Afghanistan, they roamed Vietnam.


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