Flying this Nazi glider from 1938 seems incredibly fun

This dude is flying a Schulgleiter SG38 over Baden-Württemberg, in Germany, an extremely rare glider built in 1938 for the National Socialist Flyers Corps, a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. 10,000 of them were made, and many of the pilots who learn to fly on it became Luftwaffe pilots. » 6/09/14 8:22pm 6/09/14 8:22pm

Thousands of Tons of Nazi Chemical Weapons Are Hiding in the Baltic Sea

When the Nazis surrendered their weapons at the end of World War II, the Allies got rid of them in a way that made sense in the 1940s: they dumped it all into the water. Mustard gas and other chemical weapons—estimates ranging from 13,000 to 300,000 tons—are now slowly leaking into the Baltic Sea. » 4/27/14 1:00pm 4/27/14 1:00pm

One of America's Most Famous Architects Was a Nazi Propagandist

American architect Philip Johnson designed some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century. Johnson, who died in 2005, has long been hailed as one of the greats. But there's one fact about the man that many people in the architecture community don't like to talk about: Johnson was a fascist who openly supported… » 4/22/14 4:20pm 4/22/14 4:20pm

1940 photo of a Nazi fighter test seems from the future

This photo of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter being tested in a wind tunnel comes from the archives of the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, the national aeronautics and space research centre of Germany. It doesn't feel like a photo from 1940. This facility actually looks from the future. » 12/16/13 7:51pm 12/16/13 7:51pm

Should Germany Spend Millions Preserving Nazi Rally Grounds?

At the height of his career as the architect of the Third Reich, Albert Speer was already imagining what his buildings would look like as ruins. In fact, by the mid-1930s, Speer was designing based on “ruin law,” his term for what a building would look like once it decayed. Today, Nuremberg city officials are… » 9/03/13 3:01pm 9/03/13 3:01pm

German Neo-Nazi Tweets Are the First Ever Censored by Twitter

In an effort to stay on the right side of German law, Twitter has blocked access within Germany to all tweets by the neo-Nazi group Besseres Hannover. This is the first time Twitter has censored speech to keep a government happy. But before you cry "censorship," keep in mind that this is just good business. » 10/18/12 10:15am 10/18/12 10:15am

Proof that Denver Airport is one of the most evil places on Earth

Having recently been stranded in Denver Airport for 24 hours, I can tell you anecdotally that the place is hellish. Exit arrows point at each other instead of outside; corridors lead to nowhere; and security checkpoints seem to disappear mysteriously as you approach them. As you drive into the airport, you're greeted… » 6/02/11 10:20am 6/02/11 10:20am