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Visit to Mars

Author: robertinseattle

Here’s an incredible panorama view of Mars as shot by the Curiosity Rover and then assembled by photographer Andrew Bostov.


Mars Panorama – Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2

Thoughts on a Strange Birthday

Author: robertinseattle

As with lots of other things in my crazy life, my birthday also has a few stories attached to it, happy and sad and everything in between. I was born on December 6th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. What was significant about that date? The Halifax Explosion happened on Dec. 6th, 1917. At 8:45 in the morning, a Norwegian relief supply ship, the Imo, collided with a French ship, the Mont Blanc, loaded with 2500 Tons of munitions. With both ships ablaze, the crews abandoned ship and they floated through the harbor until the Mont Blanc finally exploded at 9:04 a.m. Many still consider it to be the largest accidental man-made explosion in history. The explosion was measured in Megatons.

Dad had just arrived in 1916 from China as a young boy of 9 to join his Father at the Chinese laundry that he and several partners owned in Halifax. So he’d only been there a little over a year and was slowly adapting to life in a new country. On this particular morning, Dad happened to be a few minutes late leaving for school and was in a rush to run out the front door. As he grabbed the door knob to the big wooden door, the impact of the explosion literally shattered the glass from the outer door and sent the shards of glass flying into the wooden inner door that probably saved Dad from certain death had he only been mere seconds earlier. He immediately turned and hid under one of the work benches in the laundry, joined by some of the other men. No one had any idea of what had happened at that point and I’m sure it took a while for the news to travel in those days.

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20 Years Later

Author: robertinseattle

Me at 81!Most of us have seen the real life pictures of people who went on crack and meth and how they aged at least 20 years in a short span. But have you ever wondered what you might look like in 20 years? A cool new app called In 20 Years (of course!) has been up and running for a little while now and recently even added a Facebook app. Click HERE to try it out.

 

The City of Samba

Author: robertinseattle

Tilt shift of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro captured during 2011. Made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli.

The Three Little Pigs by Shakespeare

Author: robertinseattle

Base Jumping in China!

Author: robertinseattle

Happy Chinese New Year!

Now THIS is Crazy

Author: robertinseattle

Sphincter – don’t fail me now!

Jeb Corliss – “Grinding The Crack”

gMail Man

Author: robertinseattle

What’s Your Blues Name?

Author: robertinseattle

This one’s a lot of fun – everyone’s already been writing me back with their Blues Names. Mine is Skinny Hips Parker!

This is a humorous look at the serious problem of burying sneaky terms into online agreements. Here’s the first episode from Southpark’s Season 15: