All hail the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

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There exists in Washington D.C. a highly secretive court called the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Responsible for deciding when a politically dangerous wiretap is appropriate, this branch of the US government is located on the 6th floor of the Justice Department building. Housed in a lead-enclosed vault (to prevent bugging), this organization is not…

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The Aurora Project

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That the United States government conducts “Black Projects” is no secret. Black projects are projects that are considered top secret. They are so top secret that the government will not even acknowledge that they exist and will hide the budget details of the project or mislead the public by providing false details on the project.…

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The unsolved D.B. Cooper hijacking (skyjacking) of Boeing Flight 305

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D. B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the United States on November 24, 1971, received $200,000 in ransom, and parachuted from the plane. The name he used to board the plane was Dan Cooper, but he became known as “D. B. Cooper”. No conclusive evidence has ever surfaced regarding Cooper’s true identity or…

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The Omega Man Counterfeiter creates counterfeit coins so perfect that the only way to detect his fakes is with a microscope.

Omega sign on a coin created by the Omega Man Counterfeiter

In the early 1970’s, ANACS (American Numismatic Association Certification Service) noticed an unusually high number of “high relief” coins entering the market. High relief coins are coins that are struck multiple times to produce extremely clear, concise contours. Suspicious that an unusually high quality counterfeiter could be the culprit, they began careful examination of the…

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The funniest tweets from last night’s presidential debate

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Obama triggered listeners’ funny bone last night with this quip responding to a criticism from Romney about the size of the U.S. Navy, Obama said: “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of…

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