Ridiculously powerful handheld cannon blows up on the street

Never get in a street fight in Poland because you never know what kind of garage made weapons they'll bring out against. Like this makeshift cannon that can bring the boom like no other. The noise alone is intimidating. Eastern Europe seems like such a fun place for crazy people to do crazy stuff in the middle of the… » 4/22/14 1:20am 4/22/14 1:20am

This Bear Was an Official Member of Poland's WWII Army

After being invaded by Germany in the west and later by Soviet Russia in the east, the Polish government fled Warsaw but continued to fight from abroad. After Germany attacked Russia, the Russians decided to release their Polish prisoners of war, who then began re-forming into an army. » 9/26/13 6:00am 9/26/13 6:00am

Take a Street View Tour of an Underground Chapel Built Out of Salt

If opulent isn’t an adjective you’d immediately associate with the mining profession, then you’ve clearly never had a peek inside Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine. The subterranean marvel (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) has been operational since the first shafts were dug way back in the 13th century, but the decor has… » 9/10/13 3:40pm 9/10/13 3:40pm

This Biobattery Is Powered by the People

Implantable medical devices have come a long way since doctors installed world's first pacemaker in Arne Larsson's chest in 1958 but they've always been hamstrung by a reliance external power sources. However, a new zinc-air battery chemistry developed by Institute of Physical Chemistry in Poland could eventually… » 3/08/13 2:40pm 3/08/13 2:40pm

Actors Paid To Stand in iPhone Line by Orange in Poland

A spokesman for Orange in Poland unabashedly proclaimed that they "have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone." An interesting technique to be sure, we're just wondering if these actors will give up their places when it comes time to actually buy the phone, or if… » 8/21/08 8:40pm 8/21/08 8:40pm

Apple's Polish Joke: Polish iTunes Store Offers No Tunes

Apple just expanded the list of international iTunes stores on its website, adding countries such as Poland, Qatar and the Czech Republic. The problem? None of these countries can buy anything through the iTunes store. Rather, they're just setting up the infrastructure so the residents of those countries can have… » 8/07/08 8:20pm 8/07/08 8:20pm