Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Swimming

With swimming being a main thing to do in the summer, would you like to know about ocean acidification? Should the C02 levels keep rising the ocean could become so acidic that a dinosaur type extinction takes place. Dip your toe in first the next time you go to the beach to be sure.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Hulk

No, hopefully humans won't be hulking out any time soon. But should a large star collapse inward towards a black hole, it could send gamma ray bursts across the universe and those in the 3000 light year range won't be too happy. As in earth exploding unhappy. Another fact you knew?

Monday, 29 July 2013

Carbon What?

With all the talk of Carbon Dioxide causing global warming, did you ever consider oxygen to be just as bad? Well billions of years ago Cyanobacteria, created an abundance oxygen in a carbon dioxide rich planet, causing a mass extinction. I guess we aren't the only planet killers.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Cryogenics

Want to go into the deep freeze? Many companies out there are sure lapping up the cash to let you do so. Some are even using nothing more than your head. The rest of your body can go be buried while your head remains. Doesn't that sound appealing?

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Ding To Humanity

I always like to keep up on alternative methods and such, some are obviously a hoax. But there are some good ones to. Yet it may be hard to tell the difference. You go to have a look and there are just as many naysayers as there are those saying it works.

Your first thought is this could be the product owner, creator, etc. hiring people to make it look good. But do you ever think of the opposite?

Yes! Drug companies hire people to go around the internet and debunk anything that could cut into profits. Sad how low some people and organizations will sink.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Animal Powers

Ever wanted the power of a lion? Well with all the genetic research going on, maybe one day you could have animal DNA. What animal would you choose?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Teleportation

 
Teleportation would be the next big step in travel. Theoretically it could be done, but would you want to be faxed off like a piece of paper? Except in this case the paper you fax disappears. Or maybe it doesn't and you end up with a clone on the other side. You could also end up dying on the side you left and being remade on the other side down to the tiniest molecule. So who wants to volunteer first?

Monday, 22 July 2013

1,000,000 Views

Another video Pat did for me has now got over 1,000,000 views on youtube! Not too shabby.


Friday, 19 July 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Boldogkovaralja

Boldogkovaralja, sounds like a weird disease. Can you say it three times fast? I am filling up room because not much is known out there about this castle. I liked the look of it though. It resides in Hungary.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Disney

On this day in history:

Disney land opened for the very first time - 1955.

The three point seat belt inventor was born - 1920

Flight 800 explodes over long island - 1996

Wild Bill Hicock kills a soldier - 1870

Jo DiMaggio ends his 56 game hitting streak - 1941


Did you know them all?

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Tarascon chateau

Construction on the Tarascon chateau began in 1401 after the previous castle was destroyed.It was completed in 1449. It was then turned into a military prison during the 17th century until it was acquired  by the state in 1932.  It is said a mythical monster the Tarasque ravaged the town during the first century. Wouldn't want to meet that ugly fellow.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Fun Promo

A funny video Pat Hatt made up for my contest and books. Thanks! What do you think?


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Monday, 8 July 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013

Bikinis

They became a nationwide hit, sorry though, no pics.

This Day in History:

The bikini was introduced - 1946

Sox accused of throwing world series - 1921

Salvation Army founded - 1865

First successful cloning of a mammal - 1996

Bill Doolin escapes from jail - 1896

Which one scares you more?

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Indepedence Day

Just in case you don't know with it plastered everywhere else, I'll help you out.

This Day in History:

Today is the USA's Independence Day - 1776

A murder trial inspires The Fugitive - 1954

Death of the founding fathers, Jefferson and Adams - 1826

Pathfinder lands on Mars -1997

The Clash play their first live event -  1976

Did you know all of these ones?

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Gettsyburg ends

Did you still think it was going on?

This Day in History:

The battle of Gettsyburg comes to an end - 1863

Washington assumes command - 1775

Tom Cruise(big one here) was born - 1962

Idaho becomes 43rd state - 1890

Andy Griffith passes - 2012

Catch any of these up close?

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Amelia Earhart Disappears

Old news? It is history week here you know.

This Day in History:

Men in Black premieres - 1997

President Garfield shot - 1881

Chevrolet builds 1,000,000th corvette - 1992

Gonna fly now is #1 on the charts - 1977

Amelia Earhart is never heard from again - 1937

See any of these come about?

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hong Kong Returns

Always enjoyed history and factor many things from it into my books. So I thought it would be fun to do a history week. Yes, you can find them elsewhere, but I am still going to post them. Also figured this week will be slow do to holidays. So here you are.

This Day in History:

Hong Kong returned to China - 1997

The first Pg-13 rating debuts - 1984

Canada's Independence Day - 1867

The last Ford Thunderbird was produced - 2005

The first Sony Walkman went on sale - 1979

Any of these ring a bell?