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How the Nazis Robbed Their Country of Its Scientific Legacy (And Gave it to the World)

The gutting of Germany’s intellectual heritage is far from the worst crime committed by the Nazis, but it was a crime nonetheless. The irony is it was a crime that contributed to their loss of the war. But it also robbed the country of its intellectual riches decades after the war was over.
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Secret message found in WW2 bullet tells the story of some stupid Nazis

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. » 1/31/15 12:06pm 1/31/15 12:06pm

The Supersonic Nazi Rocket Concept Designed to Bomb Any City in 1 Hour

When WWII ended, American engineers examined a trove of Nazi concepts for rocket-powered weapons and airplanes. One of the most terrifying was Eugen Sänger's antipodal bomber, a manned supersonic plane designed to reach any city on Earth in one hour. Thank heavens it never worked. » 8/09/14 2:09pm 8/09/14 2:09pm

Hitler’s forgotten attempt to build the world’s largest Olympic stadium

On September 7, 1937, German construction workers laid the cornerstone for what was to become the world's largest stadium — one that would hold over 400,000 spectators. Designed by Hitler's close adviser Albert Speer, the monumental structure drew as much inspiration from the Greek Panathenaic Stadium of Athens as it… » 11/20/12 11:50am 11/20/12 11:50am

Why were the Nazis so interested in a statue carved from a meteorite?

As many media outlets are reporting today, an analysis of an ancient statue uncovered by Nazis in 1938 shows that it was carved from a meteorite fragment. Dating back to the 11th century, the priceless "iron man" sculpture (cue the music) weighs 10kg and is believed to be the very first carving of a human in a… » 9/27/12 2:01pm 9/27/12 2:01pm

New Iron Sky clip shows what happens when you crash land on a Nazi moon base

What if the Nazis had a secret Moon base hiding from the rest of the planet since 1945? And quietly the space Nazi hold outs had been waiting until 2018 to strike the unsuspecting planet. This is the insane plot line for the ridiculous comedy Iron Sky. Get a sneak peek at a Nazi moon base in our exclusive clip from… » 8/01/12 3:30pm 8/01/12 3:30pm