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Forget Crop Circles. The U.S. Military Does Even Weirder Stuff In The Middle Of Nowhere.

I'm sure the flying robots who use these are totally benevolent and don't illegally assassinate American citizens or anything.

Forget Crop Circles. The U.S. Military Does Even Weirder Stuff In The Middle Of Nowhere.


 




 


Turns out these bizarre runes painted on the Earth are "aerial photo calibration targets" used to test the resolution on airborne cameras, according to the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

Initially developed in the 1950s for use by Cold War-era spy planes, the Center estimates these "curious land-based two-dimensional optical artifacts" are still in use by other "flying cameras" — namely drones, which, as we all know, now also carry devices that have much less passive functions than taking cute li'l photos. To say the very least.


Ready for the weekend? Of course, you are. Here's our weekly dose of good vibes to help you shed the stresses of the workweek and put yourself in a great frame of mind.

These 10 stories made us happy this week because they feature amazing creativity, generosity, and one super-cute fish.

1. Diver befriends a fish with the cutest smile

Hawaiian underwater photographer Yuki Nakano befriended a friendly porcupine fish and now they hang out regularly.

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