Dolphins Trained To Have Pistols On Their Heads?

Killer dolphins with knives and pistols attached to their heads. It might sound crazy, but that’s reportedly one element of the Ukrainian navy’s restarted marine mammal program. The program reportedly includes training dolphins to search for mines and marking them with buoys. But Ukraine also plans to train the dolphins ‘to attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads,’ according to RIA Novosti. A source inside the Ukrainian navy told the agency that the exercises, which are being conducted at the state oceanarium in Sevastopol, are ‘counter-combat swimmer tasks in order to defend ships in port and on raids.’ Largely, using dolphins for military purposes is no secret. The U.S. Navy trains dolphins to hunt mines, and tests several dolphin-based systems designed to stop enemy divers from infiltrating harbors. The Soviet Union had a dolphin program of its own based at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol until the USSR cracked apart. The Soviet dolphin unit stayed in Sevastopol, but ownership was transferred to Ukraine, where it was kept afloat by switching to civilian tasks like working with disabled children, according to the agency.” w/ photos

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The Most Expensive Food In The World

“European white truffles sell for as much as $3,600 a pound, but harvests are down and a black market has emerged… none of which has dampened the appetite for this prized fungi. Lesley Stahl reports.” — CBSNewsOnline

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More Men Opt For Plastic Surgery?

South Korea is well-known for embracing plastic surgery. Lesser known is how the country’s men are increasingly willing to go under the knife in the name of beauty. The appetite has created a niche market for the more than 1,800 plastic surgeons in the country. In the past few years, a handful of men-only clinics have opened and existing clinics have started in-house centers for male patients. Kang Jang-seok, who runs Man & Nature in Gangnam, southern Seoul, said he opened his practice in 2005 as a hair-transplant clinic, but soon decided to open a small plastic-surgery clinic next to it to accommodate growing demand from male patients who wanted bigger eyes and more pronounced noses. Two years ago, he moved the clinic into a four-story building fully dedicated to reshaping men. ‘Initially, most patients wanted to have as noninvasive treatment as possible because they didn’t want others to notice it,’ said Mr. Kang, who handles as many as six operations a day, mostly hair transplants and nose jobs.” w/ photos

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Been Far?

“I will burst into hysterical laughter at every infomercial I see because it reminds me of this.” — GlasgowPhilosipher

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The MacGyver Song

“MacGyver at his best, includes the greatest scenes from MacGyver episodes mixed to a sick beat and catchy lyrics by Eric Bert.”

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Chocolate Rocket

“This was originally submitted as an animatic for a Snickers commercial contest, and it was promptly rejected. We decided to make it anyway. Three years later, countless After Effects hours, and lots of all nighters, we have for you Chocolate Rocket. Oh, and the theme to the contest was ‘Man Fuel.’ Well, there you have it!” — PaperStarVideos

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