Archive for December, 2013
Tags: 2013, Discovery, factoid, knowledge, news of the weird, trivia, universal law of urination
Most items in the list are not actually discoveries, but are trivia that you may not have been aware of previously Still, it is an interesting collection of factoids. For instance – I did learn that there is a ‘universal law of urination’ (#77) , and New Zealand won’t allow parents to name their child ‘Princess’, among other names (#34).
Tags: Molalla, Oregon Zoo, river otter, swim lesson, video, wildlife
Tags: American dream, apartment, architecture, funny, home sales, homes, House, humor, photo, pic, picture, property, Real Estate Agent, trashy
Tags: 1968, Apollo 8, Christmas eve, Earthrise, Frank Borman, James Lovell, LRO, lunar exploration, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, moon landing, NASA, photography, pic, picture, space exploration, video, William Anders
45 years ago today, Christmas eve 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 was orbiting the moon when they spotted the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon. The crew scrambled to take the iconic photo everyone knows as ‘Earthrise’. NASA recreated this moment using the original audio and stunning graphics.