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Now You Can Buy Your Own Aircraft Carrier

Looking for a place with a water view, lots of garage space, and a flight deck? Do you have $3,000,000 in the bank, and can you afford to tow a ship across the Atlantic? If so, you're in luck: the Royal Navy is selling the HMS Invincible, an aircraft carrier decommissioned in 2005. Fans of Top...

Skeletons in Art

Skeletons in Art

Vanitas,” Latin for “vanity,” is a style of painting containing symbols of mortality, but may also include symbols of vanity (such as mirrors and musical instruments), expressing the emptiness and worthless nature of worldly goods. According to art dealer Carlton Hobbs, Belgian painter Antoine...

10 Best New Books to Read for the Summer of 2012

10 Best New Books to Read for the Summer of 2012

So you can’t stand the heat the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy throws on a hot summer day? Then this list is for you. We’ve peeked at the bestsellers from the New York Times, Amazon, L.A. Times, and even Oprah’s reading lists to find a great read for anybody. Even the choosiest of readers. Since...

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What Is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a type of plastic that is used in many kinds of industrial and manufacturing applications. The bulletproof windows that are attached to security vans and the compact discs (CDs) that hold music and video are all made from polycarbonate. One of the most important features of...

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What Is Resin?

Resin is an ingredient used in making artwork and polymers. It is also used in the manufacturing of many consumer products. For example, varnish and lacquer—common finishes for furniture—contain resin. It is sometimes incorporated into ink, jewelry and even perfume. Not many people know that amber...

10 Best Remote Control Cars and Trucks

10 Best Remote Control Cars and Trucks

Remote control cars and trucks are one of the most favored treasures of childhood. Fortunately, just because people grow up, does not mean people have to outgrow RC vehicles. We've collected a list of the best RC products available for young and old enthusiasts. Here's our list of the 10 Best...

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What Is a Jack of All Trades?

A jack of all trades refers to a person who knows a lot of things and can do a variety of tasks. Te word jack can be traced back as early as the 13th century when that name was so common as is it a name that connotes masculinity, bravery and also refers to certain tools that men use in their work....

16 Gadgets Every Guy Should Have in Their Kitchen

16 Gadgets Every Guy Should Have in Their Kitchen

So, you've decided you want to get into cooking — but where do you start? What do you need in your kitchen? Sure, you've got pots and pans and chopping blocks and whatnot, but what about cool stuff? Toys, gadgets, things that go beep? These 16 items are gadgets that ever guy should have in their...

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What Is a Forstner Bit?

A Forstner bit is a type of drill bit that is employed when making furniture or other woodworks. A Forstner bit is usually costs more than the standard twist bits. But despite the higher price, Forstner bits have qualities that make them a better choice for furniture makers. Benjamin Forstner, a...

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What Is MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)?

MDF, or medium density fiberboard, is a kind of particleboard that is made from composite wood. Specifically, MDF is made from wood waste (specifically the fibers) that are glued together using either heat, resin or pressure. MDF is a very versatile building material that can be used in a variety...