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
Sexuality According to the Word of God 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
Search Engine Optimisation Expert :: SEO Blog » 101 Tips to Improve Your Web Presence 101 Tips to Improve Your Web Presence Posted on March 26, 2007 - Filed Under Directories , Affiliate Programmes , Link Building , Search Engine Optimisation I like making lists - and I like promoting Web sites. If you enjoy this article and find it useful, please “Digg It”, using the button above. If you’re launching a new site, or new content, write an introduction and submit it to social bookmarking sites like Digg , Reddit and Netscape . Find quality and relevant blogs and leave a comment (with a link back to your site of course). Boost your search engine rankings with v7n Directory Make sure it’s easy for your users to subscribe to your RSS feed. I was inspired to write this by superflytrainer who posted an excellent 101 ways to get more traffic thread on DP. I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible with my links, but feel free to point out any glaring ommissions! Also see: Top 23 Social Bookmarking Sites Social Bookmarking Comments
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 Top 100 Mac Apps I’ve compiled a list of my top 100 Mac apps for your perusal, since so many people have been asking for it. Thanks to Taylor Olson and Jason for helping me put all the icons and links in place! These apps are certainly Tiger compatible, and most of ’em work inside Leopard (though the VNC utilities are now unnecessary). A rolling list of ‘Honorable Mentions’ follow the Top 100, so… keep reading. Only one application is missing. I’m also happy to announce that both VMware and Shiny White Box are coming aboard as official video sponsors – but their presence in this list is based on app merit. Which apps did I miss – especially for Windows switchers? 7zX (Compress / Decompress 7zX Archives) ACP Suite (Ultimate OS X Power Toys Array) Adium (Universal Instant Messaging App based on Pidgin) AP Grapher (Searches and Displays Wireless Networks) AppFresh (Keeps Third Party / Apple Apps Up-To-Date) AppZapper (Drag and Drop Uninstall Applications) ASCII Projecktor (View Live or Recorded Video in ASCII) Bean Butler
double or nothing Design Showcase - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Some of the best festivals and conferences of the year are gone by now, but if we’d just want to judge them by their online presence we can do it from the comfort of our couch. There was some research involved in this article, you wouldn’t believe it how many of the biggest events in the world have so flat and unexciting websites. However, we’ve finally managed to find quite a few cool ones, so we wish you a pleasant and inspirational journey. In this post we present some of the beautiful, original and inspirational web designs of festivals and conferences that took place or are going to take place this year. Music Festivals Bumbershoot Nice color scheme, trippy background, and a great all-in-one homepage experience with lots of info very well organized. Parklife"A world of its own" seems to be not only the tagline of the festival but of the website too. BBC Radio 1′s Big WeekendA small website for a big weekend and a huge event. Mystery Land Film & Art Festivals An Event Apart
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...
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom tutorials by Julieanne Kost DeHaze in Photoshop CC 2015 and Lightroom CC In this short tip, Julieanne demonstrates how the new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Phtooshop CC 2015 can help dramatically improve an image by removing haze or, add artistic atmosphere by adding haze. What's New in Lightroom CC: Hidden Gems Discover new features and enhancements Lightroom CC including faster performance, improved local adjustment tools, HTML 5 compatible web galleries, and more! Quick Tip: Panorama Merge Learn how easy it is to stitch together multiple files into a panorama that has all of the editing flexibility of a raw file. PostSecret Web 2.0 how-to design style guide In this tutorial, I describe various common graphic design elements in modern web “2.0” design style. I then attempt to explain why they work (i.e. why they have become common), as well as how, when and where you might use each element in your designs. It follows on from my Current Style article, and analyses in greater depth the design features of the current “Web 2.0” design style. To learn how to design Web2.0 sites yourself, you must read “Save the Pixel – The Art of Simple Web Design”, which is a comprehensive guidebook to the principles and techniques of Web2.0 design. Summary of Best Web Design Features The list below is a summary of many of the common features of typical “Web 2.0” sites. Clearly, a site doesn’t need to exhibit all these features to work well, and displaying these features doesn’t make a design “2.0” – or good! I’ve already addressed some of these factors in my introductory Current Style article. Best Website Design? Web 2.0 ?! Best Web Design Features 1. When? Always! 2.