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The CIA’s Rectal Tool Kit for Spies–Created for Truly Desperate Situations During The Cold War

Though global espionage remains a going concern in the 21st century, somehow the popular stories we tell about it return again and again to the Cold War. Maybe it has to do with the demand those mostly pre-digital decades made upon the physical ingenuity of spies as well as the tools of spycraft. Take, for instance, one particularly ingenious CIA-issued tool kit on display at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. "Filled with escape tools," says the Spy Museum's web site, "thi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, Washington, History, Britain, Cia, John Le Carre, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, International Spy Museum, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Spy Museum, Atlas Obscura Related Content


Water Cooler: Ralph Breaks VR, Spy Museum, Jim Henson, Fantastic Beasts, Mandy, Creed II, Dogs, Hotel Artemis, Channel Zero, Widows, Spider-Man, Greatest Showman

On the November 21, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). At The Water Cooler: ...
Tags: Utah, Movies, Atlanta, Netflix, Washington Dc, Nintendo, Iceland, Zelda, Peter, Wolf Blitzer, Ben, Brad, Jacob, Mandy, George R R Martin, Venture Bros


‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ is the Most Realistic Spy Movie, According to Two Real Spies

To help get the word out about the impending Mission: Impossible – Fallout home video release, I had a chance to visit the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., and speak with real-life former spies. Peter Earnest, a 35 year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Jonna Mendez, a former Chief of Disguise in the CIA’s Office of Technical Service, spoke with me about their careers in the spy trade, how they got into their line of work, and more. But seeing as we care most about mov...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Washington, Earnest, Thriller, Cia, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ciarán Hinds, Tomas Alfredson, International Spy Museum, Mendez, Clandestine Service, Jonna, Jonna Mendez


The ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Blu-ray Release Sent Us on a Mission to the International Spy Museum

In honor of the Mission: Impossible – Fallout digital and Blu-ray release, I got to spend the day at the International Spy Museum. There, I learned about spycraft, spoke with members of the cast, and sat down with real-life spies. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read about what happened, while watching a video of the experience. Mission: Impossible – Fallout Blu-ray Event “Did you wife know you were a spy?” The question comes more than halfway through our tour of ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, White House, National Security Council, John Le Carre, Tom Cruise, Costa, Simon Pegg, Imf, Wolf, Blu, Wolf Blitzer, Barnes, Tomas Alfredson, Blitzer, Pegg


Headsup: Missions Impossible

  In the Mission Impossible series of films, Tom Cruise stars as secret agent Ethan Hunt, who along with an elite support team chases down a variety of bad guys with lots of action, firepower, and kicksplosions in the mix.  Now out for the first time on 4K Ultra HD are all five films in the franchise, released just in time for the theatrical premiere of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. This is mostly a re-release as all of the bonus features outlined below have appeared on previous Blu-ray sets, b...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Washington, 4k, Dubai, Metallica, Vancouver, Headsup, Tom Cruise, Blu-ray, Mission Impossible, Imf, J J Abrams, Ilsa, International Spy Museum, Christopher McQuarrie


The International Spy Museum In Washington D.C.

The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., houses the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display. The facility which opened in 2002, is dedicated to the trade craft and contemporary role of spying. The permanent aggregation, provides the complete history of espionage from ancient times, to the present day. It is the 23rd stop in the travel series Off The Beaten Path. The International Spy Museum is the only public installation in the United States and the...
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Save money in Washington DC

The nation’s capital is not the cheapest city. Bars are expensive, hotels are expensive, meals are expensive, and, as any of the hordes of underpaid government interns living on the Hill will tell you, living in general is expensive. There are a few ways to keep costs down on your trip, though. 1. Visit the free National Museums. This is the most obvious money-saver: most of the major attractions in DC are free. Most of the free ones are along the Mall, stretching from the Capitol to the Pot...
Tags: Travel, Garden, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Starbucks, Dc, Natural History Museum, National Archives, Nats, Mall, All, National Park Service


Watch gentleman's fright after he taps on shark screen that had warning signs

What happens when you tap on a screen pretending to be a shark aquarium with signs that say "Touch at your risk"? For one bold gentleman, who decided to take a risk and tapped away at the screen, the fake shark attack at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. gave him such a shock he flew back, landed on his butt, grabbed his chest, and opened his mouth as if he were about to scream. According to Huffington Post: The display is part of a museum exhibit called “Earth Redesigned.”...
Tags: Video, News, Washington, James Bond, Huffington, International Spy Museum, Stromberg, Shark Attacks, Karl Stromberg


WATCH: 'Shark' Charges Toward Man And Cracks Fake Aquarium Glass In Viral Video

A man in Washington D.C.  likely learned a valuable lesson this week after ignoring a warning sign on a "shark tank" exhibit and knocking on "aquarium" glass. An exhibit at the International Spy Museum featured realistic video of a shark lunging at the aquarium glass whenever an onlooker taps on it, and Gregory Heinzman's reaction to the shock quickly went viral.
Tags: News, Washington, International Spy Museum, Gregory Heinzman


A Visual History Lesson: Top U.S Cities to Visit With Your Kids

Kids are very visual creatures who love learning about things they can see. You could tell your kids about a historical place or explain another culture to them, but it’s a lot more fun if they can take a look for themselves. Culture-filled and historical cities to visit with kids If you think we’re going to start this list with Orlando, think again. Disney theme parks are delightful, but there are certainly more historical cities to see with your kids. New Orleans, for example. Here you can ...
Tags: Food, Mississippi, Washington, Mexico, White House, Disney, San Diego, Marriott, James Bond, New Orleans, San Diego Zoo, Orlando, Travelocity, Big Easy, Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin


48-Hours of Fun: Great City Destinations for Weekend Vacations

Great City Destinations for Weekend Vacations Are you ready to take a full-tilt vacation, but you’ve only got a weekend off work? Don’t worry. If you pick the right nearby destination, you can pack plenty of adventure and entertainment into a couple of days and nights. Stay close to home A fun getaway weekend can be spontaneous, or it can be well planned. The trick is to eliminate as much travel time as possible. After all, you don’t want to spend half your weekend on an airplane when you cou...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Usa, Mississippi, Washington, White House, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, House, Marriott, New Orleans, Travel Tips, Temple, Palm Springs


Link About It: 5,000+ Objects Coming to the International Spy Museum

Spy Museum board member H Keith Melton is kindly offering up some 5,000+ personally collected objects to the collection. Since the 1970s, Melton has been gathering all kinds of trickery and tools used by spies—from a piece of a spy plane to "the axe...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Museums, Artifacts, Linkaboutit, International Spy Museum, Melton, Washingtondc, Spymuseum, Internationalspymuseum, Keith Melton


Spy Museum Washington DC – Is It Worth the Visit?

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons Fun Fact Learned at Spy Museum Washington DC On any given day, there are more spies in Washington DC then in the entire world. This was one of the incredible facts learned when visiting the Spy Museum in Washington DC. You learn a lot more as well. But what makes it so incredible, is that these are all stories, facts that have been truly practiced in the field. The Museum features the largest collection...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Washington Dc, James Bond, Family Travel, Destinations, Attraction Reviews, International Spy Museum, New Horizons Fun Fact Learned, Spy Museum Washington DC, Spy Museum, Spy Museum with Kids Washington DC, Disguise Federal Bureau of Investigation


Companies with Benefits, Part 1: Benefit Corporations

I’m going to ask you to bear with me as I engage in some deep, extended geeking about business models in coming weeks, via a series of essays and guest posts exploring changes in business and philanthropy that are reshaping the niche museums occupy in society. First up is an exploration of benefit corporations: what they are, how they impact museums, and how they may shape the future. One challenge facing the whole nonprofit sector is that the distinction between our work and that of...
Tags: Maryland, NYC, Future, US, Italy, Dallas, Dc, Cleveland, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, St Louis, Philanthropy, ESG, Omidyar Network, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation


'Big and loud' not the intention with flagship D.C. Apple store in the Carnegie Library

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) representatives say their plans for the historic Carnegie Library will respect and improve the building’s historic architecture. "Some of you may say 'Apple! I don’t want to see another glass box. We had enough of that with the Spy Museum,'" Apple development lead Michael Brown said of the International Spy Museum's failed 2014 plan for the Carnegie Library. Brown, along with reps from architect Beyer Blinder Belle, gave a closer glimpse at Apple’s plans during a National…...
Tags: Apple, Michael Brown, Aapl, International Spy Museum, Carnegie Library, Beyer Blinder Belle, Spy Museum Apple, Carnegie Library Brown


International Spy Museum

This deal was so big, they couldn’t keep it under wraps. Although the International Spy Museum’s mission highlights covert operations, its search for a new home has been highly public. That was due in large part to its first attempt to relocate, which would have put the popular museum into the Carnegie Library, a public building with historic designations. When that fell through in fall of 2014, all eyes were on the museum, whose lease in its current home, 800 F St. NW, was expected to run… ...
Tags: International Spy Museum, Carnegie Library


Win A Romantic Holiday to Washington, D.C. and Virginia

By Adam Groffman I’ve teamed up with Capital Region USA and Visit Virginia to offer you the chance to win a romantic holiday to Washington, D.C. and Virginia… Enter Now for the Chance to Win… (1 Grand Prize Winner): FLIGHTS FOR TWO! Two economy tickets on United Airlines from Germany to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Options include nonstop flights FRA-IAD and MUC-IAD, as well as one-stop flights including Berlin-Newark/NewYork-IAD. Prize DOES NOT include taxes/fees. All vis...
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Guide to AOW’s (any other weapons) – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO

Welcome back to The Legal Brief, the show where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding various areas of the gun world. The Gun Collective USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  I’m your host Adam Kraut and today we’re talking about the NFA firearm that nobody understands also known as Any Other Weapons or AOWs.AOWs are the bastard child of NFA firearms. Unlike every other NFA firearm for which you are paying a $200 tax to transfer, you are only paying a $5 tax to transfer an AOW...
Tags: Guns, Washington Dc, James Bond, Smith, Gun Laws, Usc, NRA Board, Springfield, Adam, ATF, Springfield Armory, TGC, NFA, International Spy Museum, AOW, Shooting Industry News


Father's Day Getaways Inspired by Iconic Film Characters

Lots of dads make sacrifices to give their kids the best life possible. A large number opted not to be CIA assassins or treasure hunters, because it would take them away from home too much and stress out their spouse. To thank them for not living the wild lives of the movie characters they love--Jason Bourne and Indiana Jones, for example--take them on an great escape befitting their idol. Herein, five famous ones to spark a dad-bonding sojourn. John Wayne His way with Westerns was so iconic t...
Tags: New York, News, Montana, Washington, White House, Peru, Westerns, Venice, John Wayne, Cia, Duke, Indiana Jones, Huffington Post, Joy Pecknold, Kauai Hawaii, Clark Kent Superman


Top 25 Family Friendly Activities Around the World: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Editor’s Note: This post is part of the Viator Travel Awards, an annual awards competition where we – along with our readers, travelers, and fans – select the top things to do and see in each of the major regions we serve, the top things to do in our most popular tour categories, and more. * * * * * * Welcome to the 2016 Viator Travel Awards: Family Edition! Traveling with kids is always an adventure. Seasoned parents know that staying flexible, going with the flow and always having snacks on h...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Cook, London, Mexico, China, Berlin, Singapore, India, New York City, Disney, Toronto, San Francisco, Barcelona, Rome, Chicago