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Youtube: Airlander 10 crashing into the ground cardington shed airship.

Bounce, more like. Doesn’t look like the cockpit/passenger section ever contacts the ground, just the blimp nose. Inexperienced pilot, methinks. I suppose it responds even more slowly than a conventional blimp ... though I saw no last-minute recovery attitude adjustments.

08/24/16 • 09:18 AM • GeneralTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Thomas Hardy altarpiece discovered in Windsor church.

The discovery shows it did exist, but that it had been covered over some time in the 1920s.” Totally rad.

08/23/16 • 09:00 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Teenage girls in the UK feel ‘worthless’ and ‘unhappy’.

If all that wasn’t enough, a major new survey from the Department for Education has revealed that more than a third of teenage girls in the UK now suffer from depression and anxiety. According to stats obtained by the organisation, 37 per cent of female 14-year-olds feel unhappy, worthless, or unable to concentrate – which is double the amount compared to boys of the same age.” Begs the question, why?

08/23/16 • 08:49 AM • ChildhoodPoliticsPsychologyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

National Geo: Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?

My God. Nat’l Geographic, in rigor mortis. Not a peep about Colin Fletcher - or more importantly, Harvey Butchart, without whom many sections wouldn’t have been known to be passable. These later through-walkers stand on the shoulders of giants. For shame, Nat’l Geographic. For shame.

08/19/16 • 05:08 PM • EnvironmentalHistoryTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas Obscura: Nobuo Fujita’s Sword – Brookings, Oregon.

Good lord, are they crazy? A katana needs constant care - esp. an historically valuable one. This shouldn’t be allowed to tarnish and molder in a case. This should be performed on a regular basis.

08/19/16 • 04:36 PM • HistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ANN: 40,000 shipwrecks waiting to be found off British coast, says Historic England.

People who are regular walkers along the coast or who have dogs should look out for them and let us or local historians know if they spot one.

08/19/16 • 11:08 AM • HistoryScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.

Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.

08/19/16 • 10:21 AM • ArtsConsumptionDesignNatureTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ESPN: Brazilian police say video shows Ryan Lochte’s, swimmers’ robbery story untrue.

The official said Lochte’s teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, who were pulled off a plane going back to the United States late Wednesday, told police that the robbery story had been fabricated.” For shame.

08/18/16 • 05:56 PM • LawSportsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: The Couple Who Worked as Truck Drivers Together.

I just sit on my butt and turn the steering wheel, but gross over a thousand dollars a week. You can’t say I’m lazy, can you?

08/18/16 • 05:41 PM • GeneralHome & LivingTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Visitors rush to the Great Barrier Reef to catch it before it’s gone.

A survey published this week in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism found 69% of tourists had been driven by a sense of urgency to see Australia’s coral icon while there was still time.

08/17/16 • 01:39 PM • ScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Lake Garda in tourist posters.

More!

08/17/16 • 12:38 PM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Return of the Cafe Racers: Gear Review - Ruby Helmets Castel.

$1200 buckeroonies? Sheesh.

08/15/16 • 10:50 AM • ConsumptionDesignTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Mag: Fractured Lands - How the Arab World Came Apart.

Allegedly 42,000 words. Take your time.

08/12/16 • 07:41 PM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC Sports: Enzo Lefort loses cell phone mid bout.

I ripost this, sans comment (wink) ...

08/09/16 • 09:10 PM • SportsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas Obscura: Highgate Cemetery – Greater London, England.

Complete with some weird backstory.

08/09/16 • 05:58 PM • HistoryHuman RightsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Seven eclectic castles.

Eclectic is right. My eyes! There are some overly-tiled bathrooms in Santa Fe, but a couple of these take the cake.

08/03/16 • 09:12 AM • PhotographyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: ‘It wasn’t our time’ - Hawaiian pilots tell of crash, shark and 21 hours in open sea.

At 11.35am, only a mile and a half from the shore and after more than 20 miles of swimming and floating in the open ocean, they were pulled from the sea.” Now that’s a tale.

08/02/16 • 06:32 PM • HealthPhysical FitnessTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas Obscura: Youth Tries to Improve 5,000-Year-Old Carving, Causes ‘National Tragedy’.

Why don’t kids ASK anymore?

08/01/16 • 02:24 PM • ArtsChildhoodHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DYT: Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium.

More artful, beautiful rust.

07/30/16 • 10:46 AM • TravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Foreign Policy: This Bikini-Wearing Swedish Cop Tackled a Thief — Then Instagrammed It.

Maybe I’m strange. I imagine this kind of thing happens frequently. And I never saw “Baywatch”.

07/29/16 • 09:18 PM • LawTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The imposing Castle of Catajo.

There are mighty staircases built for the passage of horses, and huge gardens with redwoods from America.” And not a single photo of a staircase? Come ON!

07/29/16 • 01:15 PM • PhotographyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Italy’s funiculars - wonderful all the way to the top.

Love these things.

07/27/16 • 10:23 AM • HistoryTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: Street Artist Paints Over Ugly Graffiti to Make it Legible.

Hilarious.

07/25/16 • 11:47 AM • ArtsLawTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Review: Jeff Beck’s Virtuosic Sleight of Hand at Madison Square Garden.

Sounds fantastic.

07/21/16 • 10:17 PM • MusicTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Nice attack - Prosecutor says suspect had accomplices.

Premeditated. Not good. I wouldn’t participate in public crowd events for a good while.

07/21/16 • 01:01 PM • LawPoliticsPsychologyReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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