Someone Is Tweeting Top Gun One Frame At A Time

If you've got, I don't know, a couple months nine years to kill with nothing else to do, start following @555uhz on Twitter. That person will let you watch Top Gun for free, just as long as you don't mind watching it without sound — and about a frame at a time. » 2/18/14 6:27pm 2/18/14 6:27pm

The World Was Awesome When Airships And Blimps Ruled The Skies

At the turn of the 20th century planes were still in their infancy, but people still wanted to get off the ground and go somewhere while doing it. That's when everybody got into blimps, and their rigid cousins, airships. And goddamn were they pretty. » 10/13/13 3:20pm 10/13/13 3:20pm

The Flying Crowbar: The Insane Doomsday Weapon America Almost Built

The Cold War had plenty of disadvantages for the world as a whole, true, but there was never a better time to be a mad scientist with crazy doomsday devices. No longer limited to freelance work delivering threats to the UN, the Cold War meant governments would actually hire you to make things. Things like Project… » 10/02/13 1:22pm 10/02/13 1:22pm

This Man Had The Equivalent Of A Teleportation Device In 1901

I try not to seek out the "best" of anything. The idea of best is so subjective, it becomes useless. Try picking a "best" car, for example. I'll save you the hassle: you can't. But there is one exception. It's for the overall concept of personal transportation, and the person who did it best was Alberto Santos-Dumont. » 6/06/13 2:32pm 6/06/13 2:32pm

The Ten Most Unbelievable Military Testing Videos

Sometimes the insane engineering projects the military industrial complex attempt actually work. Sometimes they don't. In between, there's testing, and Jalopnik readers have the ten most unreal videos of these projects. » 3/28/13 1:57pm 3/28/13 1:57pm