Ghost of the past: Hong Kong's famous checkerboard landing guide
When Hong Kong still used the Kai Tak airport, pilots had to take a bizarre approach involving a last-minute right-hand turn in order to hit the runway without hitting the nearby mountains. The checkerboard pattern was mounted on a hillside to give them an intermediate target to line up with before changing course for the runway on final approach.
A capella cover of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
(Video) Given that the original is a landmark techno track (which has lasted long enough to be remade by its own creators and somehow turned into a "jazz hands" performance, it really shouldn't come as a surprise that some college kids would've turned the song on its head.
Are we missing a big story in Bolivia?
Apparently 35% of the country's population has declared a sort of independence. That would be big news, and if we're not hearing about it, there's a good chance it's related to our long-standing ignorance of Latin America.
How to raise hydroponic plants at home
Grand Island diver becomes city hero
"It Can't Happen Here" ought to be required reading in high schools
Northern Ireland drivers' license authority loses discs containing 6,000 identities
And yet there are still people in the US and the UK actively pushing for more centralized identity-card programs, as though that would somehow make us magically more secure
"While there have been 1,500-pound men, none have been proportionally built in a way that would fill a hockey goal"