When the zombie apocalypse is upon us, we'll look back on how legislators from the land-locked state of Wyoming were mocked for wanting to buy an aircraft carrier. The carrier was just one part of a so-called "Doomsday Bill," which explored emergency scenarios in the event of the United States collapsing.
Current U.S. immigration and work visa rules can be so challenging that foreign students, workers and entrepreneurs have to head to other countries to fulfill their high-tech dreams. Now, a California startup is proposing to stem the tide of the brain drain by docking a residence vessel in international waters 12 miles off the coast of San Francisco.
Rapid gains in technology were made in World War II, and no idea seemed too outlandish. To wit: British inventor Geoffrey Pyke wanted to make the largest aircraft carrier ever seen — even by today's standards — crafted from his own original material composed largely of ice.
For a country with over 9,000 miles of coastline, it's kind of surprising that China is just now welcoming its first aircraft carrier into its maritime defense fleet. The new addition has some of its neighbors nervous, though China is assuring the world it comes in peace.
After selling off several older carriers, Great Britain has begun building their next generation replacements, starting with the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Too big to build all in once place, the ship is actually being build all over the U.K., and then assembled like a bunch of Lego bricks.
If you're a billionaire who's tired of the constant competition to own the world's largest yacht, you might want to consider bidding on this British aircraft carrier so you can blow your fellow billionaire's weeny little boats into the weeds.
The British Navy has gotten into the holiday spirit by putting one of its aircraft carriers, the HMS Invincible, up for auction. She's 700 feet long, weighs 17,000 tons and would be perfect for a relaxing day on the lake or intimidating medium-sized nations. Bid now!