Unbreakable WWII Code Found on Long-Dead Pigeon

Mallory Ortberg · 11/24/12 01:29PM

Because sometimes life is every bit as exciting and riddled with mysteries as you had hoped it would be as a cunning, hopeful child, a man in southern England has discovered the remains of a homing pigeon carrying an encrypted message for a British intelligence agency while renovating his 17th-century fireplace. The man, David Martin, found the remains of the pigeon back in 1982 but the existence of the message remained a secret until earlier this month.

Matt Drudge Launches Black Teen Crime News Service

John Cook · 05/31/11 11:30AM

Good afternoon! How's your Monday going? Curious about what "urban" teenagers were doing over the holiday weekend, and whether you should feel threatened by them and people who share their complexion? Then be sure to check in with the Drudge Report, which has conveniently rounded up a slew of run-of-the-mill summer crime stories that happen to involve black people and suggestively weaved them into a nationwide race riot.

Did Someone Lose the Nuclear Launch Codes?

Max Read · 10/16/10 04:29PM

You know how there are some things that you should just never, ever lose? Like your grandmother's ashes, or, say, the authorization codes for the president to order a nuclear strike? Well apparently someone did that a few years ago.