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Friday, March 11, 2011
Here is amateur footage of swaying high-rise buildings taken in downtown Tokyo during Friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake. Thankfully the structures have been seismically retrofitted to absorb the shock waves of the earthquake. More »
He says the day of rage was a 'Tempest in a Teacup' and that Saudi Arabia is no Egypt or Libya.
The day of rage should be renamed 'Day of allegiance and love for king.'
Maria Bartiromo tells the Prince that his rephrasing is a 'great way to put it.'
He supports women being allowed to drive, but... it takes time.
Each country needs to move at its own speed.
Oil price is not justified these levels.
As for the Saudi market crash last month, OBVIOUSLY he thinks it was ridiculous.
Naturally, too, he still loves Citigroup.
The photos and footage of the disaster are chilling enough – but sometimes letting ourselves be in awe of nature is even more powerful. This seismic footage from NOAA shows the quake’s energy launching through the very Earth itself. (more…)"
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Qaddafi. Qazzafi. Qadhdhafi. Qaththafi. Gadhdhafi. Khadafy. Gazafy. Hizzafizzle. Schlebaffi. LOLdaffy.
Why are there so many different spellings for the Libyan dictator's name? An AP Stylebook post explores:
Starting on the pronunciation front, the spelling is complicated by a perfect storm of issues: Arabic letters or sounds that don't exist in English, differences in pronunciation between formal Arabic and dialects, and differences between transliteration systems.
(via Jodi Ettenberg, 'shoop by Xeni, photo: the variously-spelled leader in Tripoli, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah )
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Have you ever wondered if equipped with enough balloons, a house could lift off the ground and float into the air like in the movie Up?
The National Geographic Channel has the answer: yes, yes it can.
At dawn this past Saturday morning, March 5, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high and reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet and flew for approximately one hour. The record will be part of a new NGC series called How Hard Can It Be? premiering Fall 2011.
That guy is really brave.
Photos by Stewart Volland, copyright 2011 National Geographic Channel.
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