For almost a hundred years, viewers have speculated over a shadowy figure that appears to be slowly emerging from behind a famous Degas portrait. Now, researchers have used a new imaging technique to look behind the painting—and they’ve discovered a secret portrait.
Uber drivers witness a lot of awful things. You may have been a part of some of those cringeworthy moments, but just in case, Ask Reddit is currently hosting a thread asking Uber drivers to spill the deepest secrets they’ve heard while driving. The stories are pretty incredible.
The world’s most powerful rocket launched this weekend carrying... well, we’re still not quite sure what it was carrying (although speculation suggests a super secret spy satellite). What we do know is this: it launched, and it looked incredible.
Do you have an old secret about the history of technology, a defunct cult, or a futuristic weapon that never made it off the drawing board? Would you like the world to know about it? Tell us.
It’s always a nice wink at an unknowing audience when a movie reveals a huge spoiler during the movie itself. It’s harmless fun that most people don’t even catch because they don’t know enough about what’s happening in the movie yet. But on future watches it gives a little extra chuckle layer for people to enjoy.
The jaw-dropping new Surface Book arrived with a splash of glitter and surprise. It’s so beautiful, so powerful, so— Oh wait holy shit the screen comes off?! Nobody expected this, and that’s exactly how Microsoft wanted it.
August, 13, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered it. It was the end of a hilariously absurd story.
Though it played out on the international stage, the arms race between the United States and the USSR took place mainly in rural, isolated parts of the world. The Americans tested their nuclear bombs on a desolate patch of Nevada. The Russians chose a barren polygon-shaped patch of what is now Kazakhstan.
Secret societies are as old as humanity, and they sure as hell aren't going away any time soon. But in an internet age where privacy is harder than ever to come by, secret societies face all kinds of new challenges. And Matt King has seen some of their newest tricks first-hand.
The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside.
Fans of British sci-fi series Dr. Who will ooohaaah endlessly at this amazing easter egg in Google Streetview. Put your Chrome in incognito mode and follow these instructions to get from the real world Police Box at Earl's Court tube station into the TARDIS, the Timelord's spacetime craft.
One of the coolest things of old stories and legends are the secret passageways that led to hidden labs, escape tunnels, and lairs hiding dark or awesome mysteries. Here's a collection of these portals to adventure and mischief that keeps growing, as Kinja users add their own favorites.
Apple can't seem to keep its new phones under wraps to save its life: there are leaked images, phones left in bars, you name it, and an Apple employee has done it. So how the hell did Samsung keep the SIII a secret?
Android is awesome and powerful, but it has, shall we say, a learning curve. That scares some people away. After all, iOS is so intuitive that babies can use it. Literally. But you're not a baby.
Iran claims that their engineers have reverse engineered the secrets of the American stealth spy drone RQ-170 Sentinel that went down in their territory last December. To prove it, they have made public some of the encrypted information stored in the plane. If confirmed, it's very bad news for the United States.
When Giotto—considered the first artist of the Renaissance—painted this fresco at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi in 1290, he hid something in plain view. It took 721 years and some close up photographies for someone to see it.
Yesterday the Associated Press published a lengthy profile of "John," the secretive CIA agent who led the effort to locate and kill Osama bin Laden. The CIA asked the AP not to report John's full name or certain biographical details that might identify him, and the AP complied. But internet spy-hunter and data…
When I become an incredibly rich technology magnate, perhaps next year, I will craft my palace as Henry Clay Frick did in 1913. There will be bowling. My staff will have their own diner. And the secrets will be many.