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I found this guy outside a moment ago.
  • It's more likely that in the developed world we've eliminated most of the critters that look like this so we're just not used to seeing them. People in Papua New Guinea aren't skeeved out by this kind of bug - they snatch them up and eat them when they see them.

  • Two students find security bug that could let millions do laundry for free
  • I (white boy) visited India in the early '90s and brought back a bunch of rolls of half-Rupee coins as souvenirs. Turns out they were the exact same weight and diameter as US quarters (even down to the number of ridges, which makes me suspect India bought a bunch of used US minting machines to make them), so I started using them at laundromats. The exchange rate at the time was 35 Rs to the dollar, so a load in the US that normally cost $1 was costing me less than 6 cents. I do feel bad for the harassment that actual Indian customers probably ended up receiving, although possibly the owners never noticed or cared.

  • Anon wants to ride a zeppelin
  • It wasn’t just one zeppelin.

    It's more the case that back then, nearly every airship ever made ended up crashing in bad weather. Nowadays they're sort of safe since we have much more powerful engines and weather services that can help them avoid the rough stuff, but even then they still can't lift very useful loads.

  • Honestly, this is probably how I will end up dieing
  • Fun fact: in 1987 a young boy was killed and partially eaten by polar bears at a zoo in Brooklyn after he and two other children snuck into the enclosure. Donald Trump offered to pay for his funeral but then reneged.

  • Don't like the sound of that
  • WWII wasn't even really a sequel - it's more of a classic reboot. It's almost exactly the same story as the first one, just with a few twists like Japan and the atomic bomb ending thrown in.

  • Don't like the sound of that
  • So many shells fired it turn the soil into quick sand.

    An interesting stat is that the major combatants fired approximately 300 artillery shells for every soldier that was killed - and 75mm shells (the most common caliber) are not trivial industrial products to produce. It's hard to even conceive of an industrial society devoting that much productive capacity to the task of killing somebody.

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  • There were monoplanes in WWI, most notably the Fokker Eindeckers which kicked the snot out of the Allies for most of 1915 and on into 1916, though largely because of their synchronized machine guns rather than any superiority in their design.

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