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Cats In Tanks

I don’t know about you, but just seeing kitties in these paper tanks is enough to make me all giggly.

Animals History

How Land Mines Saved Penguins

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]

Animals History

Vortek The Soldier Bear

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.


File Under Terrifying

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.

Daily Goodness

Daily Goodness

Quote of the Day:
“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.” -Amelia Earhart

Fact of the Day:
Orchid stems from a Latin word meaning testicles. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
Victory Over Japan Day, marking the end of WWII pretty much…yay!

Link of the Day:
Pictures taken at just the right time.

Interesting Politics Travel

More Amazing Destroyed Places -Go War

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.


Rape Hase Been Classified As A War Tactic

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.

Story via Boing Boing. More info on the UN proposition available here. Most info on the use of Rape in the Congo here.

Advertising Politics Sickening

Sickening: Army Creating Arcades to Market To Children

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.