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 1:15am 4/22/14 1:15am

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

Inside the Thinnest Home In the World (Spoiler: It's Actually Quite…

Remember the project for the thinnest house in the world, designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny? Well, it's finished. And it looks quite cool and livable inside. » 10/29/12 9:00am 10/29/12 9:00am

Polish Politicians Don Anonymous Masks To Protest EU Counterfeiting…

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA to its friends, is coming under fire in the EU from those who fear it will lead to online censorship. But it's recieved particular attention from the public of Poland, and that's been reflected by some of the nation's politicians. » 1/27/12 7:00am 1/27/12 7:00am

The Best Way to Watch a Polish Riot Is via Remote Helicopter

It's Polish Independence Day, and like in any other country, the youngins love celebrating liberty by destroying things. German (?) and Polish "youths" butted heads with (and threw things at) riot cops in Warsaw. Check out the view from above. » 11/14/11 7:20pm 11/14/11 7:20pm

This Obsolete Room Is Probably Haunted by the Ghosts of Little 1's and…

When's the last time you gawked a room built from wood and obsolete computer parts that was set inside a Polish castle? Yesterday? BS. This is the first time you've seen such a thing so feast those peepers on this. » 7/03/11 2:00pm 7/03/11 2:00pm

This House Is Probably More Secure Than Most Nuclear Silos

What amazes me about Safe House—a Polish home designed by Kwl Promes Architects—is that it manages to be a beautiful family residence while offering a security level probably comparable to the White House's situation room. It borders paranoia. » 6/29/11 7:00pm 6/29/11 7:00pm

No, These Baby Helmets Are Not Protecting the World's First Tiny…

In Focus picks up its multi-part World War 2 photo series with the Invasion of Poland and the Winter War. Tucked in the set is this photo, above, that depicts British babies wearing protective respirators in 1939. [In Focus] » 6/26/11 8:00pm 6/26/11 8:00pm

Now This is an Amplifier...

...Even if it is just a prototype. In fact, it's a student's project from a Krakow fine arts university, which just goes to show that some of the best designs don't necessarily come from the R&D labs of tech companies. » 4/14/11 6:40am 4/14/11 6:40am

Auschwitz Must Change Domain Suffix to Avoid Blaming the Polish

"Hang on a minute," you cry, "Auschwitz has its own website?!" Well, naturally—it may have once been a concentration camp, but now millions visit it every year, and no doubt visit the Auschwitz.pl website for information. » 2/03/11 7:00am 2/03/11 7:00am

The World's Biggest Jesus Gets His Head

The world's largest Jesus statue now towers over Swiebodzin, Poland, measuring 170 feet tall from his feet to the tip of his crown. Watch his head get attached by a 700-ton crane; it's very spiritual and a little bit goofy. » 11/09/10 5:40pm 11/09/10 5:40pm

Gizmodo Poland!

Gizmodo Poland launched today. The guy in charge is Rafal Tomanski, who was a finalist on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Poland, and walked away with the 500k prize after not wanting to risk it all on a single question. He speaks 8 languages and has degrees in Japanese cinema and international relations and has been a… » 3/08/10 12:46pm 3/08/10 12:46pm

Gigantic Polish Binary Clock

Like a giant Tokyo Flash watch, this binary clock installation at the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, was erected by students hoping to promote the technical nature of their university. How noble. » 12/01/09 11:56am 12/01/09 11:56am

Microsoft Needs To Hire Better, Less Racist Graphic Designers

Holy crap. Is that a MacBook in this Microsoft website photo? Haha...seriously though, that is the least of their problems when it comes to the Polish version. » 8/25/09 4:39pm 8/25/09 4:39pm

The PlayStation 3 Bundled With 3 Games, 1 Bible

Somewhere in Poland, there's an unofficial PS3 bundle floating around with Ratchet & Clank, Gran Turismo Prologue, Ridge Racer 7 and...The Bible? » 4/27/09 9:00am 4/27/09 9:00am

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