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The amazing solar system: what if the planets were the same distance as our Moon? [video]

Check out this awesome video from Yeti Dynamics–a YouTube channel which evidently does a lot of stuff regarding astronomy and celestial objects–and be amazed. Here we see the various planets … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The “spaghetti tree” of Ticino: the great BBC hoax of 1957.

Today is April Fool’s Day. My husband and I were chatting last night about it and we agreed that there’s very little fun left in April Fool’s Day these days; … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another horrifying dose (Chapter VI) of Russian dash cam car crashes! [video]

I have no idea why, but whenever I do one of these Russian dash cam car crash articles, the blog goes crazy with views. So, in what has now become … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Witness this incredible desert sand storm in Iraq! [video]

This video was taken by a U.S. Army serviceman in Al Asad, Iraq, I believe in April 2005. I was reading something about sand storms the other day and realized … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Take a ride on an antique motorbike: a BSA Model K from 1916! [video]

Last weekend I published Chapter 37 of The Armored Satchel, my World War II spy thriller serial. In this episode, the hero, Max Volcker, tries to escape a pursuing counter-intelligence agent … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth (?) Panorama: the Milky Way, seen from Öland, Sweden.

I found this absolutely stunning panoramic view on 360cities.net, showing the Milky Way arcing across the sky in late summer. I know on all of these 360cities posts I’m always … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Russian dash cam car crash carnage, Vol. V: winter edition! [video]

Shame on me. I realized I haven’t done a post on Russian dash cam car crashes since October. Shame on me! Lest this blog become too heavy and plodding with … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cool photo: New York in winter, 1890s.

It’s snowy where I am this morning, and with winter on my mind I went looking for some wintry photos of years gone by and came up with this one. … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s a “gravity hill”? And does it really defy gravity? [video]

A “gravity hill” is a mysterious place where objects roll uphill. The most well-known example is a road where cars set in neutral will roll uphill, but the effect can … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Strange brew: the incredible London beer flood of 1814.

I know I just did a post yesterday about a 19th century disaster in London, but this one is just too strange to pass up. Just shy of two hundred … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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