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Iran Building Fake US Carrier ... to Blow Up?

US officials say it could be for propaganda boost

(Newser) - A ship nearing completion in Iran looks rather familiar to American eyes: US officials say it's a sort of replica of the Navy's Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier—it even has the Nimitz's number 68 painted near the bow—except that it's not actually a working aircraft... More »

Airport Security Detains Teen Over Purse Design

They say it's a banned 'replica weapon'

(Newser) - TSA stopped a dangerous 17-year-old from boarding a flight recently because she had a gun—a gun design on her purse, that is. Vanessa Gibbs says she has traveled with her clutch many times, but on a recent flight from Virginia to her native Jacksonville, Florida, it was flagged as... More »

Pan Am Lives—in Man's Garage

Trips to Thailand net vintage headphones and the like for cabin mockup

(Newser) - To Anthony Toth, Pan Am was the epitome of airline class, with its top-notch, martini-pouring first-class service and in-flight music so excellent that the United Airlines employee brought along a tape recorder to record it on trips as a boy. Now that he’s 42 and owns a home, he’... More »

Hong Kong Brothers Brave Tide With Life-Size Ark

Biblical specs set it apart from others worldwide

(Newser) - A trio of billionaire brothers in Hong Kong is offering shelter from the financial storm in the form of a life-size Noah’s ark replica, built using the Bible as a manual, the Wall Street Journal reports. The ark is one of many replicas worldwide, but the only one that... More »

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