The Titanic has long been the subject of controversy. From the myriad of mistakes and circumstances that tragically came together April 14, 1912 to the inadequate loading of lifeboats in the very early morning hours of April 15, 1912. From the different hearings and results into the disaster to speculation as to how and why the ‘unsinkable’ ship sank. And there has been more since … Continue reading the story "Titanic Controversy Set Aside for New Expedition"
Monthly Archives for August, 2010
Remember when a giant cardboard box was a magical playhouse? When folding box tops became windows or doors, and sheets over furniture extended your own little cardboard domain? In this electronic gadget and computer world, one may wonder how much this manual form of play and imagination still goes … Continue reading the story "‘My Space’ Cardboard Playhouse & Cardboard Memories"
It sounds like it could almost be a plot for a movie à la James Cameron and his dives to Titanic. A team sets out to unlock the mysteries of the Great Pyramid at Giza by sending a mini robot deeper inside … Continue reading the story "Mini Robot to Explore Deep into the Great Pyramid"
I don’t watch the plethora of TV talent shows that seem to pop up more and more every television season. But I’m very glad someone sent me this clip from one. Jackie Evancho sang Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" ("Oh My Dear Papa") on Tuesday’s episode of American’s Got Talent and blew everyone away. … Continue reading the story "Ten Year Old Opera Sensation Jackie Evancho"
One of the great things about kids and animals are there automatic and uninhibited reactions to things. I think that’s one of the reasons we love watching animals and little kids enjoy the world. And hopefully it’s not just vicariously enjoying their silly fun, but making it our own as well, remembering how fun it … Continue reading the story "Printer Use According to Marcus the Cat"
There was a very interesting program on CNN the other night that I found very refreshing. Their coverage of 'Toxic America' as they called it, was very extensive and offered hopeful alternatives as well as the scary chemical facts. It’s not often that I agree with so much of mainstream health and chemical press. So … Continue reading the story "Comprehensive Coverage by CNN on ‘Toxic America’"
I just saw a clip of the 2003 BBC "Wildlife on One" episode Dolphins: Deep Thinkers, narrated by David Attenborough. It’s a video of dolphins living where they should be. Swimming and surfing freely in the wide open oceans. Whenever we have the privilege of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat, it just drives home … Continue reading the story "Surfing Dolphins at Play"
You know how sometimes you hear about dogs being able to smell cancer on the breath of their people? Well, here’s a dog who appears to have used his impressive sniffer to detect the infected toe of one of his human family members, Michigan man Jerry Douthett. But instead of just sniffing it, Kiko, the little white terrier with brown ears, decided to take matters … Continue reading the story "News of the Weird – Dog Helps Man by Eating His Toe"
Ready for another animal friends video? This one features another unexpected pairing – a cat and a rat. There's a couple of rats actually, but one seems particularly affectionate and intrigued by this feline. In all fairness, Ranj the rat seems to be rather more interested in Peanut the cat, than the other … Continue reading the story "Rat and Cat – Kiss and Hug"
Well, it’s official in every way now. Law & Order, the original and best in my opinion, is gone. No chance apparently for even coming back on another network or cable provider, not as a TV-movie, and not as an NBC final episode or two to … Continue reading the story "Dick Wolf Confirms No More Law & Order"