Goodnight, Sweet 'Monster Weapon'

Lauri Apple · 10/25/11 06:43AM

Today the last of the B53 nuclear bombs—a 10,000-pound "monster weapon" way, way more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, if you can imagine—will be dismantled in Texas (i.e. executed on bomb death row), joining its 340 or so brothers and sisters in Cold War-era weapon heaven. Though inaccurate and "dumb" by some accounts, the B53 was special in its own way. "We have nothing that comes close to it in the stockpile anymore, and neither does Russia," Hans Kristensen of the Federation of the American Scientists told Wired. "It's the end of an era."

'Dude, You Have No Koran': The Autotune Version

Maureen O'Connor · 09/16/10 03:34PM

Jacob Isom—the rattail-coiffed Koran hero of Amarillo, Texas—is officially a phenomenon. The video of him telling a local news about how he swiped a kerosene-soaked Koran from would-be burners has gotten its first auto-tuned remix.

Guy Steals Quran from Burners and Runs Away

Maureen O'Connor · 09/14/10 05:12PM

A Christian leader in Amarillo, Texas doused a Quran in kerosene and prepared to burn it. Just then, a rattail-coiffed fauxhemian snuck up, grabbed the holy book, and "I was like, 'Dude, you have no Quran!'" Then he ran away.