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Scrapyard Finds £20,000 in Dumped Safe

A couple of children's charities in the Ipswich area are going to have enough money to pay for an enormous and extremely luxurious staff Christmas party this year, after a cash haul of £20,000 discovered by scrapyard workers went unclaimed. Read More >>

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Watch a Gun Safe Get Cracked Open with Just a Paper Clip

Hmm. That’s not supposed to happen like that. And yet this gun safe — a GunVault GVB1000 (which happens to be approved by the California Department of Justice) that uses a biometric fingerprint sensor to unlock itself — can be easily opened with just a paperclip. It’s a method that simply involves tricking the bypass lock to open the latch. Read More >>

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Visual Breakdown of How a Modern Safe Keeps Things Locked Up

Here’s a nice little exploded and dissected visualisation of a modern safe. For this particular model, over 500 parts are used to make up the impenetrable box with 26 hardened steel bolts keeping things shut tight. It’s also fireproof to up to 1200 degrees and has a lock with 1.2 million possible combinations. Read More >>

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Sound the All Clear: ROSAT Does Not Go Splat

ROSAT, the latest man-made object to fall from the heavens and threaten humanity's safety, has apparently burned up in Earth's atmosphere. The 1 in 2,000 chance of death from above we had all feared never materialised. Read More >>

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That Mysterious, Possibly Mafia-Connected Safe Has Been Opened But Only Oprah Knows What’s Inside

Do you remember that mysterious safe hidden behind a wall inside Bill's Casino in Reno? Well, it's been opened. Cool! Not really, since it was opened and filmed by Oprah's people for a TV special. So no one knows what's inside still. TV drama! Read More >>