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The 5 Creepiest Unexplained Broadcasts

As we speak, broadcast signals are moving invisibly through the air all around you, from millions of sources. And some of them are really, really freaking weird. We know this because occasionally somebody with a shortwave radio, or a special antenna or even a common household television, will capture one of these mystery signals and suddenly start broadcasting utter insanity. Where do these signals come from? What is it? It is an irritating, electronic noise, not unlike the sound of a truck horn played through a cheese grater. Hammertime? In its 20-something year run, the sound has been interrupted only three times, the earliest known time being Christmas Eve in 1997. The case gets curiouser when you realize that the noise is apparently something held up to a live microphone rather than a recording or just some random feedback (distant conversations can be sometimes heard behind the sound, though they're difficult to decipher). It sounds like "robble-robble." So What's the Deal? Our theory?

The Conet Project - Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations [ir 5 Real News Items That May Be Supervillain Origin Stories When you would awake from nightmares as a child, screaming into the darkness, the first thing your mother did to reassure you was tell you that there was no such thing as monsters. All the over the top, ridiculous evil beings weren't real, she'd say; the Boogeyman, Darth Vader and Dr. Doom are just stories, she'd say; reality isn't nearly that scary, she'd say. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State was started as part of the Manhattan Project--a program dedicated to weaponizing atomic power. When mud dauber wasps moved into the long abandoned site back in 2003, they began to build their nests out of the still-contaminated mud and, rather than dying off like good little attack insects, they survived... irradiated. Like this, but probably firing nuclear blasts. Jesus! There's not much in the natural world worse than wasps. Luckily for humanity, the cleanup crew had to deduce all of this from the empty nests. ...because they've all moved on. Famous Villain Equivalent: What?

Numbers station A numbers station is a type of shortwave radio station characterized by unusual broadcasts, reading out lists of numbers or incomprehensible morse code messages.[1] The voices are often created by speech synthesis and are transmitted in a wide variety of languages. The voices are usually female, although sometimes men's or children's voices are used. Some voices are synthesized and created by machines; however, some stations used to have live readers.[2] In June 2003, the United States similarly charged Walter Kendall Myers with conspiracy to spy for Cuba and receiving and decoding messages broadcast from a numbers station operated by the Cuban Intelligence Directorate to further that conspiracy.[10][11] §Suspected origins and use[edit] According to the notes of The Conet Project,[14][15] which has compiled recordings of these transmissions, numbers stations have been reported since World War I. Numbers stations are also acknowledged for espionage purposes in Robert Wallace and H.

5 Real Life Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like a Pussy We all understand that action movies are cheesy escapism. After all, could one commando really take out a whole compound full of bad guys? Actually, yes. It turns out the history books are full of stories of soldiers doing things so badass they'd hesitate to put them into a film for fear of killing the realism. Like these five, for example. #5. Who Was He? Simo Hayha had a fairly boring life in Finland. Since the majority of fighting took place in the forest, he figured the best way to stop the invasion was to grab his trusty rifle, a couple of cans of food and hide in a tree all day shooting Russians. Can you spot Hayha? Of course when the Russians heard that dozens of their men were going down and that it was all one dude with a rifle, they got fucking scared. They started by sending out a task force to find Hayha and take him out. Then they tried getting together a team of counter-snipers (which are basically snipers that kill snipers) and sent them in to eliminate Hayha. #4. Exactly.

The 5 Most Ridiculous Sex Self-Help Books Sex is something everyone claims to be good at, but very few people actually take the time to research. For a man to be a successful lover, he has to be attentive, fit and focused. As for a woman, she must be awake-ish and attached to her vagina. There aren't very many structured ways to learn how to make love. Luckily, I searched through dozens of used book stores to find research done on the art of sexing. #5. This book is a cry for help. Besides a clear message that his wife is out to destroy him, the introduction also included my favorite thing about buying used books--the fact that they're used. If you make it past the intro, the book is 101 tips ranging from the obvious to the religious. You know, there are easier ways to get on a porno mailing list, David Frahm. I know women are supposed to be bad with numbers, but I don't think that's going to fool her. Did this guy think we needed help figuring out what to do with chick movies? Is his wife a circus clown? #4. #3. #2. Every day?

6 Ways World of Warcraft is Worse Than Real Life If you don't play World of Warcraft, you have friends that do. And while we can't begin to explain all the ins and outs of this 11 million-member community, we can bring out a few fascinating aspects of the WoW lifestyle ... some of which you might wish you could go back to not knowing. Did you know... WoW is a Lot Like Work In World of Warcraft, like real life, you need money. You earn gold by "farming," which is the slang term for the monotonous quests players slog through each day, that generally involve killing X monsters, or collecting X items and getting gold in return. Active players will need to do this tedious farming about two days a week, to fund the actual fun part of their game. Even stranger, enterprising gamers can make gold in a sort of commodities market that has formed in the WoW world. There are even complex software plugins people use to track price histories and trends. WoW is Also a Lot Like Job Hunting 1. 2. 3. "And you say if I do this, you'll let me in your guild?"

7 Movies You Didn't Know Can Come True (With Mental Illness) Let's make it clear: Having a mental disorder is no fun. Even if some of them kind of sound like fun. For instance, there is a whole list of mental disorders that basically turn your life into a live action Hollywood movie. Capgras Delusion - Your Friends are Body Snatchers The Movie: There's no one you can trust. The Disorder: If you have the unwavering belief a loved one has been replaced with an impostor (and you don't have the pimp mustache) you're probably dealing with Capgras Delusion. The alleged impostor can sometimes be perceived as a threat or simply as a docile stranger who just happens to look exactly like your spouse and inexplicably wants to live their life. The question is, if you think you've been replaced, why were you not replaced with a fitter, more well hung version of yourself? Syndrome of Subjective Doubles - Bring in the Clones Do you remember the Arnold Schwarzenegger remake of The Parent Trap called The Sixth Day? Cotard's Syndrome - You Are the Undead

The 5 Most Maddeningly Unresolved TV Plotlines Writing TV shows is hard. We think. Actually it probably depends on the show. Either way, with all those characters and plotlines going on it's apparently really easy to lose track of what you're doing. Peter from Heroes Dumps his Girlfriend... in the Future In season two of Heroes, superpowered protagonist Peter Petrelli and his girlfriend Caitlin time-travel to a virus-riddled, post-apocalyptic New York City. Peter's time travel powers conveniently wonk out, stranding Caitlin in the future. But wait! Why It's Maddening: Who knows? It's not actually Peter's fault here. When the next season rolled around, Heroes creator Tim Kring was eager to jump-start the flagging series, sans time travel and pointless tertiary love interests. Fair enough, but Peter's total lack of concern for Caitlin raises some disturbing implications for his character. Any way you cut it, he's whatever the diametric opposite of a hero is. "For the last fucking time, I am NOT Jim from The Office." Scratch that. Mr.