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The Most Cringeworthy Liquid Nitrogen Destruction Video You’ll Ever See

The Most Cringeworthy Liquid Nitrogen Destruction Video You’ll Ever See

We’ve seen everything from jelly to raw eggs get completely destroyed after being frozen with liquid nitrogen. But nothing comes close to being as cringeworthy to watch as Brent Rose taking a baseball bat to a 38cm silicone dildo turned into a frozen rock. Despite some interesting science at work…

There Are Still 4,000 Cold War Nuclear Test Films That Remain Classified

There Are Still 4,000 Cold War Nuclear Test Films That Remain Classified

Sarah Zhang has a fascinating post over at Wired about the systematic study of Cold War-era nuclear test films that’s currently being undertaken by nuclear physicist Gregg Spriggs. One of the most interesting elements to the story is the fact that of the 7000 films discovered so far, 4000 are…

Virtual Reality Was In, Sony Was Out: Trends From USA Today In 1995

Virtual Reality Was In, Sony Was Out: Trends From USA Today In 1995

Remember 1995? Yeah, me neither. But to refresh our memories, we’ve got an "In and Out" list from the December 20, 1995 edition of USA Today. This strange artifact (found in the University of California-San Francisco tobacco document archives) gives a peek at how mainstream America was thinking about shifting…