Crime shows have fallen in love with forensics in recent years. Not just standby crime shows like Law & Order and CSI, but all types of crime drama make liberal use of DNA testing and substance analysis to catch their bad guys. It appears that Hollywood’s forensic science colleges teach their graduates a custom curriculum that is only applicable for a three-walled lab littered with a forest of light trees and multiple cameras surrounding its scientists. While there are some truths to its dramatic depiction, there are significant forensic science investigation differences that are simply not applicable to real life. Here is a list of major differences. Read More
As we remember the Titanic on the 100th anniversary since its sinking, looking back through history can yield some exceptionally interesting finds. One such find is the final menu that graced the tables of the luxury cruiser. With items like Custard Pudding, Potted Shrimps, and Corned Ox Tongue, it’s clear that the last meal of so many people was, at least, pleasant.
This doorway in Brussels is a reminder of a time when form and function were peppered by art and life was seen through a different lens, especially in architecture, communication, and even food. Bring it back, if only to help us forget the overly functional way the world is today.
The key factor when building a defensible zombie fortress is controlling the points of entry. With a little modification, this church in Bettlach, Switzerland has the potential to be just that. Add steel bars over the windows, cut down the trees for visibility, and add a moat to keep the crawlers away (who may be the biggest threat with their lighter weight and ability to climb) and you have a solid fortress to live out your days during the zombie invasion.
Every once in a while, a movie comes along that had very little value to it but had one element that made it (somewhat) worth watching. In this case, the movie was “Gone in 60 Seconds” and the worthy moment was re-introducing the masses to the 1967 Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500, known by many now as Eleanor.
Small businesses often use storage facilities to house product stock. Business owners who work from home or in small offices don’t have a lot of extra space, and the investment in a storage unit leaves them (at least a little) room to stretch out. But storage units also get a lot of attention in the news for a less respectable business enterprise: drugs. Less-than-bright drug producers and sellers have been known to use mini storage to keep their illicit products secure. Oddly, they also often get caught, either due to reports of strange activity at the storage facilities, or through police investigations. Here are a few storage unit drug busts that boggle the mind. Read More