“The machine possesses supreme intelligence, a faultless memory, and a beautiful soul,” H14 says of himself, before vaporizing a cute little bird who just happens to fly by — and promptly correcting the bit about the beautiful soul. You see, H14 can nuke even the cutest of birds without batting an electrical eyelash, and that’s nothing but a good thing. As “mere mortals wallow in a sea of emotionalism,” it can concentrate on the task at hand: “digesting oceans of information in a single all-encompassing gulp.”
Plenty of potential apocalyptic horrors came out of the Cold War, but the atomic cannon is especially unsettling. The giant gun was able to fire a nuclear weapon with a range of 20 miles, detonating at once an entire enemy platoon.
…the many books that make up the Bible were, in fact, written by a number of different authors, some of whom are unknown. And these men were influenced in a variety of ways. This is in accordance with historical patterns, and connections to older references can be found in almost any other religious and or historical text. Although this topic has been much debated, it’s commonly accepted by scholars today that the following parts of the Bible may have been influenced by other cultures…” VIA: –UNIQUE DAILY–
In Julia Solis’s newest book, Stages of Decay, the renowned photographer of ruined buildings and underground spaces collects gorgeous, unsettling photographs of over 100 stages in the US and Europe. Taken over several years and including everything from the stages of community centers to once-grand movie palaces, these photographs are haunting and lovely — an ode to what once was, but also an ode to what is.
Sabine Pearlman‘s intriguing photo series “Ammo” features images of a variety of ammunitions that have been neatly cut in half to reveal the surprisingly varied and intricate contents inside. Pearlman shot a total of 900 cross-sections of ammo, in a World War II bunker in Switzerland last October, documenting the meticulous and dangerous beauty that lies beneath the bullets’ casings.
VIA: –AMUSING PLANET–