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Japan’s Secret WWII Weapon: Exploding Balloons

Japan’s Secret WWII Weapon: Exploding Balloons

WWII saw the development of some zany designs for weapons, such as when the U.S. developed pigeon guided missiles and (literal) bat bombs (the latter of which were a little too effective, accidentally destroying the testing base when they escaped), or when the Soviets trained exploding anti-tank dogs. Not to be left out of the fun, the Japanese developed their own oddball weapon. Starting in November of 1944, Japan launched over 9,000 devices they called "Fu-Gos" aimed at the United States and Canada. Fu-Gos were hydrogen balloons equipped with incendiary devices that, in theory, would be transported over the Pacific Ocean via the jet stream to devastate the landscape, perhaps starting massive fires in farm fields and forests across North America.

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Samsung replaces its mobile design chief

It might have been defiantly plastic, but the Galaxy S5’s lukewarm critical reception has apparently stimulated change at the higher levels of Samsung. Chang Dong-hoon, formerly Head of Mobile Design, tendered his resignation last week, and will be…

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The Lenovo N20P Chromebook Will Bend over Backwards for You

The Lenovo N20P Chromebook Will Bend over Backwards for You

Lenovo has just announced the release dates and feature sets of its two latest Chromebook iterations ahead of today’s press conference and there’s something for everyone in the offering.

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Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Win Rock-Paper-Scissors

Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Win Rock-Paper-Scissors

Turns out that all you rock-paper-scissors champions who chalk it up to skill over luck may be on to something. Because according to science, there might actually be a winning strategy to this greatest of metacarpal match-ups.

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Who is Murphy of Murphy’s Law?

Who is Murphy of Murphy’s Law?

For those not familiar, Murphy’s Law states: "Anything that can go wrong will."

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Spotify Asks Band to Take Down Scam Album, Band Responds Hilariously

Spotify Asks Band to Take Down Scam Album, Band Responds Hilariously

Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck’s ironic Spotify record, Sleepify , which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band’s tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band’s attempted scam. They’re not happy about it!

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HTC-made Nexus 8 reportedly coming this summer

When it comes to producing affordable Nexus tablets, Google’s on a roll — and it’s looking to take advantage of that momentum. After partnering with ASUS on a 7-inch tablet each of the last two summers, the software giant is now reportedly working…

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