Stories tagged arabic coins

Usually images from the future don't come rendered in oil: Usually.
Usually images from the future don't come rendered in oil: Usually.Courtesy Ambroise-Louis Garneray
What do pirates hate? Lasers. I mean, duh.

So, naturally, the US Navy has developed a high energy laser that can be mounted on a ship and used to fight off attacking boats. The laser can disable outboard engines by setting them on fire. That's the other thing pirates hate: fire. Ha ha!

PS—Not that lasers aren't awesome, and not that I advocate more shooting things with guns, but how is this better than shooting things with guns? Any laser enthusiasts out there? Pirates? Pirate enthusiasts? Sailors? Explain!

The largest treasure trove of old coins was unearthed at the airport in Stockholm, Sweden. This new collection is the largest and oldest collection of viking-collected coins ever found on the Swedish mainland. No word if Hari Krishna members had been bugging the vikings for donations before the coins were buried at the airport site.