Daily archives: March 4, 2014

The world’s longest aircraft is mooning you

At least, that’s what it looks like from the front. From behind, it looks like a hotdog in a bun.

The first Mongrels story- GOD Hunt- started with a wingsuit dive from a blimp. As written, it was a vertical airship, which is an interesting variation on the traditional airship design. An Airlander inspired wing would have been even better.

BBC News – The world's longest aircraft in the making.

“Doomsday” seed vaults- the grail for post apocalyptic treasure hunters?

I’m knocking around ideas for a post-apocalyptic action-adventure story, to be done as one of Garth Owen’s alternate takes on popular film subgenres. The tale will be in the vein of Mad Max and all its imitators, with a band of adventurers, rather than just the one, traveling the post climate change/war devastation trading technology and information. What they want, more than anything else, is to uncover one of the underground seed banks, because the trove in there will set them up for life.

BBC News – Key food crops head to Arctic 'doomsday vault'.