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Incredible story of a successful in-flight surgery using fork, knife, coat hanger, and cognac

In June 1995, physicians Angus Wallace and Tom Wong were waiting for their flight to depart Hong Kong to London when they were asked to examine a woman complaining of arm pain caused by a "fall." After takeoff, the doctors returned to the woman to put a splint on her arm but they quickly realized ...

Area man ran an illegal gas station, firefighters say

A man in Nevada is accused of running a homemade gas station in a backyard.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue posted images of a very dangerous and completely illegal DIY gas station that firefighters discovered on Tuesday.

The photos (reposted here in this blog post) show two yellow tanks in the corner of a walled yard, ...

New demand for very old farm tractors specifically because they’re low tech

Farmers are increasingly sick of high-tech tractors that are expensive to buy and usually impossible to fix yourself due to their integrated digital technology. According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, "Tractors manufactured in the late 1970s and 1980s are some of the hottest items in farm auctions across the Midwest these days." To be sure, ...

Arts & Crafts: Build your own personal steam engine.

I just discovered Pavel Chilin's YouTube channel. There's only five videos there so far but, my friends, they are glorious.

As near as I can tell, Pavel's love of trains has translated into his building a rat-rod-as-all-get-out  steam engine just big enough to conduct himself and a pal around a good length of track, which again, ...

Airport security made a Christmas tree out of confiscated items

Security officers at Lithuania's Vilnius Airport built a Christmas tree from "items that are prohibited to carry in hand luggage and which were taken away from passengers during screening."

"With knives, scissors, lighters, blades and all other sorts of dangerous goods on it - this Christmas tree has it all," they wrote on LinkedIn.


This rebar-tying video is weirdly calming

I'm not an engineer, but I can't stop watching this hypnotic and oddly satisfying video of tying rebar.

From World of Engineering.

The tool in the video is identified as the Makita XRT01TK 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Rebar Tying Tool Kit (5.0Ah).

You know, for all your rebar-tying needs at home. Or to calm you ...

How to make a Viking axe from a rusty old axe head

There are DIY projects, and there are HOLY **** HE MADE A VIKING AXE REPLICA. This is one of those.

This is what the guy started with.

From WoodworkingIsLife, an example of the splendid results you can get with talent, patience, and time -- and the right woodworking tools.

It all started by wanting to just clean ...

Hand-making 1,000 pencils from pallet wood

Pallet wood pencils. Genius!

What an incredible project the JackmanWorks guy took on, and look at the glorious stacks of pencils that came out of it all.

How fun would it be to draw with one of these?

More about the project here from JackmanWorks:

Pencils, so many pencils... Do people even use pencils anymore? I ...