Me brudder posted this on his Facebook account but not on his blog. So here it is.
Excerpts from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us.
Anybody want to take a guess?
UPDATE: Yes, it’s a bike helmet with zip ties attached to it, but it has a name. Hint: It’s named after what it does.
A Japanese scientist has won an award for duplicating the kind of optical illusion that for decades has baffled tourists who visit the fabled Magnetic Hill in Moncton, N.B.
Magnetic Hill is an area that appears like you’re going up a hill when you’re really going down.
It’s dumb-founding if you’re new to it: you take your car “down” a hill, put it in neutral, then experience the car going back “up” the way came on its own, when it’s really going down a hill. It is cool.
Wikipedia says there are hundreds of these magnetic-type hills. I had no idea.
[The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico] is currently spilling an estimated 200,000 gallons of oil into the gulf of Mexico every day.
In other words, every day, a new 125,000 square kilometers (or 50,000 square miles) of ocean will eventually get coated in oil when it finishes spreading out
An excellent article describing how oil spreads through water and its frightening impact.