Have you ever heard of the Battle of Athens, readers? This is not a reference to the city in Greece, but the town in Tennessee, U.S.A. It occurred not long after World War II, when the GIs returning home from the front found the corruption in the local government had worsened while they had been … Continue reading How Soon We Forget…..
Check out this Popular Mechanics article on Project Blue Book, readers: 50 Years Ago, the Air Force Tried to Make UFOs Go Away. It Didn't Work. By MJ Banias Dec 17, 2019 Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Air Force announced the closing of its most famous UFO investigation program, Project Blue Book. While the government’s goal was … Continue reading The Little Blue Book
If not, the article below has a pretty good description of the installment where a veteran of the United States’ Air Force was literally knocked off his feet by the appraiser’s good news. Though it is not unusual for visitors to the show to become flustered when they find out how much their item is … Continue reading Did You See This Episode of Antiques’ Roadshow?
Whether you have watched The Mandalorian or not, by now you doubtless know of the little green Star Wars* child commonly called “Baby Yoda.” A member of Yoda’s unnamed species, the Child* still has at least half the Internet in a state of euphoria even though season one ended in December. By most standards, that would … Continue reading That’s a Baby?
Proposals today have become fairly elaborate endeavors. Now paying to have the name of one’s beloved written in the sky isn’t enough; men have put themselves in Disney movies and spelled out “will you marry me” with Christmas lights. But as the story below demonstrates, this is not a totally new trend: This Army wife's … Continue reading Now That Is a Dress!
The United States Navy seems to think so. They have already patented the design. Check out the link below to learn more, readers! The Navy's Patent for a Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Wild. The designs seemingly stretch the limits of science. By Jennifer Leman Oct 10, 2019 A patent filed by the U.S. Navy last month claims … Continue reading Is a Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Coming Soon?
…with a little. Just ask the United States Marines. Six Marines parachuted into occupied France after D-Day to help the French Resistance fight the Nazis. One Marine was killed at the drop zone, another was injured badly. The remaining four faced the task of training the French underground fighters – known as the Maquis – … Continue reading You Can Do a Lot…
If you remember the probe droids from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back* and the miniature versions seen in new franchise material such as Star Wars Rebels*, then you might find this piece particularly interesting. The pocket-sized drones described in the article below act a great deal like the probes seen in Star Wars. While … Continue reading Another Star Wars Idea Becomes Reality
If you happen to know someone who wants to buy a bunker, readers, this article may be just what you need to see! Nuclear Missile Silo for Sale in the Arizona Desert – Take a Look Inside Nov 22, 2019 Ian Harvey A missile silo is for sale and can be yours if you want it. … Continue reading Built to Last
There is something truly wonderful about watching adult men playing games with young children. Although short, this clip of United States’ Marines engaging in Nerf gun battles with elementary school children is priceless. It is hard not to smile at the men hamming up their “death scenes” for the enjoyment of the boys and girls … Continue reading U.S. Marines Go to War…with Kids?!