A Pentagon study of the US nuclear weapons infrastructure revealed “systemic problems across the nuclear enterprise,” reports the New York Times.
One problem seems almost comical:
[C]rews that maintain the nation’s 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles had only a single wrench that could attach the nuclear warheads.
“They started FedExing the one tool” to three bases spread across the country, one official familiar with the contents of the reports said Thursday. No one had checked in years “to see if new tools were being made,” the official said.
How is it possible that a movie with the catchy title of Zyzzyx Road, staring Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl, could only gross $30 at the box office? Mental Floss has a fun list of “11 Movies That Made Less Than $400 at the U.S. Box Office.” If this film’s looks-like-a-typo title (it’s pronounced ZYE-zix, […]
In 2013 James Howells threw away a computer hard drive, forgetting that it had a a “digital wallet” with 7,500 bitcoins in it. By the time he remembered, the value of the bitcoins was over $6 million. He searched the dump for the drive but didn’t find it. The BBC looks at this sad case […]
“Oh, yeah — remember that jar o’ anthrax we mailed you last week? We forgotted to deactivate it. Don’t use it, OK?” — U.S. military warns nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea that the anthrax they sent them for testing was live and very deadly.
Between work, family obligations, and just getting to bed at a decent hour, we all have a lot on our plates these days. So, it’s easy for things like grooming and skincare to never be a high-priority issue. That is until they become a high priority issue. Like when your face constantly breaks out. Or […]
Today’s teachers extol the virtues of hands-on learning, the method of helping students, particularly the youngest children, learn through basic doing. From trial-and-error methods to practice honing their emerging skills, youngsters can soak up a world of learning opportunities when their developing minds are unleashed. While the thought of dropping a smartphone or tablet into […]
“The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.” – Brian May If someone was assigned to turn raw sexiness into an actual, physical real-world object, it would have to be a guitar. The sound. The fit. The swagger. The allure. The longing. It’s all right there in 38 inches and […]