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Our little neighborhood: Voyager 1’s famous Earth-Moon photo.

The above photo was taken 37 years ago today, on September 18, 1977, from the space probe Voyager 1. It is the first photo ever taken of the Earth and … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth Panorama: Beautiful sunset, Recife, Brazil.

There’s no history behind this post, no story, no hidden significance. I put this up here for the sheer beauty of the shot. This sunset painted the sky over Recife, … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Watch this amazing color HD film footage of Berlin and Munich, 1900-1914! [video]

We’re so used to seeing moving pictures of the distant past in scratchy, indistinct, black-and-white shadows that have the look of old, poorly-preserved silent movies. That’s why, whenever I find … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

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

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