Developer Says $3 Million Kansas Doomsday Bunkers Are Sold Out

This is part of a trend of doomsday shelters coming back in style we have previously posted on.  In this case, if you’re willing to go to Kansas, for $3 million you could have a fully loaded bunker converted from a nuclear missile silo. In fact, you’re already too late, as in a recent CNN interview developer Larry Hall of Survival Condo explained the units are sold out.

Hall describes the units as a “miniature cruise ship,” complete with amenities including a rock wall, game arcade, library, movie theater, and full bar and lounge. As he put it, “It’s got everything you need to spread out and maintain some semblance of normal when things outside are anything but normal.”

Survival Condo’s website bills the silos as consisting of 20,000 square foot of floor space with a water supply holding at least 75,000 gallons of water, “redundant” air filtration including nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) filtration, and other features.  The bunkers are pre-stocked with five years worth of food per person, have biometric keyless access, and best of all, there’s an in unit washer and dryer!

When asked by the CNN host if a disaster were to actually happen, how could an owner of one of these units actually get to Kansas? Hall replies by either driving or flying, and that most of his customers already own armored vehicles that can go 2,500 miles without needing to refuel.  Talk about some serious prepping.

Hit the jump for an admittedly impressive five-minute promotional video on the company’s line of luxury doomsday bunkers, for riding out the apocalypse with your feet up while you Netflix and chill.

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Firefighter Adopts Baby He Delivered

Source: WMBF News

A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina firefighter has adopted a baby girl he delivered while responding to a late night call in November.  Marc Hadden arrived at a home to find a woman already in labor, and delivered a girl, who would since be named Grace.

A day after Grace’s birth, the Haddens, who had two boys at home, learned that she was put up for adoption. Less than 48 hours after Hadden brought Grace into the world, he was bringing her home to join their family, WMBF News reported.

“Ever since we had the boys, we knew we wanted more children,” Beth told WMBF News. “But I was pre-term with them so we knew that it wasn’t possible to have any more babies. And we had it in our minds and our hearts for years to adopt and we just left it in God’s hands. We said if it’s meant to be, it will be.”

South Carolina first responder adopts baby he delivered on call [via FoxNews]

Fake Netflix App Can Take Photos/Video of You, Listen in on Calls, and Spy on Your Texts

Yet one more reason to never download apps onto your Android device from an unofficial store.  Always use the official Google Play store.  A fake Netflix app, only available via third party, non-official sources, has been found to be capable of accessing the phone’s camera, microphone, and text messages.  Once installed and accessed, the fake Netflix app disappears, but in reality is running in the background, allowing the hacker to take control of your phone and even upload files from your device.  The app is actually a new version of the SpyNote Remote Access Trojan (RAT), which was discovered last year, but with a Netflix face to it to disguise its true malicious intent.

In particular, users are told to avoid downloading games that have not yet been officially released on Android devices, noting that Android users have been tricked into downloading malware disguised as the popular SuperMarioRun game, which to date has been released only for IoS users.

Beware! Fake Netflix app lets perverted hackers secretly snap nude photos of you and spy on your conversations [via Daily Mail] and Android Malware poses as Netflix app [via The Stack]

Scientists Find LSD Stays in Your Brain a Lot Longer Than Previously Thought

A molecule of LSD bound to a serotonin receptor. The “lid” which keeps LSD attached is the orange ribbon in the center. Source: Lab of Bryan Roth, UNC School of Medicine

Using a technique called x-ray crystallography, University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientists have for the first time captured images of LSD in action. In doing so, they have also learned the drug does not get removed from the brain of a user after just four hours as until just recently thought, but instead LSD gets “locked” inside the brain’s serotonin receptor cells until the body eventually identifies the receptor-LSD complexes as foreign, at which point it disassembles/degrades/recycles them.  The discovery represents “a major clue for why the psychoactive effects of LSD last so long.”  The LSD molecule gets locked into place because part of the receptor clamps over the drug molecule, similar to a lid.

“We think this lid is likely why the effects of LSD can last so long,” said Roth, who holds a joint appointment at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. “LSD takes a long time to get onto the receptor, and then once it’s on, it doesn’t come off. And the reason is this lid.”

Eventually, though, an acid trip ends. Some LSD molecules pop off their receptors as the lid moves around. Also, brain cells eventually respond to this strange molecule by sucking the receptor into the cell, where it – along with the LSD—is degraded or disassembled for recycling.

The scientists hope to continue in their research to figure out a way to remove the side effects of LSD, not because they are proponents of its use a recreational drug but because LSD could have potential for medical use, such as in the form of a treatment for people with depression, anxiety, or even autism.

This is LSD attached to a brain cell serotonin receptor (Update) [via Phys.org]

Dubai Firefighters Adding Water Jet Packs to Arsenal


Dubai firefighters have started using a firefighting system that includes a jet ski and a water-powered jetpack. The above footage shows a firefighter gliding over a bridge before dousing a pick-up which is made to look like it is on fire.  The system is meant to be used in hard-to-access areas, such as when heavy traffic prevents an obstacle to accessing the target and would allow firefighters to spray water from angles/perspectives previously not possible.

Dubai firefighters aided by water jetpacks – video [via The Guardian]

Move Over BitCoin, Here Comes Monero

Monero’s price in dollars since its creation. Source: World Coin Index

What was the best performing cryptocurrency of 2016?  (Meaning which gained in value the most).  Not bitcoin, which, if you don’t know exactly what it is or how to use it, you’ve probably at least heard of.  It’s actually a once obscure cryptocurrency called Monero, which incidentally has also gained popularity among criminals such as drug dealers.

Over the last year, the value of the hyper-anonymous cryptocurrency Monero grew 2,760 percent, making it almost certainly the best-performing cryptocurrency of 2016. Today each Monero is worth around $12, compared with just 50 cents at the beginning of last year, and the collective value of all Monero has grown to close to $165 million. The source of that explosive growth seems to be Monero’s unique privacy properties that go well beyond the decentralization that makes Bitcoin so resistant to control by governments and banks. It’s instead designed to be far more private: fully anonymous, and virtually untraceable.

Scared?  You should be.  Though one of Monero’s main developers, Riccardo Spagni, says though Monero may be used for criminal purposes, it could also be used in legitimate transactions where privacy is a must, “like keeping your net worth secret while making routine purchases, or buying contraband like outlawed books in oppressive regimes.”

Monero, the Drug Dealer’s Cryptocurrency of Choice, Is on Fire [via Wired]

Car Runs Over Toddler; Child Miraculously Unhurt


Heart-stopping footage from China has emerged of a toddler being run over by a pink Ford car while playing outside. The driver stopped the car on top of the boy on realizing what had just happened, presumably to prevent even more injury to the child.  Miraculously, the toddler was largely unhurt and escaped with just scratches to his scalp.  His mother was reportedly close by but looking the other way at the time. Passers-by helped to lift the car and the mother extracted the boy.

Neighbours scream in horror as car runs over toddler who is playing on a driveway – and miraculously he escapes with just SCRATCHES [via Daily Mail]

Enthusiastic Police Puppy Passes Training Test

A video clip posted to Twitter by a British police department showing a puppy police dog passing one of his training exams  has gone viral.   The young canine’s enthusiasm for nabbing the target is clear, requiring its trainer to pull him away from the pretend suspect.  According to Inspector Inspector Tariq Butt, who posted the video online:

‘I think this one is going to make it…..police dog in training #PuppyLove’.

He’ll be top dog one day! Enthusiastic police puppy is filmed sprinting after ‘suspect’ and trying his best to maul him during cute training exercise [via Daily Mail]

Map of Airport WiFi Passwords From Around the World

Just a pretty cool resource to have handy whenever you’re traveling.  Need to make a quick WhatsApp call to your relatives while using the wifi at an international airport?  Or just need to stream some Netflix you forgot to download before-hand while waiting for your connecting flight?  No problem.  This map’s got you.  It’s now also available as an app for your phone.


A Map Of Wireless Passwords From Airports And Lounges Around The World (Updated Regularly) [via FoxNomad]

Just In Case Bras for Concealed Weapons or Pepper Spray

Booby Trap Bras offer sports bras and other activewear, called the Just In Case line, that allow the wearer to pull a concealed knife or pepper spray, in the event they ever find themselves needing to use it.  The company was reportedly launched by a Texas woman who says she was once attacked while jogging.  She managed to get away, but the incident propelled her to start the self-defense focused clothing line.

The Just In Case Knife Bra is a sports bra with a little pouch in the front that neatly fits a 3-inch blade.

It now retails for $55, with the knife sold separately.

For women who aren’t comfortable with knives, there’s the Just In Case Pepper Spray bra available for $50.

The company reportedly also offers an option for men in the form of a compression sleeve that can fit a phone and a knife.  It would probably be best for potential buyers to first research the local laws in their state/region to confirm any concealed items can be lawfully possessed and used.  Hit the jump for a video of an interview with the owner and creator demonstrating her defensive undergarment. Continue reading Just In Case Bras for Concealed Weapons or Pepper Spray