Browsing: Nature

A Brief History On January 23, 2018, not 1, but 2 car bombs were set off in Benghazi, Libya, killing at least 33 people, both military and civilians, and wounding dozens or even scores more.  Not the proper use of an automobile!  Normally, we love our cars and pick up trucks, SUV’s and the like, and do our best to keep them intact.  Sometimes, people love their car so much they are buried in the car instead of a casket!  Cars can be used as art, places to spoon with your sweetie, a comfortable seat to watch a drive-in movie…

A Brief History Wintertime can be a fun time full of holiday spirit and beautiful snowscapes; however, no matter how beautiful the snow can be, it can create a dangerous hazard. This danger holds especially true when it lands on your driveway. It can up the potential of slipping and sliding both on your feet and in your vehicle.  Here are some quick and easy ways to get rid of that unwanted snow on your driveway this winter season. Digging Deeper Do not underestimate the power of cooking spray One really cool tip that every homeowner should have up their…

A Brief History On December 29, 1997, the frightening specter of Avian Influenza crossing over the species barrier to affect humans necessitated the killing of about 1.25 million chickens on the island of Hong Kong, accounting for every chicken on the island!  This Hong Kong Avian Flu epidemic had started in the Northern part of Hong Kong, known as the New Territories, and the possibility of spreading to create a medical catastrophe mandated the drastic action of slaughtering the entire population of fowl on the island. Digging Deeper The cross-over of disease from animals to humans creates a nightmare scenario…

A Brief History On December 15, 1973, with a vote of 13-0, the American Psychiatric Association agreed to remove homosexuality from its list of psychiatric disorders.  We marked this historical event with our article, “Is Homosexuality a Mental Disorder?”  Today we take a look at some of the many famous or important historical figures that are known or believed to have been homosexual or something other than straight heterosexual.  Some on the list you may be familiar with, while others may come as a surprise.  Some on the list may only be the subject of conjecture, with no definitive historical…

A Brief History On December 14, 1940, at the University of California at Berkeley, atomic scientists first isolated the element Plutonium, a radioactive element with a designation of Pu-238 on the atomic chart of the elements (also known as the Periodic Chart), Element #94 for those keeping track.  Plutonium is the stuff we make nuclear bombs from and is a highly dangerous substance even without the thermo-nuclear explosions associated with it. Digging Deeper Element #94 was first discovered by Enrico Fermi and his team in 1934 at the University of Rome, and named the element Hesperium, but it turned out…

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