More links redolent of geekery. You must be cautious as you enter this wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Scientists monitored volunteers fitted with 15th Century replica armor as they walked and ran on treadmills. Conclusion: armor is heavy. I wonder if the test subjects were as well conditioned as actual knights, but I can't quibble with the conclusion.
Gizmodo dredges up the craziest shit sometimes. Here's an article about Nazi and Japanese plans to invade the US. This didn't seem so crazy right after Pearl Harbor, I guess.
And to continue the WWII theme, here are some excellent pictures of the war in North Africa
These are part of an ongoing Atlantic series called World War II in Photos. 12 of 20 parts are up.