Here’s What the CIA Thought of Australia’s Anti-Communist Prime Minister, Robert Menzies

Sir Robert Menzies was Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, first holding office at the beginning of World War II from 1939 until 1941, and then again from 1949 until 1966. And thanks to a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, we now know a bit about how the CIA viewed this legend of Australian…

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Hawaiian Airlines Seals New Time Capsule With Over 100 Items for the Year 2079

We’ve looked at a lot of different time capsules over the years. And quite frankly, most are incredibly boring. But they don’t have to be.

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Jeffrey Richelson, FOIA Legend and National Security Expert, Dies at 67

Jeffrey T. Richelson wrote over a dozen books about national security, nuclear weapons, and agencies like the CIA and KGB—books that were often the product of incredible new revelations obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Richelson, a legend to FOIA advocates and anyone else with an interest…

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‘Real Life Iron Man’ Sets Record For Fastest Jetpack Flight

We’ve been waiting to get our hands on real life jetpacks for almost a century now. And while you can’t buy them at Costco yet, they seem to be one modest step closer to reality. Richard Browning, test pilot for the British tech company Gravity Industries and “real life Iron Man,” just set the Guinness World Record…

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Rare Photos From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests of the 1960s

The last American nuclear weapons test conducted in the atmosphere was on November 4, 1962. And the website Topic got its hands on some newly declassified photos from that period, which look like exquisitely macabre art.

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I Don’t Believe in Ghosts But I Want to Believe in the Haunted Toaster

Don’t you hate when you’re just trying to make breakfast and your toaster burns the words “Satan lives” into your bread? June O’Brien, who appeared on the Today Show in May of 1984, wanted the world to believe. And even if you’re a skeptic, it’s hard to disagree with the fact that not only is this haunted toaster the…

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FBI Says Remaining JFK Assassination Files Will Be Released (With Redactions) in Coming Weeks

After a couple of false starts, the FBI claims that the remaining JFK assassination files that were scheduled to be released last week will finally be made public. But historians and researchers still might be somewhat disappointed. After further vetting by intelligence agencies, the FBI says that some sensitive names…

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