How One Man Once Prevented Nuclear Armageddon

Last weekend we learned that a four megaton nuclear bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina back in 1961. That would have been terrible for many people, especially the ones that actually live in North Carolina, but it wouldn't have been the end of the world. A year later, the world almost did end. » 9/28/13 12:48pm 9/28/13 12:48pm

An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million

A tail rudder from the fastest airplane in the world could be yours — for a cool $1 million. The seller didn't say if it was a spare part, or if it was once part of a functioning SR-71 Blackbird, which is an important distinction given the cost. » 6/01/12 4:00pm 6/01/12 4:00pm

NATO Meets Warsaw Pact In Copenhagen: Land Rover and UAZ-469!

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we admire interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. We've already seen a WW2 vet on the Copenhagen street, and now it's the Cold War's turn. » 1/24/10 1:00pm 1/24/10 1:00pm