I don’t know about you, but just seeing kitties in these paper tanks is enough to make me all giggly.
While the Falklands War turned out to be a fairly pointless battle between two countries who had no actual need for the island, there was one clear winner in the conflict: the island’s penguin population that was in serious decline. Fortunately, because the island is now filled with areas that are covered in landmines that penguins are too light to set off, the island has become an unintentional penguin sanctuary.
Image via Graham Canny [Flickr]
If you thought the military’s idea to train dolphins or bees is crazy, then you’ve never heard the story of Vortek, an amazingly successful animal recruit.
A South Carolina sheriff’s department has purchased a tank with a .50 caliber machine gun. To put this gun into perspective, the amunition is strong enough to peirce through a car and even the millitary is hesistant to use it in most situations. The sheriff, Leon Lott, has actually convinced himself (and is working on convincing the general public) that the armmored personel carrier will “save lives.”
This is ridiculous. Seriously, and I’m even in favor of the right to bear arms, but no one, government official or private civillian should need something that even the military rarely needs. Find out more here.
Fact of the Day:
Orchid stems from a Latin word meaning testicles. â€“Source
Victory Over Japan Day, marking the end of WWII pretty much…yay!
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Pictures taken at just the right time.
Keeping up with my obsession of posting all the cool abandoned places posts I find on the net, here’s a great one from Web Urbanist featuring 15 war-related ruins. The mansion in Talisay City is stunning, I wanna go there and play.
The UN has decided to classify rape as a weapon of war, allowing them to develop strategies to fight back against the abuse.
The council has shown that it affects not only the women, but the whole community. Many war-plagued countries have had a sickening outburst of rapes lately and this proposition will aim to stop the violence. In Congo alone, 40 women are raped daily, sometimes even by supposed “peace keepers” set to protect them.
Hopefully this will greatly affect the people who use this tactic in war, but that has yet to be seen.
How many of you knew that the Army recently hired its first ever Chief Marketing Officer? If that isn’t bad enough, Mr. ideas man decided to launch a fun arcade type of place to show kids how cool the Army is.
While I am not against advertising in anyway, tricking kids into thinking military service is fun so you can ship them off to Iraq is not cool. Not cool at all.