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Lazy Dog – an aerial bomb without any explosives

Well, ok - Lazy Dog is technically not a bomb. It is an American kinetic munition, used extensively during the Vietnam and...

Scott Sociable looks like it lost a wheel, but it was actually built like...

There are different types of three-wheeled cars. Some have two wheels in the front and one in the back, others are the...

Why do ships have bulbous noses which normally stay under the waterline?

If you ever took a walk around the harbour, you would notice that some ships have their noses slightly out of the...

If suicide doors were so dangerous, why some cars had them?

Did you know that many cars of the early 20th century had suicide doors? That's what they call rear-hinged car doors, because...

Why hot air balloons still have wicker baskets?

A hot air balloon is a relatively simple aircraft. It is just a thin fabric balloon with a wicker basket underneath (with...

7 interesting facts about the amazing plumb bob

We could hardly find a simpler tool in the arsenal of a modern carpenter. Plumb bob is just an axially symmetrical weight...

Luxury trains used to run on paper wheels

"You're like a train with paper wheels" - this sounds like an insult, doesn't it? However, train wheels made from paper actually...

Vespa with a 75 mm anti-tank gun – a weird weapon from the previous...

Vespa is a famous Italian brand of scooters, produced since 1946. Vespa's are still very popular today - they always attract the...

Why grain auger is always on the left side of the combine harvester?

Combine harvesters are marvelous machines and they have many interesting features. For example, have you ever noticed that pretty much every combine...

Why speedometers freeze in accidents? Are those readings reliable?

A sad report in the evening news - another speed enthusiast caused a terrible accident. There is nothing left of his car...

The giant dream – Antonov An-225 Mriya

On February 27, 2022, it was officially confirmed that Ukraine and the world had lost a special plane - the Russian invaders...