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James Bond spiral jump stuntThis stunt appeared in the 1974 James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. If you have seen the movie, you may have wondered how they did it. I presumed it was faked somehow with wires and a blue screen, but it wasn't. The stunt was originally part of a thri
Not ready to start thinking this morning, I clicked on some click bait that took me to a photo essay of inventions over on definition dot org. Some of the inventions were clever, some were weird, but three of them are designed to keep people from stealing your food.
Looking for information on Sun Stones and the Solar Compass, I came across a reference to Charles Wheatstone's Polar Clock. Wikipedia has a fine article about Wheatstone. Wheatstone is best known as the inventor of the Wheatstone Bridg
Roadkill 50th Episode Special! 10-Car Showdown! - Roadkill Ep. 50 American car culture at it's finest. Or worstest. Shot in the parking lot of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Superconductivity and the London MomentStill looking into this business of figuring out which way is north, I wander into Wikipedia's article on Gyroscopes, where I found this passage about
Cloud flying with UK Coastguard SAR helicopterMy friend Jack is working on the FLIR infrared camera system that was used to make this video. Via Bayou Renaissanc
Catullus 63: recited in Latin & English Galliambic meter I'm reading The Shipping News by Anne Proulx and on page 217 the word Galliambic shows up as the name of a town. There is no town of that name.
I'm reading Burglar On The Prowl by Lawrence Block and he mentions William Gorgas, Yellow Fever and Panama, citing him as an example of dedicated tenaciousness, so I gotta go look him up. Gorgas was the third of of trio of medical heroes who fought Yellow Fever. Here is a sum
Sometimes when I enter a search term, Google will come back and ask if I meant some other term, a term that is spelled similarly to the one I entered. Now sometimes I did misspell my word, and the suggested term is the one I want. But sometimes I didn't, and I don't want the suggested term, but the question just sits there.
Drove over to Portland's East side yesterday afternoon. First thing I noticed was this brand new fortress over by the airport:
Bob Wills - Take me back to TulsaThis is really I all I know about Tulsa.
Six13 - Uptown Passover (An "Uptown Funk" for Pesach) I'm posting this because 1) it's a cute parody, and 2) it's got a little ancient history in it, and ancient history has been on my mind lately.