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This Fun Fact Will Change the Way You Watch the Movie Airplane! This Fun Fact Will Change the Way You Watch the Movie Airplane!

It’s no secret that the 1980 comedy movie Airplane! is a parody. But for some reason, I’ve spent my entire life believing that Airplane! was a broad parody of 1970s disaster movies. And while the movie clearly took inspiration from some of those films, it’s actually a very specific parody of a movie from 1957 called …

Richard Erdman, Actor From The Twilight Zone and Stalag 17, Dies at 93 Richard Erdman, Actor From The Twilight Zone and Stalag 17, Dies at 93

Richard Erdman, a character actor whose amazing career dates back to the 1940s and includes over 170 acting credits, has died at an assisted living home in Los Angeles, California. He was 93.

President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.

50 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook [Updated] 50 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook [Updated]

At least 50 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims at two mosques and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…

71 Percent of Americans Still Don't Trust Autonomous Cars According to New Survey 71 Percent of Americans Still Don't Trust Autonomous Cars According to New Survey

Most Americans are terrified of riding in autonomous vehicles, according to a new survey released by AAA. And rather than getting more comfortable with the futuristic technology, people are becoming more afraid.

U.S. Finally Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes, Joining Every Major Country on Earth U.S. Finally Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes, Joining Every Major Country on Earth

President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would order all Boeing 737 Max-8 and Max-9 planes grounded in the U.S. following Sunday’s plane crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people and an October crash in Indonesia that killed 189. The U.S. is the last major country…

Music Writer From 1999 Predicts What Bands Will Still Be Around in 2019 Music Writer From 1999 Predicts What Bands Will Still Be Around in 2019

What musicians that you enjoy today will still be around in 20 years? It’s tough to say. But the good people of 1999 tried to predict just that in an article that might raise a few eyebrows here in the year 2019.

That Viral Video of President Trump 'Forgetting His Toupee' Is Totally Fake That Viral Video of President Trump 'Forgetting His Toupee' Is Totally Fake

Have you seen that viral video doing the rounds of President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago lifting up his hat? According to the caption, the president “forgot” that he’s “not wearing his toupee,” and it’s getting passed around Twitter like crazy today. In reality, the video has been digitally manipulated to make Trump…

Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing announced overnight that the company would release a software update for its 737 Max planes “no later” than next month. The announcement, which was posted to Boeing’s website, calls the software release an “enhancement” and explains that it’s related to the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610 which killed 189…

Which U.S. Airlines Operate the Boeing 737 Max-8? Which U.S. Airlines Operate the Boeing 737 Max-8?

The Boeing 737 Max-8 is one of the newest commercial airplanes in the sky. But after yesterday’s crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia, it’s already involved in two of the deadliest crashes of the past few years. Sadly, another Boeing 737 Max-8 crashed in Indonesia this past October, killing 189 people.

Airlines Begin to Ground Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes After Deadly Ethiopian Crash Airlines Begin to Ground Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes After Deadly Ethiopian Crash

Multiple airlines around the world, along with the countries of China and Indonesia, have decided to ground Boeing 737 Max-8 planes in the wake of a crash on Sunday that killed 157 people. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 was the second by a Boeing 737 Max-8 in the past five months. This past October, a…

Alaska Airlines Confuses Columbus and Cleveland While Announcing Latest Route Alaska Airlines Confuses Columbus and Cleveland While Announcing Latest Route

Alaska Airlines announced yesterday that it would start direct flights from its hub in Seattle, Washington to Columbus, Ohio. But the airline might want to take a quick peek at a real map. Because the graphic that the company posted to Twitter doesn’t show them traveling to Columbus. That’s Cleveland.

Kids From 2009 Predict Jobs of the Future Kids From 2009 Predict Jobs of the Future

Want to feel old? The year 2009 was 10 years ago. No, really. And if you want to feel really old, here’s a video where fourth-grade kids explain what jobs they think will exist in the future.

Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie Air Force Releases Video of New Combat Drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie

The U.S. Air Force has released the first images of its latest combat drone, the XQ-58A Valkyrie. The new aircraft, which went from concept to first test flight in 2.5 years, “behaved as expected” on its first test flight this week, according to the Air Force.

The Clothes of the Future Were Supposed to Be Set on Fire The Clothes of the Future Were Supposed to Be Set on Fire

You wear it once and throw it away. At least that was the idea.

Co-Inventor of the World's First Handheld Electronic Calculator Dies at 86 Co-Inventor of the World's First Handheld Electronic Calculator Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, one of three people at Texas Instruments credited with inventing the world’s first handheld electronic calculator in the 1960s, died at a Dallas hospital on February 27. Merryman was 86 years old.

U.S. Army Assures Public That Robot Tank System Adheres to AI Murder Policy U.S. Army Assures Public That Robot Tank System Adheres to AI Murder Policy

Last month, the U.S. Army put out a call to private companies for ideas about how to improve its planned semi-autonomous, AI-driven targeting system for tanks. In its request, the Army asked for help enabling the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) to “acquire, identify, and engage targets at…

China Says Two Canadian Citizens Are Spies as Extradition of Huawei Exec Moves Forward China Says Two Canadian Citizens Are Spies as Extradition of Huawei Exec Moves Forward

The Chinese government has formally accused two Canadian citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, of spying and stealing “state secrets,” according to a new report in the Washington Post. The charges come on the heels of a Canadian court’s ruling on Friday that an executive for Huawei who’s been charged with fraud…

Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Plans to Sue the US Government: Report Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Plans to Sue the US Government: Report

Chinese telecom firm Huawei has recently come under intense pressure in the U.S. to prove that the company isn’t spying for the Chinese government. But if a new report is accurate, Huawei is ready to push back. Hard.

Rare AT&T Videophones From the 1970s Go Up for Auction This Month Rare AT&T Videophones From the 1970s Go Up for Auction This Month

Two videophones from the early 1970s that were produced by AT&T/Bell Labs and the now-defunct Western Electric will go up for auction this month. And while they might not seem very special to kids of the 21st century, these videophones were the most futuristic things around for people who grew up watching movies like …

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