Posts Tagged 'explore'

Cave Diving El Toh – Yucatan [video]

15 Female Explorers You Should Know


You’ve heard of Christopher Columbus, Lawrence of Arabia, and Lewis and Clark. But do you know the incredible accomplishments of Gertrude Bell, Osa Johnson, or Valentina Tereshkova? In the female sect of explorers, there are heiresses, socialites, rebels, and cross-dressers. But the one thing they share beyond their sex is an intrepid spirit that thirsts for adventure.

Read about all 15 HERE.


This is Shanghai [video]

Great New Time Wasting Site – Globe Genie

Globe Genie takes you to a random spot on earth via Google StreetView. Just click the ‘Teleport’ button to be transported to another random location. I like to find an interesting random spot and explore from there. It’s like traveling the world without getting off your butt.

Go to Globe Genie


Kennedy Space Center Now On Google Street View [video]

Neil Armstrong Talks About Time On Lunar Surface

NPR reports –

Well, this doesn’t happen every day.
In yesterday’s post, I talked about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk across the lunar surface back in 1969 and wondered, how come they walked such a modest distance? Less than a hundred yards from their lander?
Today Neil Armstrong wrote in to say, here are the reasons:
* It was really, really hot on the moon, 200 degrees Fahrenheit. We needed protection.
* We were wearing new-fangled, water-cooled uniforms and didn’t know how long the coolant would last.
* We didn’t know how far we could go in our space suits.
* NASA wanted us to conduct our experiments in front of a fixed camera.
* We [meaning Neil] cheated just a little, and very briefly bounded off to take pictures of some interesting bedrock.

Read Neil Armstrong’s email HERE.

Chinese Sending Dogs Into Space – Why? – They Taste Good

The Telegraph reports –

Yang Liwei, the 44-year-old military pilot who commanded the Shenzhou Five mission in 2003, revealed the menu on-board the spacecraft in his autobiography, The Nine Levels between Heaven and Earth. “Many of my friends are curious about what we eat [in space] and think that the astronauts must have some expensive delicacies, like shark’s fin or abalone,” he wrote. “Actually we ate quite normal food, there is no need to keep it a secret,” he added. He listed a menu including braised chicken, steamed fish and dog meat from Huajiang county in Guangdong, which is famed for its nutritional benefits in China. A local proverb in the south of China is that “Huajiang dog is better for you than ginseng”, referring to the medicinal root that plays a vital role in traditional Chinese medicine.

Continue reading HERE.


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