Post by DrLeftover on Aug 31, 2017 14:07:22 GMT -5
How about a "Bog Iron Foundry", in Marylland?
(quoted) Furnace Town Living Heritage Village
Dedicated to preserving the Nassawango Iron Furnace and engaging the public in the culture of our shared past.
NASSAWANGO IRON FURNACE
From 1828-1850 the Nassawango Iron Furnace was in its heyday. Many workers – miners, sawyers, colliers, molders, draymen, and bargemen – labored to make iron. They gathered bog ore from Nassawango swamp, brought clam and oyster shells up the canal via the Pocomoke River from the Chesapeake Bay, and made charcoal in the Pocomoke Forest.
These raw materials were loaded into the Iron Furnace from the top, heated to 3,000 degrees, and the two resulting liquids were drawn off at the bottom of the furnace. Slag was cooled and tossed into the swamp. Iron was poured into molds and loaded onto barges which were towed down the canal by mule to waiting ships for transport to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. (end quote) www.furnacetown.org/
Post by DrLeftover on Sept 16, 2017 15:10:39 GMT -5
"40 maps that explain the internet"
1982: the ARPANET community grows As the ARPANET entered its second decade, it was still largely confined to the United States. Academic institutions depended on federal funding to join the network, so the number of nodes expanded slowly. By 1982, the network only had about 100 nodes.
Post by DrLeftover on Sept 23, 2017 11:38:34 GMT -5
(quoted) As far as great drunkards go, there is Andre the Giant, and then there is everyone else.
The big man loved two things: wrestling and booze—mostly booze—and his appetites were of mythic proportion.
First, consider the number 7,000. It’s an important number, and a rather scary one considering its context, which is this—it has been estimated that Andre the Giant drank 7,000 calories worth of booze every day. The figure doesn’t include food. Just booze.
... ... ... .... You won’t find it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but Andre the Giant holds the world record for the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting. These were standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, nothing fancy, but during a six-hour period Andre drank 119 of them. (end quote) more: www.drunkard.com/10_06_andre_giant/
One can (12 oz) of regular beer is about 150 calories. One shot of 100 proof bourbon has about 100 calories.
As he aged, and his condition worsened, he seldom stood straight, as can be seen in later images.
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2017 11:50:41 GMT -5 by DrLeftover: add photo
Post by DrLeftover on Oct 13, 2017 14:39:36 GMT -5
There are the 'whackjob tinfoil hat, stop and be friendly' UFO people, and then there are these guys: --
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Post by DrLeftover on Dec 14, 2017 20:22:06 GMT -5
I remembered this one when I saw a screaming, panic-riddled headline on a news service about a solar storm that was going to hit us and do all.... ... ..
Solar wind speed: 371.7 km/sec density: 6.5 protons/cm3 more data: ACE, DSCOVR Updated: Today at 0106 UT X-ray Solar Flares 6-hr max: B1 2208 UT Dec14 24-hr: B1 2208 UT Dec14 explanation | more data Updated: Today at: 2359 UT
Daily Sun: 14 Dec 17 The sun is blank--no sunspots. Credit: SDO/HMI
THE NEXT SOLAR WIND STREAM: A hole in the sun's atmosphere is facing Earth, and it is spewing a stream of solar wind toward our planet. Estimated time of arrival: Dec. 17-18. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the gaseous material arrivals. (endquote)