Boston Molasses Disaster The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event has entered local folklore, and for many decades residents claimed that on hot summer days, the area still smelled of molasses. Disaster The disaster occurred at the Purity Distilling Company facility on January 15, 1919. The temperature had risen above 40 °F (4.4 °C), climbing rapidly from the frigid temperatures of the preceding days.:99; 95 At the time, molasses was the standard sweetener in the United States. Modern downtown Boston with molasses flood area circled Molasses, waist deep, covered the street and swirled and bubbled about the wreckage ... Damage to the Boston Elevated Railway due to the flood
Pudú The pudús (Mapudungun püdü or püdu) are two subspecies of South American deer from the genus Pudu, and are the world's smallest deer. The name is a loanword from Mapudungun, the language of the indigenous Mapuche people of southern Chile. The two species of pudús are the northern pudú (Pudu mephistophiles) from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and the southern pudú (Pudu puda; sometimes incorrectly modified to Pudu pudu) from southern Chile and southwestern Argentina. Pudús range in size from 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long. As of 2009, both species are classified as "Endangered" in the IUCN Red List. Taxonomy The genus Pudu was first erected by English naturalist John Edward Gray in 1850. Pudua was a Latinized version of the name proposed by Alfred Henry Garrod in 1877 but was ruled invalid. Pudú are classified in the New World deer subfamily Capreolinae within the deer family Cervidae. Description
Meet The Family! | The Collector Gene The Family: Jim, Father I don’t know why I became a collector. Is it in my genes? Perhaps. Is it the environment I grew up in? What I do know is that I have enjoyed collecting for over four and a half decades, and I enjoy it as much today as I ever did. There are a couple of things that have helped me on my collecting odyssey immensely, and they have more to do with attitude than anything else. I have also found that no matter how much the years of experience may have taught me, there is still so much I don’t know. Speaking of stuff, you may be wondering what kind of stuff I collect. We are not rich people walking around with unlimited budgets. Everyone has an opinion and much has been written about the state of the antique and collectible world and where it is going. There is presently no shortage of TV programs dealing with antiques and collectibles these days. It’s a fascinating journey. Carol, Mother I doubt that my collector gene comes from my mother. Ben, Son Amy, Daughter
Seventh Sanctum double or nothing Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock | Zupher Disorder Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock was created by Internet pioneer Sam Kass as an improvement on the classic game Rock-Paper-Scissors. How it works: Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors. Reference : The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 17 Like this: Like Loading...
PostSecret Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell If you spend your workday in a busy office, you'll know how difficult it can be to switch off and take a proper break. With this in mind, designer Eden Lew has conceived a wearable isolation pod called the Nutshell that aims to improve the quality of break times. View all The idea for the Nutshell, which is similar in principle to the Ostrich Pillow, came about during a design class Lew was taking which tasked students to "redesign the next thing they threw out." In her case, this happened to be a sandwich wrapper, and inspired by the fact that busy people often don't take due time to eat a proper lunch, the designer went on to conceive a pod which blocks out the workspace in a bid to make break times more relaxing. Lew then added folds and stays to make the Nutshell collapsible, lightweight, and wearable. Source: Eden Lew Share About the Author All articles by Adam Williams Post a CommentRelated Articles
Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point | Explore controversial science with leading researchers and their critics... the leading source for intelligent skeptic-versus-believer debate... Multiple-Intelligences Welcome Visitors - Aux Mailles Godefroy Selfies At Serious Places | Open wide for Chernobyl! French Father Shoots Whimsical Reflections of His 6 Kids My Modern Metropolis French Father Shoots Whimsical Reflections of His 6 Kids The New York Times' photography blog, Lens, led me to French photographer Alain Laboile this morning along with all of the wonderful photos he's taken of his six kids. Mostly shot in black and white, his photos read like a visual diary of childhood and all the fun and the fantasy that come with it. While the Lens focused on his album called La Famille, saying "Theirs is a family photo album thrown before the world," I was drawn to Reflexion Autour du Bassin or Reflection Around the Basin. It's Tim Walker mixed with Tim Burton with a bit of Ryan McGinley thrown in. Alan Laboile on Flickr You might like: Beautifully Candid Moments in Italy Throughout the 1980's Extraordinary Conceptual Portraits by Christine Muraton Stunning Portraits Mixed with Swirling Ink in Water Mother Handmakes Amazing Disney Costumes for Daughter Recommended by Views: 5276 Tags: alan laboile, photo, photography Share Twitter Facebook Facebook