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February 03, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Good evening and happy Hump Day all.

A Higgins Boat Lands on Omaha Beach Once Again
12 years ago a Frenchman, Hugues Eliard, found an old D-Day Higgins Boat along a Normandy river and decided to restore it. And this past June after over a decade of hard work on it the boat landed again at Omaha beach.


The 10 Most Bizarre Comic Books
Note some covers are NSFW. And the oddest one, Hansi: The Girl Who Loved the Swastika, turns out to be a true story with a happy ending.

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Troops in Afghanistan Will Be Able To See Through Walls in 2010
The scanners use ultra-wideband 5 Ghz radio waves and supposedly can detect people or animals more than 20 feet behind an 8-inch-thick concrete slab. So we have the motion scanner - all we need now is the M41A pulse rifle to go with it.

Lady Gaga: Definitely a Woman
Or a very short-changed man.

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So how do you make a smoke alarm for deaf people?
With wasabi of course.

Chinese Train Stations at Rush Hour
You don't want to be there.

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Reminder: the Yahoo AoSHQ group.

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