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Tumblr Uncovers the Legend of The Fastest Manhole Cover Ever

This story is about a particular event that took place during the nuclear testing of Operation Plumbbob. Officially, the steel plate that popped off was never seen from again, but the calculations point to there being enough energy in that metal cap to escape the earth's atmosphere, and it's been an urban legend/mystery ever since. Tumblr finds some interesting and fun history stuff, like the first soldier to take way too many military grade amphetamines.

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15 Miscellaneous Fails That Left People Worse for Wear

We've got botched trust falls, people flying at unexpected heights and speeds, and kids doing dumb crap. Some are painful, some are just emotionally disappointing. Failure is a part of life, so get used to it. For some spicier fails, check out these utter morons who ought to have their own Darwin awards.

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Via Bartko
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That train is zipping by at 374 miles per hour! Though the train is only in its testing phase now, Japan Railway hopes to bring these vehicles to the public by 2027.

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This home-made rocket cycle can reach speeds of over 160 MPH! Maybe it's not street legal, but if you're looking to stare down death while riding on two wheels, look no further. Check out the full video here!