Cosmology | Video

The Hubble Deep Field in 3D

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D from Deep Astronomy on Vimeo. by Tony Darnell, DeepAstronomy.com Astronomers, in 1996, attempted something extraordinary. They pointed the Hubble Space Telescope into a part of the sky that seemed utterly empty, a patch devoid of any planets, stars and galaxies, this area was close to the Big Dipper, a…

People

Christmas at a Gas Station

by Anonymous The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn’t been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn’t hate Christmas, just couldn’t find a reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been…

Military

Live to fly another day

December 7, 2012, Lethbridge, Canada. Pilot ejects from damaged FA-18. Rockets blow away canopy. This is about 2 seconds before crash, shown below. (If you don’t have fast reactions, don’t fly these babies.) Canopy gone, now the solid fuel rockets blast pilot from cockpit with drogue chute opened.  Note left engine nozzle at rear is fully…

Animals

What a great country!

This morning I went to sign up my dogs for welfare. At first the lady said, “Dogs are not eligible to draw welfare.” So I explained to her that my dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddy’s are. They expect me to feed them, provide…

Politics

Little Akio

The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American History. Who said ‘Give me Liberty , or give me Death’?“ She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Akio, a bright foreign exchange student from Japan, who had his hand up: “Patrick Henry, 1775,” he said. “Very good! — Who said, ‘Government of…

Music

When the Poo Hits the Fan

My son, Kim, produced this musical video. – Ed Copyright (c) 2012 by Kim Berry This song is a tribute to “Doomsday Preppers” using a PC version of “WTSHTF.” LYRICS Verse 1 [A] Stock piling ammoMy [G] friends call me Rambo[D] Got no respect for the [A] lawDressed in fatiguesI shoot what I pleaseNot going…

Photos

Montana Storms

Photographs by Sean Heavy, Glasgow, Montana (for story, see Mail Online) Photographer Sean Heavey, has been taking storm pictures in Montana since 2007. An electrician by trade, Mr. Heavey is an amateur photographer.

People

9/11 – The largest evacuation by boat in history

In nine hours, boats streaming in from all over the Northeast evacuated 500,000 people trapped on Manhattan Island by the complete shutdown of all trains and bridges in the wake of the fall of the twin towers. (Compare that with history’s second-biggest evacuation, of 339,000 soldiers and civilians from Dunkirk, in WWII, which took nine…