Fails

  • Culture

The Abandoned and Resurrected Gaya Land in South Korea

When our Bob Thissen visited Gaya Land in Gimhae, South Korea, it was an eerie…

  • Technology

Abandoned Palazzo of Power: The Port Richmond Generating Station

The Neo-classical style building, designed for the Philadelphia Electric Company, was built between 1919 and…

  • History

The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland’s Ice Cap

The U.S. Army has left a ticking time bomb in Greenland—but it doesn’t take the…

  • History

A Primitive Hyperloop: New York City’s First Subway

It may have only been a block long but this subway was opulent, underground and…

  • History

British Home Children: Noble Intentions Gone Bad

Everyone dreams of a brighter future for children. Anne MacPherson, a Scottish Evangelical Quaker who…

  • Technology

A Look Back and Forward at the Flying Car

The path to a functional flying automobile has been a rocky one, but the days…

  • History

The 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster and the End of the Zeppelin

When you hear the word zeppelin, most people think of the band Led Zeppelin or…

  • History

Big Business Is Knocking Down the Fading Spaghetti Tree

It seems like eons ago that Switzerland made headlines around the world with news of…

  • Culture

Kopi Luwak: The Good and the Bad of Civet Poop Coffee

Any discussion on kopi luwak, some of the most expensive coffee in the world, must…

  • History

The Time Detroit Gave the Key to the City to Saddam Hussein

In case you happen to ever find yourself in a dank Detroit watering hole getting…

  • Technology

Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling

Hand-built semi-submersibles are here, packed to the gills with enough cocaine to fuel any rager…

  • History

5 Great Big Presidential Inauguration Fails

The last few triumphant steps towards the front door of the White House for a…

  • Technology

Space Debris: Earth’s Orbit is Turning Into a Junk Minefield

Hypothetically, could one copy of the 2013 film Gravity bring mankind, with its dependence on all…

  • Technology

Concorde: The Plane of The Future, From 50 Years Ago

The aviation field has changed in many remarkable ways over the years — evolving from…

  • History

Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway

Los Angeles is a city known for its ongoing love affair with movie star glitz…

  • Technology

Lake Mead’s B-29 Superfortress is Underwater History

When Captain Robert M. Madison eased himself into the pilot’s seat behind the controls of…

  • History

The United States Dropped 4 Nukes on Spain, Accidentally

Hollywood has taught us that nuclear weapons are dangerous in the wrong hands, typically highly…