20 janeiro 2018

The Upper Michigan Blizzard of 1938


Yes, but can your blizzard do this? In Upper Michigan's Storm of the Century in 1938, some snow drifts reached the level of utility poles. Nearly a meter of new and unexpected snow fell over two days in a storm that started 80 years ago this week. As snow fell and gale-force winds piled snow to surreal heights; many roads became not only impassable but unplowable; people became stranded; cars, school buses and a train became mired; and even a dangerous fire raged. Fortunately only two people were killed, although some students were forced to spend several consecutive days at school. The featured image was taken by a local resident soon after the storm. Although all of this snow eventually melted, repeated snow storms like this help build lasting glaciers in snowy regions of our planet Earth.

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2017 Was One of Our Planet’s Hottest Years on Record

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Archaeological work at the foot of the Great Temple of the...



Archaeological work at the foot of the Great Temple of the Aztecs, in downtown Mexico City, uncovered an unusual burial: a young wolf, surrounded by golden artifacts, in a stone coffin. The golden finds are an interesting mix of items one would normally find decorating a human Aztec warrior, from ear and nose ornaments to a piece of body armor known as a pectoral. The offering was buried during the reign of Ahuitzotl (1486–1502), a period of war and great imperial expansion for the Aztecs.

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W. C. Fields was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. He started on the vaudeville...

W. C. Fields was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. He started on the vaudeville circuit, becoming internationally famous as a silent juggler. He slowly became a (talking) comedian, and starred in his first play on Broadway in 1923, appearing in a long list of plays and eventually movies afterwards. Fields first became famous during Prohibition. And though he lived and worked after alcohol became legal again, he never forgot:

Harpo Marx visited W. C. Fields once and the latter showed him his attic. It was filled with hundreds of cases of liquor.

”Bill,” said Harpo, “what’s with all the booze?”

”Never can be sure Prohibition won’t come back, my boy,” explained Fields.

From “Hollywood Anecdotes” by Paul Boller and Ronald Davis

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Old Moon in the New Moon s Arms


Also known as the Moon's "ashen glow" or the "Old Moon in the New Moon's arms", earthshine is earthlight reflected from the Moon's night side. This stunning image of earthshine from a young crescent moon was taken from Las Campanas Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile, planet Earth near moonset on January 18. Dramatic atmospheric inversion layers appear above the Pacific Ocean, colored by the sunset at the planet's western horizon. But the view from the Moon would have been stunning, too. When the Moon appears in Earth's sky as a slender crescent, a dazzlingly bright, nearly full Earth would be seen from the lunar surface. A description of earthshine, in terms of sunlight reflected by Earth's oceans in turn illuminating the Moon's dark surface, was written 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci.

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