The Colonel’s Journal

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Articles to improve your life, style, romance, and manly skills; just plain interesting.

A 1952 jet-boat on Loch Ness breaks the speed record, at high cost

The British motorist John Cobb spent the 1930s and 1940s breaking land speed records. By 1947 he set the world record for land speed on the Bonneville Salt Flats, going…

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5 rules of expert negotiators

Here’s a potentially uncomfortable truth: nearly every interaction you have with someone is a negotiation of some kind. Stop and think about it for a second and you’ll realize it’s true, whether…

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How to tell the room you’re a strong leader

Whether you’re a C-suite executive or not, there are going to be times when you want to have the aura of leadership about you. There are several pieces to this…

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NASA intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 and it still went badly

In December 1984, NASA and the FAA intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 passenger jet. The idea was to test out a new fuel additive that they thought could reduce the…

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Weather proverbs that are actually true

You’ve likely heard “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky in morning sailor take warning”. There are tons of these weather proverbs, problem is, most of them don’t really…

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Be Interesting: The Art of Storytelling

We’ve talked about how to increase your personal magnetism and given you topics to endear others to you. But all of it will be for not if when it’s your…

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Operation Dynamo: The Manmade Miracle

The fleet set sail on May 26th, 1940, crossing the English Channel towards the French town of Dunkirk. It was not lead by any one Admiral, guided instead by the…

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No Joke, You Can Build A Warp Drive

Space is a really big place, even our own cosmic neighborhood is huge; with current technology, it takes 2 years to get to Mars. If you want to visit the closest…

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Live Free: Old Habits Die Hard

Whether you realize it or not, your daily life is largely comprised of countless habits. When you preform any given action, say rinsing your toothbrush with water after adding the…

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13 Tips For Great Holiday Pictures

Despite the fact that your smartphone may be boasting 20 or 30 megapixels, that little camera is severely limited due to its tiny little lens. With such a small lens,…

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