"You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." James M. Barrie Peter Pan.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
the VAB [Vehicle Assembly Building] high bay next door to the LCC [Launch Control Center] and made his way inside to the bathroom last night" [ May 2007]
Alligator Captured Inside NASA KSC BuildingSTATUS REPORT
Date Released: Monday, May 21, 2007
Source: Kennedy Space Center
From firstname.lastname@example.org: Hi Keith, I'd suggest that you call NASA public affairs to confirm this, but somewhere between KSC and JSC, the location of these photos apparently got promoted. I'm told that they were taken on May 14, at a receiving warehouse in the KSC industrial area, several miles south of the VAB. Gator encounters are a common occurrence here, given that we're situated in the middle of a wildlife refuge. Still, it's rare for them to venture inside.
repost from Delphi Fran - just Fran 12/10/07
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tom Annandale, 28, of Manchester, stripped while on holiday in Spain and planned to run around a tennis court.
But he failed to notice that the court was enclosed by a glass wall.
A friend filmed Mr Annandale running straight into the glass wall and bouncing off on to his backside before running off in shame. The friend then posted the clip, entitled Streaker Fail, on YouTube and the clip went viral.
"We'd been down the beach surfing and we were having a few beers by the pool," Mr Annandale said.
"Everyone was tired but I thought, if I do a streak round the tennis court, it will make the lads laugh and get everyone up for a night out.
"I didn't realise they were playing in an enclosed court. I am 6ft tall and weigh 16 stone and set off full pelt for my streak.
"It was fine until I hit the glass wall. I split my forehead, bruised my shoulder, knocked my knee and was in agony, but the worst part was the embarrassment.
"I had these stunned tennis players looking at me, all the lads laughing, so I just got up and ran off.
"It's very embarrassing as I am a project manager for a construction company and have about 65 men on site. Obviously, if I'd realised there was a glass door I'd have opened it first."
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
- will be civil in my public discourse and behavior.
- will be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them.
- will stand against incivility when I see it.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Photographer: Jim Bromley; Heather Renyck
Summary Author: Bryce Hand; Heather Renyck
The photo above showing an unusual slab of snow draped over a carport rooftop was snapped in Meaford, Ontario on December 11, 2010. In some ways, it's acting like a wet-base (temperate climate) glacier where basal slippage is facilitated by water at its freezing/melting point. Evidently, the water film was just thin enough so that roughness elements of the shingles kept the entire layer from quickly sliding off. Deformation of the slab involves a number of processes that probably wouldn't have been nearly as effective in keeping the layer intact if it was bent suddenly. Note that the shrubs appear to have stalled or at least slowed the slab's progress. Of course, the snow that forms glacial ice (firn) is very dense, perhaps four or five times more dense than the snow on this roof.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
From YouTube comments
When the TV programme of which this segment is the closing part was planned, Coope Boyes & Simpson were approached - due to their involvement with the revival of First World War songs on their albums, and their concerts at or near the battlefields of the Western Front - asking if they would like to contribute, as their work was felt exceptionally appropriate to complement the poetry. They kindly offered two recordings and the producers chose this one.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Mama and Baby go for a stroll
Baby decides to cross a busy street
Mama kept watch in both directions
Baby kept going
Mama started to cross the busy road next
She took her time
Whew, Baby is safe and Mama is almost there
Mama made it!
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