tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:/posts The Para-Rigger 2019-09-21T08:33:33Z tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1457717 2019-09-21T02:33:51Z 2019-09-21T08:33:33Z Vivaldi: Now Hear This on PBS
OK gang!  Grab your socks; Kathy doesn't know how long this URL will be valid.  We just discovered Now Hear This on PBS's Great Performances.  This evening it was violinist Scott Yoo chasing down Vivldi's The Four Seasons across northern Italy, starting with Venice, the place of his birth.  As Samuel Johnson probably would not have phrased it, "Wowie zowie, gone to Maui!"   The violins!  The organs!  The musicians! The history!  The artisans and the Italian countryside and the Vivaldi Museum and the cathedrals!  Sensory overload time here gang, audio and visual alike!

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1457358 2019-09-20T03:37:07Z 2019-09-20T03:37:27Z The Tunnel of Samos

https://fermatslibrary.com/s/the-tunnel-of-samos

How did the ancient Greeks dig a 4000 ft tunnel from both ends of a mountain and meet in the middle?

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1456558 2019-09-18T05:28:30Z 2019-09-18T05:28:30Z Flying The Baddest Airplane The World Has Ever Known

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1456175 2019-09-17T01:29:17Z 2019-09-17T01:29:17Z La Gazza Ladra? Niente!
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1456094 2019-09-16T21:15:34Z 2019-09-17T02:25:25Z Symphony in Blue
Avec Eine Kleine Bachmusik!


This video shows the evolution of the Blue Angels in jet aircraft beginning with the F9F and progressing through the F11, F4, A4 and F18.  Turn on the sound.

Sierra Hotel Aeronautics presents:
 
SYMPHONY IN BLUE 

 
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1454350 2019-09-12T02:06:27Z 2019-09-12T02:06:27Z National Park Voronoi

https://engaging-data.com/national-park-voronoi/


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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1453236 2019-09-08T21:41:30Z 2019-09-08T21:41:30Z The "Impossible" Flight Around The World

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1452212 2019-09-05T20:04:27Z 2019-09-05T20:04:27Z The Secret of Padmanabhaswamy Temple

https://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/250619/treasure-found-at-sree-padmanabhaswamy-makes-it-the-richest-temple-in-the-world.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimdobson/2015/11/13/a-one-trillion-dollar-hidden-treasure-chamber-is-discovered-at-indias-sree-padmanabhaswam-temple/

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1451886 2019-09-04T19:36:16Z 2019-09-04T19:36:16Z 40 Photos Muchos Viejos de El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles

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                    Huntington Beach, Awhile Ago
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1451619 2019-09-04T02:02:28Z 2019-09-04T02:02:29Z The history of espionage is a lesson in paradox

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1451459 2019-09-03T18:13:59Z 2019-09-03T18:14:00Z If You Can't Afford a Flentrop Organ, Check Out Some Used 184" Cyclotron Parts from Berkeley!

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1451167 2019-09-03T01:37:25Z 2019-09-03T01:43:22Z The Journey to the World’s Most Remote Teahouse
https://www.youtube.com/embed/M_6UPaSmJrk
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1450625 2019-09-01T15:29:47Z 2019-09-01T15:29:47Z Two illusions that fooled Arthur Conan Doyle

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190828-the-two-bizarre-hoaxes-that-tricked-arthur-conan-doyle

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1450473 2019-08-31T23:45:29Z 2019-08-31T23:45:29Z Alcohol belts of Europe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_belts_of_Europe


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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1450445 2019-08-31T21:39:35Z 2019-08-31T21:39:35Z Te SLIMM Nuclear Reactor - Very Fast, Very Small, Very Safe

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1449333 2019-08-27T19:48:09Z 2019-08-29T17:31:55Z Well, Here We Go Again...

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1447837 2019-08-23T19:46:39Z 2019-08-23T19:46:40Z 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division, 'The Thirteeners'
The rank and file of the 513th PIR embraced the superstition of the unlucky number thirteen in their unit's designation. While historians have never agreed on the origins of the cultural phobia, the paratroopers didn't spend much time dwelling on it.  As private Harold Green recollected, "We were called the 'Thirteeners' and wore our parachute insignia on the opposite side of our cap than the others did.  The day we were activated ... we had 13 paratroopers jump from a plane numbered 13, at 1,300 feet at 1300 hours."

Legend has it that the first man to jump, Captain John Spears, carried a black cat out the door with him.  The daredevil feline was incorporated into the regiment's insignia, which featured a wide-eyed Disney-esque black cat with pants bloused into the top of its jump boots.  "Little Joi," as the mascot was known, was portrayed in an aggressive pose, descending under a black parachute canopy and wielding a bayonet-tipped rifle, to eliminate any doubt about the cat's ferocity.  In another nod to superstition, a monstrous number 13 dominated the background.   A favorite regimental pastime was a game called "Matching the thirteen in 513," which consisted of downing thirteen beers in a single sitting.

Four Hours of Fury - The Untold Story of WWII's Largest Airborne Invasion and the Final Push Into Nazi Germany, pp 112 - 113 (what else?)
James M Fenlon
Scribner, Copyright 2019

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1447612 2019-08-23T01:01:37Z 2019-08-23T01:01:37Z George Orwell's last interview ]]> tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1447416 2019-08-22T15:09:00Z 2019-08-22T16:30:43Z History Of The Hawaiian Shirt

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1447128 2019-08-21T16:19:37Z 2019-08-21T16:23:58Z Bearded vulture - marvelous creation clean-up crew
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1445756 2019-08-17T16:40:56Z 2019-08-17T16:40:57Z Stop Worrying - Everything Is Fine With the English Language!

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1444451 2019-08-13T22:08:54Z 2019-08-13T22:08:55Z The Last Raider

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1444223 2019-08-13T12:55:22Z 2019-08-13T12:55:22Z Flight Lieutenant John Carson Lee and the Silver Spitfire
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1443537 2019-08-11T16:46:55Z 2019-08-11T16:46:55Z Inside A Canadian Arctic Wolf Pack
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1443527 2019-08-11T16:11:28Z 2019-08-11T16:16:38Z The Most Unexpected Answer To A Counting Puzzle
  

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1442987 2019-08-10T02:02:14Z 2019-08-10T02:02:14Z Where Is Jimmy Hoffa? Deathbed Confession
 
 
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1442753 2019-08-09T13:46:04Z 2019-08-09T13:46:04Z The Chinese Destruction of Salad Bars At Pizza Hut

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1442351 2019-08-07T23:30:01Z 2019-08-07T23:30:01Z Symbols and Codes Hidden in Renaissance Art

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1440902 2019-08-04T01:03:38Z 2019-08-04T01:03:38Z Yale: Ground Zero For Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Excellence

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1440496 2019-08-02T18:42:18Z 2019-08-05T05:40:10Z Churchill's Ten Best Mots


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