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May 25–May 29, 2017
Music and Medinas of Morocco
Jun 23–Jun 30, 2017
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Jul 10–Jul 16, 2017
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Sep 02–Sep 10, 2017
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A fortified sand barrier dividing the contested territory of Western Sahara is the longest minefield in the world.
Added by AaronNetsky
FDR's Bomb Shelter
The first presidential bomb shelter was located in an old vault under the Treasury, connected to the White House via tunnel.
Added by Elliot Carter
A Piece of a WWII 'Bouncing Bomb' Washed Up on an English Beach
It was just for practice.
March 31, 2017
Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to YouTube
Mushroom clouds galore.
March 16, 2017
These Two WWII-Era Grenades Were Found in a 91-Year-Old's Refrigerator
A Rockland County, New York, bomb squad eventually cleared the scene.
February 27, 2017
Monument to the Bombardment of Ellwood
The first attack on the continental U.S. during WWII occurred off the coast of a quiet California golf course.
Added by Richard Peevers
In the 1960s, Telegraph Poles Were Equipped With Nuclear Bomb Alarms
They were simple-looking white canisters.
January 11, 2017
Found: A 90-Year-Old Live Grenade Sitting in a Museum Closet
The museum called the bomb squad.
January 06, 2017
Found: A Hand Grenade Disguised as a Nutcracker
A man in Shaanxi had been using it to crack nuts for decades.
December 28, 2016
WWII Bomb Discovery Sparks Christmas Evacuation
54,000 residents of Augsburg will have to leave their homes on Christmas Day.
December 23, 2016
The Hanbury Crater
The site of one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, created when a massive bomb dump accidentally exploded.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
Dallas Police Release Training Materials for Its Now Infamous Bomb Robot
They probably hadn't previously considered weaponizing it.
October 06, 2016
A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
Added by Kevin Lo
La Manuela Hacienda Ruins
Ripped apart by a bomb in 1993, the shell of Pablo Escobar's infamous vacation house still stands.
Added by MarEdu
Why You’ll Never Be Able to Block a Presidential Alert
It will always go through.
September 19, 2016
Mysterious Underwater Boom Sparks Ferry Evacuation In France
Officials still aren't sure what caused the blast.
August 02, 2016
70 Years Ago, the U.S. Military Set Off a Nuke Underwater, And It Went Very Badly
Then they tried it four more times.
July 19, 2016
Map: There Are Hundreds of Police Robots in Cities Across the U.S.
American police killed a human with a robot for the first time ever in Dallas. How many more robots are there?
July 08, 2016
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