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The US Coast Guard Caught This Cocaine-Smuggling Semi-Submersible

The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that the Coast Guard Cutter Munro would offload thirty-nine thousand pounds of cocaine in San Diego with Vice President Pence presiding. The copious amounts of powdered narcotic had been taken in 14 separate seizures, including a particularly large haul in mid-June from the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Massive Ocean Liner Appears from the Fog and Almost Crashes Into a Venice Dock

The Giardini della Biennale is a parkland area of Venice, Italy, that was created by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte, and is known for the Venice Biennale Art Festival and the many cats that prowl around there. What it’s less known for are massive, city-block-sized cruise ships almost running into it, but that’s…Read more… Continue […]

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These Ancient Warships Built For World War II Are Still in Service 74 Years Later

The Second World War ended in 1945, but you wouldn’t know it from the look of some navies. At least eight countries still operate warships built for service in World War II—and in at least one case much earlier than that. Ships that served in the D-Day invasion, or even the Russian Czar’s Imperial Navy […]

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Area Dog Knows What It Did

A Tennessee man took his boat to the lake recently to practice for an upcoming finishing tournament, and launched more than he expected off of the boat ramp—his Dalmatian, who was in the man’s RV while his owner was getting the boat ready, knocked the vehicle into reverse and sent it for a swim. Read […]

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Infamous Bluebird Jet-Engined Speedboat Is Back After Spending 34 Years as an Underwater Wreck

One of the fastest and most remarkable watercraft ever built, the Bluebird K7, returned to the water for the first time this past weekend after an absence of 51 years, 34 of which were spent at the bottom of a British lake. The Bluebird K7 is best known as the vessel that Donald Campbell used […]

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It’s Dangerous And Terrible But I Sort Of Respect The Kook Who Built His Shitty Boat Trailer With Duct Tape And Pallets

A Canadian driver was pulled over yesterday and hit with over $,1500 U.S. in fines when it was discovered that the trailer being used to haul his pretty large sailboat was made from old pallets, duct tape, and, presumably, some industrial-grade hope. Oh, also, the builder was careful to include no brakes.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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It’s Officially Too Hot Out When Even The Damn Bridge Needs Cooling Off

The northeastern United States experienced some near-record high temperatures this past weekend. These extreme temperatures not only affected how people spent their time outdoors (see also: didn’t), but also the infrastructure. That’s when you know it’s officially Too Damn Hot Out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How One SUV Fire Destroyed $45 Million In Cars, Damaged A Massive Ship, And Sparked A Legal Battle Between Ford And BMW

Mary didn’t know anything was wrong with her old Ford SUV when it was loaded onto a container ship in Europe in mid-2015. But she found out the hard way when it caught fire below deck, taking $45 million worth of other cars with it, causing another $55 million in damage to the vessel and […]

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Aston Martin’s Submarine Will Have Carbon Fiber All Over The Interior Because Of Course It Will

Submarines are the coolest thing ever, until you realize using one means you’ll be hundreds of yards deep as a small pocket of air in a large, unrelenting body of water—inescapable if something, you know, goes wrong. With that cheery thought in mind, Aston Martin now has a production version of its submarine.Read more… Continue […]

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