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The World's Next Possible Ocean Found In Africa1m14s

The World's Next Possible Ocean Found In Africa

It seems like the world's second biggest continent is starting to create conditions for the world's sixth ocean! The two tectonic plates beneath the continent of Africa are slowly but surely moving away from each other. The tectonic movement has created a crack in the desert that could house a new ocean in the future. The fissure, located in Ethiopia, has reached lengths of 60 kilometers in recent years and sealed itself with 2.5 cubic kilometers of molten rock, as volcanoes are coming alive and erupt on the surface. The only eruption of the Dabbahu volcano in recorded history occurred on September 26, 2005. The eruption began 5 kilometers northeast of the summit, while ash from the eruption darkened the area surrounding the volcano for nearly 3 days. It was this eruption that formed the 37 mile long fissure. The tectonic plates are moving apart at a rate of 2 centimeters each year, so when the fissure completes itself, it will span from from the Red Sea in the north, taking water from the Gulf of Aden, all the way down to the Horn of Africa, separating it from the rest of the continent. How long will you have to wait until you can dip your toes in this new ocean? We guess that you could make an arrangement in about a million years or so.

 The Biggest Mass Shooting In U.S. History Happened 100 Years Ago1m54s

The Biggest Mass Shooting In U.S. History Happened 100 Years Ago

The largest mass shooting in the U.S. took place in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was encouraged in part by the police. Greenwood, a segregated area of Tulsa was thriving thanks to a local oil boom and the district earned itself the nickname “Black Wall Street”. The white population was resentful of the success of the African-Americans. Tensions boiled over when a black man was suspected of assaulting a white woman. An angry mob gathered at the courthouse where the man was detained. Gunshots were fired between blacks and whites. The next day, a white mob descended on Greenwood and burned it to the ground. Police deputized 500 whites as Special Deputies. Up to 300 black people were murdered, mostly by gunfire. Some of them by the deputized whites who were also torching the neighborhood. More than 1,200 homes were looted and burned, 9,000 people were left homeless. Lest we forget! The phrase "Lest we forget" is commonly used in war remembrance services and commemorative occasions in English speaking countries, in particular Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day. Before the term was used in reference to soldiers and war, it was first used in a 1897 Christian poem written by Rudyard Kipling called "Recessional".

The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland’s Ice Cap1m26s

The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland’s Ice Cap

It seemed innocent enough at the time-build an underground polar research station to study ice core samples. What people didn't know about was the covert plan to set up a nuclear launch pad capable of firing off hundreds of missiles at Russia. The U.S. Army has left a ticking time bomb in Greenland—but it doesn’t take the form that you might think…this powder keg is environmental in nature. In 1959, the Army Corps of Engineers commenced “Project Iceworm”, an effort to build secret nuclear missile launch sites under the ice of Greenland. A base called Camp Century was established, and an underground city of sorts was created. The official cover for the base was as a research station, investigating ice construction techniques. When they discovered that the constantly moving ice is unstable for future construction, Camp Century was abandoned, leaving a small city complete with a theater, a chapel and it’s very own nuclear reactor. The reactor was removed in 1967, but a great deal of toxic waste is still left behind, and what with global warming taking its toll on the ice caps, that waste leaking into the world’s ocean is just a matter of a century or two. “Out of sight” doesn’t always mean “Out of mind” too.

10 Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names1m46s

10 Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names

People experience a plethora of emotions throughout there life. Some are more common than others such as; sadness, happiness, anger and fear. There are even more emotions however and we bet that there are some that you have experienced but never knew the names of. Here are the "10 Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names!" Some of these emotions are truly unique. Most of us didn't even realize that these feelings talked about in this video were their own emotions. We just usually group these feeling with other major emotions like happy, sad, scared, etc. It is good to know that some of those feeling you felt are recognized and have their own emotions. Now you do not have to feel so weird if you experience them! Who knew that some of these emotions even existed? What we do know is that this is one entertaining and interesting video that no one should miss! Have you ever experienced any of these emotions before? Have you experienced some emotions that you just don't know the name of? Let us know down in the comments section! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely interest them!

Las Vegas Keeps The Neon Lights On And The Homeless Underground1m00s

Las Vegas Keeps The Neon Lights On And The Homeless Underground

Vegas is a tale of two cities. There’s fun Vegas: the one that last year welcomed over 42 million visitors to its oasis-in-the-desert location, enticing them with its promise of booze fueled never-ending good times and the possibility of winning big bucks on a slot machine or blackjack table. Then there’s not-so-fun Vegas, the Vegas where the city’s laser-like focus on tourism has trumped the need to provide adequate care on its social services front. Many of the flood tunnel dwellers are examples of the city’s inability to properly address the fallout of an economy that’s based primarily on activities that stoke the fires of addiction. Welcome to the 300 or so miles of flood tunnels inhabited by approximately 1,000 homeless people fighting to survive under America’s original city of sin. That flooding is a constant threat for the occupants, some of whom have built semi-permanent elevated living spaces on top of discarded boxes and crates that keep what possessions they have out of the standing mix of water and sewage but aren’t structurally sound enough to withstand floodwaters. A Las Vegas-based author Matthew O’Brien founded Shine a Light, an organization which works in tandem with HELP of Southern Nevada to supply basic day-to-day necessities as well as addiction counselling and medical services to those living in the tunnels. He’s also started a Crowdrise fundraiser, the proceeds from which are immediately put to use giving support to those who now have to call the tunnels ‘home’. (source:www.interestingshit.com)

Photographer Visits Buran, Russia's Mothballed Space Shuttle1m52s

Photographer Visits Buran, Russia's Mothballed Space Shuttle

Here we have quite the adventure where couple of guys form Interesting Shit group have decided to visit a long forgotten Soviet Shuttle Station that is located somewhere in the middle of the dessert. They have quite the journey that takes them travelling by plane, a car and on foot to reach their destination. These guys travel over 1600 kilometers in the hope to discover a long abandoned space station. On their travel they face a couple of minor barriers which ends up making the trip double the fun. Once they reach their destination it proves to be quite the mysterious sort of place. Its a huge garage looking place with massively giant iron doors. The kind of security you would invest in if you wanted to be isolated basically from everything and everyone else. The story takes a even more interesting turn once they get inside. Their jaws drops once they feast their eyes on all the wonders inside this massive building. Must see and find out the whats and whose is waiting for these guys on the inside. Quite the story we have on our hands here!

Brace Yourselves For A Journey Through America's Lost Medieval City1m38s

Brace Yourselves For A Journey Through America's Lost Medieval City

It’s a puzzle that might have enticed Indiana Jones. Let’s say there was a metropolis from ancient times hidden in North America. Where would it be? This city was bigger than Paris or London at the time it existed, and it housed approximately 30,000 people. That’s about the size of Juneau Alaska today (if you include the surrounding boroughs). If this estimate is correct, it was the largest city in the United States until the 1780s, when the population of Philadelphia finally surpassed it. So where was this lost historic capital? The city was called Cahokia. It hit its peak population in the year 1050, and then it was abandoned by the year 1400. We don’t even know the name of the people who lived there. The city is named after the Cahokia tribe which lived in the area, but for the record, the Cahokia tribe claimed no connection with the city; it was the European explorers who named it. The whole area was designated as a state historical site about 40 years ago, and made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. It is always comforting to see history receive the recognition it so richly deserves, but this ancient metropolis also has a lesson for all of us in modern times: the greatest cities of mankind are often very dependent on specific environmental circumstances, and if those circumstances change they can have a very dramatic impact on the people who live in and around them. (source: www.interestingshit.com)

A Look Back (and Forward) at the Flying Car1m29s

A Look Back (and Forward) at the Flying Car

Taking personal transportation from the ground and up in the skies seems closer than ever today. It seems that science fiction is slowly creeping into reality, as cars are getting more and more capable of flight. The world might be one flying DeLorean poorer, but present time car manufacturers are close to creating the first automobile that will shorten the distance you have to pass towards your destination. Cartoons and movies might have had characters behind the steering wheel of a flying car for the past few decades. Hollywood surely won't even bat an eyelash if a car flew over their sky. But people have been trying to get their cars flying in the skies for the past century. In fact, the first car to be successfully airborne was the Aerobile in 1934. Also called Aerocar, it was the first roadable aircraft that saw the light of day but never hit the pavement. The Aerocar was invented by Waldo Waterman, an inventor and aviation pioneer from San Diego, California. Dozens of flying car prototypes have been made and tested since then, but the one who may have gotten closest to actually releasing one into the public has to be – drum roll please – Elon Musk! The Tesla CEO claims that his flying Model F will be ready to ship in 2019. Uber is also joining in on the “Back To The Future” plan, saying that they plan to have their cars in the air by 2020.

Glacier Girl: The Story of the Impossible Plane1m10s

Glacier Girl: The Story of the Impossible Plane

It seems that Captain America wasn't the only one who got buried under tons of ice during World War 2 and got successfully recommissioned 50 years later. During WW2, America made a squadron of airplanes to be flown across the Atlantic in the fight against the Nazis. In 1945, 6 of the airplanes had to make an emergency landing on Greenland due to the bad weather. The pilots were all rescued, but the airplanes had to be left behind and unrecovered for decades. Fast forward 50 years into the future, a group of aviation enthusiasts went back to the Greenland in an attempt to recover the aircrafts. Time has made the airplanes drift a mile and were now buried under 27 stories of ice. The team invented a machine they called Super Gopher, which pumped superheated water to drill a hole through the ice and reach the airplanes. The one plane they found most intact got dismantled and brought up back to the surface. They called her Glacier Girl. Each piece of the craft traveled 20 minuted up to the surface along the narrow shaft. The last and heaviest piece, weighing 3 tonnes, saw the first light of day of 50 years on August 1st, 1992. in 2002, Glacier Girl was completely reconstructed and able to lift off the ground once more.

Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway1m19s

Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway

When you think of Los Angeles, the first thing that comes to mind has to be the movie stars and the glamour. Like one of the gems that keep reappearing in those Hollywood movies, Los Angeles has a darker side – it's terrible traffic. Traffic in LA has been terrible even a century ago, which prompted railway magnate E.H. Harriman to hatch a plan to bring the underground railways system to Los Angeles in 1907. It wasn't until LA's dependency on cars balooned 15 years later that the construction plants were finally in place. It was supposed to be crown jewel to the city's already existing Pacific Electric Railway, considered to be one of the country's leading public transit systems. It was only the second electric-powered subway, after New York City. It took commuters mere 15 to 20 minutes to cross the city for mere 6 cents. Then, 30 years later, “evil” enterprises come in, destroy all public mass-transit and start building freeways up and down Los Angeles, so that citizens may drive their cars, again. National City Lines, financed by General Motors, The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and Philips Petroleum bought PER and dismantled everything associated with it, ALLEGEDLY so that LA's commuters would again be forced to rely on the gas-powered GM buses and car in general. The Belmont Tunnel was closed off and the Subway Terminal Building, which could service up to 50.000 commuters in it's prime days, was turned into condos.

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Published: June 28, 2017Updated: July 3, 2017159 viewsVirality: 1%
5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Empire State Building46s

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Empire State Building

There are many things that some people know and most do not. Some of those facts can either be really interesting while as others can be very boring. We bet that most of you didn't know about these 5 interesting facts about the Empire State building! It’s been featured in many movies over the years; it’s one of the most photographed buildings on social media, and 110 million people have visited its observation deck. This is one interesting video that you are not going to want to miss! By now, most of the world knows that the Empire State building is. It is one of the Big Apple's biggest tourist attractions as well as one of their oldest building! It has so many years on it that there it has experienced and went through so much! There is bound to be at least a fact or two in this video that you did not know! Some of these facts are really shocking! Who knew that an old building would have so many interesting facts about it? So sit back, relax and enjoy the video! Please share this video with your friends and family as they will truly be astonished by some of the facts!

Let's Learn About Beijing’s Rat Tribe Of Subterranean Humans1m22s

Let's Learn About Beijing’s Rat Tribe Of Subterranean Humans

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when somebody mentions Beijing – the capital of China and the second most populous city in the world? If you got a sense of claustrophobia, then you’re not far from the truth – this city is so densely packed, it’s almost unbelievable. Which makes the following story even more astounding. Even if you come from a fairly large city, you probably know that finding a place to rent can be really hard. Now, imagine what that process would look like in this monster of a city. But, the locals have found a “loop” in the cruel housing market. Turns out, that loop is deep underground.Turning would-be survival bunkers into homes by choice and economics, Beijing residents are moving into Cold War-era structures, paying half the rent of their above-ground counterparts. Pay $20 per month in exchange for living in a room barely big enough for a bed - it’s the deal of the day for Beijing residents, who migrated from China's rural areas into the big city and opt to live in concrete bunkers, originally designed to be bomb shelters under Chairman Mao. The search for a better life has left them with limited access to affordable housing. The residents, numbering about a million at one point in around 10.000 bunkers below ground, share bathrooms and kitchens and see the sun only when they leave for work. They remain unseen to the world above ground until it is time for the morning commute. The profile of these people are various – students, service workers, professionals; both young and old, living in so called apartments barely big enough to fit a bed. In 2010 efforts began to evict these rent-paying residents from their illegal homes. Many still reside underground, dreaming of the day they can afford an above-ground home where there are windows and sunlight, but the majority are accepting of their living conditions.

Man Lost in Amazon Survives—Thanks to Monkeys1m08s

Man Lost in Amazon Survives—Thanks to Monkeys

Animals can be amazing creatures. Sure, there are some wild animals that you would not want to get anywhere near, but there are also some that you could not wait to meet or see. Some animals even prove to be very helpful to humans as they can lend a hand with everyday tasks. Whether it is a seeing eye dog or a cat to help with emotional pain, animals truly are amazing. This is seems to be the case when one man lost for days in the darkness of the Amazon jungle despite hundreds of people searching for him. How could anyone survive in that jungle? With the help of kind monkeys, of course. It seems that the most unlikely animal to assist a human proved to be very helpful indeed. It seems that Maykool Coroseo Acuna was one of the luckiest men in the world. Not only did he survive 9 days in the amazon alone, but he had a group of monkeys take care of him until he was found. Who would have thought that a group of wild monkeys would look after a helpless human? What we do know is that this is one video you are not going to want to miss! Please share this incredible story with your friends and family!

A Primitive Hyperloop: New York City’s First Subway1m32s

A Primitive Hyperloop: New York City’s First Subway

There are many things in this world that influence the way the world will develop. New inventions become the stepping stones for future innovations to follow. This happens to be the case for Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea! Does Elon Musk’s Hyperloop have its origins in New York City’s 1870 subway? Here is the bizarre story of the Big Apple’s first subway, built in secrecy by Alfred Beach. Who knew something like the New York City Subway could spark an idea that might change the future! Isn't technology just awesome? Each day, it keeps constantly changing and evolving. Things such as the cell phones, which we take for granted, were only ideas of science fiction 60 years ago! Even the concept of the Hyperloop seems like science fiction to us today, but in the not so far future it may not! Technology is amazing! It really is incredible that we have so much access to new tech at our finger tips. All we have to do is go online, looks up some of the best tech from Amazon and boom, you have a new piece of technology! What are some of your favorite pieces of tech? Let us know in the comments!

The Woman Who Survived a 10,000 Foot Fall1m25s

The Woman Who Survived a 10,000 Foot Fall

When a 17-year old girl celebrated Christmas by falling 10,000 feet from a plane she proved Santa might not need to be packing a parachute. As far as holiday airport mayhem goes, chances are the 92 occupants (86 passengers and 6 crew) of the propeller powered LANSA Flight 508 flying between the Peruvian cities of Lima and Pucallpa had probably all seen worse. For some of them, the seven hour wait in the busy airport a day before Christmas might have been the most frustrating thing. Two of said passengers were Juliane Koepcke and her mother Maria, traveling home to meet her father. At the 40 minute mark of what was supposed to be an hour long flight, Flight 508 hit a thunderstorm in a pitch black sky. As the plane continued further into the storm, its body began to shake violently. Juliane was in the midst of a 10.000 foot free fall, when she fell unconscious. When she did come around, she was on the ground in dense rain forest, with with a severe concussion and a broken collarbone, a scrape on one arm and a deep gash on her leg, the rest of the plane scattered across almost 6 square miles Despite being heavily injured and unsuitably dressed for the jungle, the 17-year-old set out to find her mother. With a bag of sweets she found in the wreckage as her only source of food, she struggled to get out of the wreckage. Eventually she stumbled across a group of lumbermen, maggots falling from her open wounds. The men took her to a nearby village, where a pilot flew her to a hospital in a town called Pucallpa, where she was finally reunited with her father.

The Art of The Human Brain1m38s

The Art of The Human Brain

Self Reflected’ is being called the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of our brain ever. The artwork was designed so everyone can marvel at the wonder of human consciousness. Here are the incredible results. #awesome Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards have built the most realistic visualization of the human brain ever constructed. They entitled it “Self Reflected”, because it is your own brain perceiving itself. Current brain scan technology doesn't have the capability to scan the neurons of the brain, so the scientists used deep research and algorithmic simulations, along with hand drawings and photolithography, to illustrate the brain in detail. The resulting image contains circuitry of 500.000 neurons! They made 25 etched plates in a similar fashion as computer chips are made. Every neuron was modeled by blowing ink along paper and scanning it into a computer and each one was then used as a building block to “paint” the entire brain slice. The visualization was made so that everyone can marvel in the wonder that is human consciousness. The human brain cells in action share a passing resemblance to the cosmic web. Dr. Greg Dunn has said for Caters News: “Our shared privilege of having one of these magnificent machines in our skulls can help to remind us to use it wisely and compassionately.”

Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling1m42s

Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling

If you think the Navy is the only one using submarines, then think again! Built by hand from marine-grade plywood and fiberglass, the Columbian drug cartels pack these single-use semi-submersibles to the gills with enough coke to make the hardest junkies throw the nirvana od parties! Woohooo! Cocaine smuggling is constant because the people who do business with it makes sweet, sweet money, plain and simple. To put into perspective, the U.S. Coast Guard has seized $1.8 million dollars worth of powder from both boats and subs before the fall of 2015, which is more than the previous three years put together. They estimate that only one in four vessels are intercepted. But how do they get past unnoticed? With the improvements in technologies, like the self-propelled semi-submersibles, these vessels are very low profile and can only go a few feet underwater, while traveling at about 11 miles per hour, leaving virtually no wake and making them undetectable by radar and sonar. How ingenious did they get? In November of 2006 the Coast Guard captured a semi-submersible developed with such ingenuity, that would leave the A-Team in shame. The engineer behind that sub, or rather the high school graduate, was a guy named Mauner Mahecha. His sub was made from Kevlar and fiberglass, measuring 74 feet in length and painted camo blue and could go ten days without refueling at depths of 60 feet. Pablo Escobar would be proud!

Learn About Sourtoe, The Most Disturbing Cocktail Served To Man1m08s

Learn About Sourtoe, The Most Disturbing Cocktail Served To Man

'You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch this gnarly toe.' - An Ode to the Initiated, anon. No one would think ill of the Canadians; after all, they are the mellow, friendly folk on the upper half on the Northern American Continent. But Canada holds the secret of the most disturbing cocktail ever served to man, at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City in the Yukon. We are talking about the Sourtoe, usually a whiskey cocktail, though the drinker may choose their poison, with an extra little feature - the amputated phalange from the foot of an old gold-digger. The rule goes “drink it fast or drink it slow, but do not swallow the toe”! Sounds quite simple, doesn’t it? Well one unfortunate American ignored the rule and down the drain did the dehydrated toe go. Joshua Clark, a writer from the U.S. swallowed the toe. He enraged the town, was charged with cannibalism and desecrating a corpse, fined $500 and chased out of town. One local declared, “If we find him, we will get ourselves ten new toes.” Years later he apologized, by reading a poem he wrote by himself in front of a packed house, pledging his big right foot to the bar upon his death. He even brought his own shears as proof of his honesty! And you thought Long Island Ice Tea was a tough drink.

The Bre-X Scandal: How One Company Made Billions Off Nothing1m40s

The Bre-X Scandal: How One Company Made Billions Off Nothing

If a story sounds too good to be true, it must be the story of Bre-X. The Bre-X tale is one that seems like it’s come straight from the pages of an over-the-top Hollywood script, a script that any producer worth their weight in, well, gold, would probably toss aside and label as completely unbelievable. 200 million oz of gold, hailed by Lehman Bros. as the “discovery of the century” unearthed in the jungles of Borneo by a Calgary minerals company founded by a chain-smoking financial failure sinking in debt. It all started back in 1989, when Bre-X Minerals, Ltd. was founded by Canadian David Walsh, a washed-up stock broker. It was a tepid start for Bre-X, with failed mining expeditions in Quebec and the Northwest Territories and the company continuing to walk the unglamorous line between bankruptcy and being an almost worthless penny stock until 1993. That’s when Walsh called upon a former acquaintance who would eventually become Bre-X’s chief geologist and vice president, fellow Canadian John Felderhof. What happened next was the alleged discovery of the largest find of gold in history, estimated at 200 million ounces. What they didn't know is that their geologist, Michael de Guzman, had tempered with the core samples, adding shavings of his own wedding ring to deceive potential investors. Did we raise your curiosity? Watch the video for the rest of the story! (source:www.interestingshit.com)

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Published: June 28, 2017Updated: July 3, 201768 viewsVirality: 1%
Japan's Unique Robot-Run Hotels1m32s

Japan's Unique Robot-Run Hotels

Technology is amazing! It is evolving at such a fast rate, that some of the tech that we take for granted was only in works of fiction 50 years ago! It has made our lives easier and a lot safer. It seems that some amazing technology has appeared in this hotel here! Robot-staffed hotels are popping up in Japan where you're checked in by friendly dinosaurs. The lobby piano player has no soul, literally. This makes running a hotel so much easier and efficient! One can only imagine what the world will be like in the next 10 years! At the rate that technology is evolving, it is not very hard to imagine that the world will be like some of the works of science fiction! Talk about incredibly cool! What did you think of this clip? Have you ever seen robots like this before at a hotel? We would love to hear what you think so please do not hesitate to leave a comment down in the comments section! Please share this awesome video with your family and friends as it will surely interest and shock them! This is one video that no one should ever miss out on!

1816: The Year Without Summer1m06s

1816: The Year Without Summer

In 1816 folks had a good excuse to complain about the weather, thanks to a huge volcanic eruption from Mount Tambora in Indonesia the previous year, making it the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. Worldwide famine, floods & disease - all thanks to enough toxic ash in the sky to turn summer into winter. Exactly 200 years ago, we had a year that is actually known as “the year without a summer”. In 1815, Mount Tambora (located in Indonesia) blew its top. But just how large was this event? Volcano eruptions are measured on a scale called the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI), measuring explosivity, volume of ash and the height ash reaches into the atmosphere. For comparison,the eruptions of Mount St. Helens and Vesuvius were only ranked as 5’s on the index. The eruption of Mount Tambora was a 7, making it the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. While the immediate area surrounding the volcano was burned and crops further away were covered in ash, the eruption caused a disruption in monsoon season in south-east Asia. In other parts of the world, the cloud caused a sudden and prolonged drop in temperatures, which led to perfect condition for the outbreak of cholera. Not everything was as black and white, though. While the volcano was “throwing shade”, we started paving the road towards modern medicine, we got fantastic literature and Baron Karl Drais invented what is now known as the predecessor of the bicycle. See, something good can come out of bad things.

The Seven Secret Keys That Control The Internet1m36s

The Seven Secret Keys That Control The Internet

The title may sound a little bit like a paper written by a conspiracy theorist that has delved into the matter way too deep, while crazy, it is also very true. There are, in fact, seven keys that control the Internet, or a certain highly important aspect of it. It isn’t like in the movies, where the owners of said keys put them in a machine of some kind and turn them at exactly the same time to turn the Internet on or off. In fact, these keys access seven different safety deposit boxes, which in turn hold seven different smartcards. When these cards are combined, they create a master key that controls the Internet’s domain name system; it is the system that tells your computer the numeric address to visit when you type in a web address. The Domain Name System Security System is controlled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). To blow your mind, this system gets accessed almost a trillion times every day by Internet users around the globe. That’s a lot of Google searches! Basically, if someone were to get their hands on these smartcards, they can control the WWW. So in case something happened to the domain name system, these keys can se used to rebuild it from the ashes. Pretty cool, don’t you think?