A Soviet all-woman bomber regiment was nicknamed the "Night Witches" (Nachthexen) by the Germans. The Night Witches flew 23,000 sorties and was the most highly-decorated unit in the Soviet Air Force. You can see a preview of Garth Ennis' new comic about them here. Via.
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This logo for Art Van Furniture has been found to violate Hershey's trademark. Via.
There's a new iTunes game called Tap Tap Revenge: Nine Inch Nails Edition that features music from the last two NIN albums. A high score could earn you merchandise and concert tickets. Via.
1. The blog started by former EGM editors Dan "Shoe" Hsu and Crispin Boyer has already managed to get itself banned from using Google AdSense.
2. Target (wrongfully) suspected a woman of trying to pass counterfeit bills and referred her name to the authorities, which led to Secret Service agents visiting her at work. She sued Target for defamation and just received a $3.1 million judgment. Target plans to appeal, but her attorney had a great line: "Where can we buy her back her good name? We've looked, and you can't buy it at Target." Via.
3. Per Rich Johnston, "Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes" had 16 pages of story, and a cover price of $3.99. It can't get much clearer. Marvel thinks anyone buying new comics at the store is a sucker.
4. "Bandit catchers" are volunteers who work marathons and make sure no one who sneaks onto the course gets to cross the finish line without running the full race. Via.
5. An octopus at an aquarium in Germany shortcircuited the power to the entire aquarium by squirting water at a particular light he didn't care for, has been seen juggling crabs, smashes the tank with rocks, and periodically rearranges the scenery. So, if you believe in reincarnation, is this guy ready to be human, or a recently devolved criminal?
*Previously: Giant octopus desktop wallpaper.
*Buy Kim Stanley Robinson's tale of reincarnation at Amazon.