How many of you went to school looking at a map like the one below? This is known as the “Mercator Map,” the most popular map used in America and taught in schools.
Now let’s look at Greenland on the “Mercator Map” next to Africa on the same map. Notice that they are nearly the same size.
Now let’s look at the actual size of Greenland next to the actual size of Africa as it would be in the real world. Notice the size diffrence.
In the real world:
Operation LAC (Large Area Coverage), was a Chemical Corps operation in 1957 and 1958 which dispersed microscopic zinc cadmium sulfide (ZnCdS) particles over much of the United States. The purpose was to determine the dispersion and geographic range of biological or chemical agents. It was not thought at the time to pose any particular health […]
Two brands of talking dolls, My Friend Cayla and I-Que Intelligent Robot, have the ability to listen to conversations of people in the room with them.
Some people are worried that this feature can collect personal information from private conversations. For adults, strangely enough, this is not an issue but children have special laws that protect their privacy. A complaint was filed with the Federal Trade Commission from a coalition of consumer privacy advocates including the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
Where this gets creepy:
“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that […]
The Active Denial System (ADS) is a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military, designed for area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. AKA “The Heat Ray” It works by heating the the skin of targeted human subjects. It fires a high-powered beam of 95 GHz waves at a target. It works on a […]
They are known as the Five Eyes, AKA FVEY, an anglophone intelligence alliance comprising of the following countries: United States (co-creator 1946) United Kingdom (co-creator 1946) Canada (accepted 1948) Australia (accepted 1956) New Zealand (accepted 1956) They spy on one another’s citizens and share the collected information with each other in order to circumvent restrictive […]