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The Haunting Weather Statement That Saved Lives During Hurricane Katrina

Most of us don’t think much of the daily weather statements that meteorologists from the National Weather Service make every single day. Until there’s a natural disaster, of course. But a forecast issued as Hurricane Katrina slammed into the the Gulf states ten years ago today made history for its eloquence—and… » 8/29/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Destroying 2000 bullets is like popping the most explosive popcorn

Destroy all the bullets. But since we can’t do that because the sanctity of America rests on people’s ability to shoot things, destroy some bullets. Like these 2000 bullets that are probably passed their lifetime! Turns out, bullets make for some crazy works of fire. It’s basically explosive popcorn. » 8/29/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Balloon Sends a Link for Anyone to Add Files to Your Dropbox

When you’re trying to collect together a lot of files, it’s a pain to everyone on the same page. If you’re a Dropbox user, Balloon is a web app that lets you create a single link you can send to people so they can add files to your Dropbox without needing a Dropbox account themselves. » 8/29/15 9:45am Today 9:45am

Saturday's Best Deals: Bluetooth Speakers, Cheap Sound Bar, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/29/15 8:56am Today 8:56am

A substance so sensitive it immediately explodes on the lightest touch

Boom! Even if a feather dropped on or a mosquito landed on or like a heavy piece of dust managed to get on top of nitrogen triiodide, an immediate dark purple explosion happens. It’s because nitrogen triiodide is so unstable that it detonates when it’s disturbed, even slightly. Here’s it firing off in slow motion. » 8/28/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Video: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a monarch butterfly

Here’s the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the wild green creepy critter crawler caterpillar to the unassuming cocoon to the beautifully complex and intricate butterfly itself. We get to see the entire process and it’s like a magic trick, enter one way and exit completely different. Nature is always the best… » 8/28/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Very Cool Microscale Lego Dropship Diorama from Aliens

New Zealand-based Lego builder Grantmasters recently completed this microscale build of the Cheyenne, the marine dropship from Aliens. With minimal bricks, he was able to create a very detailed diorama that includes the power plant. » 8/28/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

Making ballet shoes is a delicate form of art

Ballet shoes are dainty and thin and totally unique. Jack Flynn and Nick David filmed this short documentary of the Freed of London ballet shoe factory in Hackney, London to give us a look at how they’re made and the history behind the shoe factory and the people that have worked there for years. » 8/28/15 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Learn the Ancient Art of Fondue With This $36 Kit

How do you improve your favorite foods? By dipping them in cheese or chocolate, of course. This highly-rated Cuisinart fondue set has everything you need to get started for just $36 today, including eight forks, four trays, and an adjustable electric heating element. [Cuisinart CFO-1000 Lazy Susan Electric Fondue Maker » 8/28/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm