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So You Want to Become a Mountaineer? So You Want to Become a Mountaineer?

According to Hemingway, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” I just learned that last one. Here’s how you can too.

Every Major Airline's Wifi Service, Explained and Ranked Every Major Airline's Wifi Service, Explained and Ranked

You know that Louis C.K. joke about wifi on airplanes? He says, “It’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips. It’s amazing—I’m on an airplane! And then it breaks down.… And the guy next to me goes, ‘This is bullshit.’” It’s so true.

Veteran tells how killing a young German soldier haunted him for life Veteran tells how killing a young German soldier haunted him for life

In this day of remembrance for all of those who fought for this country—and others too—I thought it would be good to hear the heartbreaking story of Joseph Robertson, a World War II veteran who had to kill a young German soldier face to face, during the Battle of the Bulge. Listen—and think.

8% of college-educated Americans brought a parent to a work interview 8% of college-educated Americans brought a parent to a work interview

According to human-resources firm Adecco, 8-percent of college-educated americans brought a parent to a job interview in 2012. Worse: 3-percent actually had the parent sit on the interview.

Europe's Answer to American's Dreamliner Flies for the First Time Europe's Answer to American's Dreamliner Flies for the First Time

According to the European airplane manufacturer Airbus, their new A350 XWB plane is more fuel efficient and can carry more passengers (350 vs 250) than its American counterpart, the Boeing Dreamliner. It flew today for the first time in Toulouse, France.

How to Book Travel Online for Less How to Book Travel Online for Less

With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a first-born to offer, now's the time to book your travel plans. Here's how to get away without breaking the bank.

Just how ridiculously cosmic will Thor: The Dark World get? Just how ridiculously cosmic will Thor: The Dark World get?

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel is close to finding a director to replace Rupert Wyatt, and there are some seriously intriguing candidates. Another great director says he wants to work on Doctor Who. Plus tons of videos for Doctor Who, Fringe, Frankenweeie, and much more!

Watch This Fiery American WW2 Bomb Exploding In Munich Yesterday Watch This Fiery American WW2 Bomb Exploding In Munich Yesterday

Put up your headphones and pump up the volume, because you need to hear the sound while watching this American 550-pound (250 kilogram) bomb exploding in Munich, Germany. Can you imagine thousands of these falling and exploding all over the city? Hell on Earth.

12 Helmets from the Dark Ages of Football 12 Helmets from the Dark Ages of Football

Today's high tech football kit may be magnitudes more protective than the bits of molded cow skin you see here but they're not nearly as intimidating. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 early examples of these bad ass cranial caretakers.

The Top Tech Quotes from 2011 Are Actually Entertaining The Top Tech Quotes from 2011 Are Actually Entertaining

The New Yorker has a list of the top ten tech quotes of 2011. Instead of the usual boring quotes about how awesome a product is, they're insights into the dirty underbelly of the world of technology.

Who Is Alexander Calder and Why Is He Part of a Google Doodle? Who Is Alexander Calder and Why Is He Part of a Google Doodle?

Today's Google Doodle is a mesmerizing geometric mobile that slowly spins above the search box. The Doodle commemorates the 113th birthday of Alexander Calder, an American artist and sculptor famous for inventing the mobile.

An American Flag Full of Tweets An American Flag Full of Tweets

No offense to Betsy Ross, but this is an American flag made for the 21st Century. It's a digital weave created from the avatars of Twitter users who tweet about Independence Day using a July 4th hashtag.

How to Build The World's Largest Dinosaur How to Build The World's Largest Dinosaur

As if the anyone needs additional incentive to be interested in a dinosaur exhibit beyond, like, dinosaurs, the American Museum of Natural History is opening The World's Largest Dinosaurs, centered around a massive half-skin, half-dissected, life-sized Mamenchisaurus.

I'm a Gross, Sweaty Hipster, and I'm a PC I'm a Gross, Sweaty Hipster, and I'm a PC

World-famous DJ/mashup artist Girl Talk (a.k.a. Greg Gillis) has gone on record: he's a PC, and his sweatband may not be totally ironic. His "I'm a PC" short features a lot of his philosophies on music, which aren't so interesting, and his habit of taping Saran wrap to his computer during shows, which is sort of…

Delta to Block Porn On In-Flight Wi-Fi So Flight Attendants Don't Have To Delta to Block Porn On In-Flight Wi-Fi So Flight Attendants Don't Have To

Where the open internet goes, porn follows; howerver, this golden rule is being re-evaluated for the friendly skies by Delta, who plans to filter web sites used on their implementation of Aircell's Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service. While most of the early adopters of in-flight Wi-Fi have said they will only filter certain…

American Airlines to Test In-Flight Wi-Fi in 2008 American Airlines to Test In-Flight Wi-Fi in 2008

Some time in 2008, you may be lucky enough to get on a 767-200 transcontinental American Airlines flight that's testing the AirCell in-flight broadband service. The wireless net access will be available to all classes—yes, even us poor people—for a price. There will be three antennas outside the plane to transmit…

Pink Stinger Tampon Taser Pink Stinger Tampon Taser

American Inventor Spot has too much of two things—time on their hands and vaginas on their mind. How else can you explain this "experimental" tampon personal security taser.

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