tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:/posts The Para-Rigger 2017-12-06T06:34:08Z tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1212017 2017-12-06T06:34:08Z 2017-12-06T06:34:08Z The Halifax Explosion of 1917 ]]> tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1209624 2017-12-01T02:45:13Z 2017-12-01T02:45:14Z The Genius of Bach The Art of the Fugue
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1208569 2017-11-27T09:48:07Z 2017-11-27T09:48:07Z The Giant Manta
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1208216 2017-11-26T06:36:53Z 2017-11-26T06:36:53Z Houston Riot of 1917 Under Wraps Until Now
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1207975 2017-11-25T16:06:40Z 2017-11-25T16:17:53Z The Dark History of Mormonism


tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1206537 2017-11-21T11:38:42Z 2017-11-21T11:38:42Z Our Latest (First?) Interstellar Visitor

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1205984 2017-11-18T06:57:10Z 2017-11-18T06:57:10Z The Kilogram And The World's Roundest Object
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1205970 2017-11-18T04:44:18Z 2017-11-18T04:44:18Z Recreating the "Dali Atomicus" photograph


tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1205891 2017-11-17T17:02:36Z 2017-11-17T17:02:36Z Sandia Labs: When To Shoot a Nuclear Bomb With Your Gun

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1205286 2017-11-14T19:49:45Z 2017-11-14T19:49:45Z Rare 1945 Photos
tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1205151 2017-11-14T09:49:14Z 2017-11-14T09:49:14Z Repairing the Massive Slide That Still Buries Highway 1

Even with good maps, there's no guarantee that the public will get the word about landslide hazards, or that state and local governments will take action to discourage or prevent building in dangerous areas.

Bill Dedman

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1205000 2017-11-13T16:16:02Z 2017-11-13T16:16:02Z A Year In Space

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1204850 2017-11-12T20:27:51Z 2017-11-12T20:27:52Z 11/13/17 is the last date (in the US) consisting of consecutive prime numbers in the 21st century

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1204704 2017-11-12T02:03:15Z 2017-11-12T02:03:15Z 100 Years Ago: Ypres, aka The Passchendaele Offensive.

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1204609 2017-11-11T11:54:06Z 2017-11-11T11:56:09Z Strange Facts about the U.S.


More people live in New York City than in 40 of the 50 states.



The word “Pennsylvania” is misspelled on the Liberty Bell. 



There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.



There's a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street



In 1872, Russia sold Alaska to the Unites States for about 2 cents per acre..



It would take you more than 400 years to spend a night in all of Las Vegas's hotel rooms.



Western Michigan is home to a giant lavender labyrinth so big you can see it on Google Earth. 



There’s an island full of wild monkeys off the coast of South Carolina called Morgan Island, and it's not open to humans.



There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.



Arizona and Hawaii are now the only states that don't observe daylight savings time.



Boston has the worst drivers out of the nation's 200 largest cities. Kansas City has the best drivers.



Kansas produces enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks.



Oregon's Crater Lake is deep enough to cover six Statues of Liberty stacked on top of each other



The Empire State building has its own zip code.



The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has its own quirky gift shop called Skeletons in the Closet.



The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves—long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago.



At 46 letters, Massachusetts’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggcha ubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it's based on a joke).



The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan.



In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the "United States of Earth."



A highway in Lancaster, California plays the “William Tell Overture” as you drive over it, thanks to some well-placed grooves in the road



The total length of Idaho's rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times.



The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years.



The one-woman town of Monowi, Nebraska is the only officially incorporated municipality with a population of 1. The sole, 83-year-old resident is the city's mayor, librarian, and bartender.



The entire town of Whittier, Alaksa lives under one roof.



The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state’s population by more than two million.



Montana's Glacier National Park has a canine "bark ranger" that helps herd wildlife away from high-traffic areas. 



You can watch more than 100 ponies swim to Chincoteague Island every year in Virginia.



In 1943, the temperature in Spearfish, South Dakota jumped 49 degrees in two minutes (-4°F to 45°F), one of the most drastic changes on record.



The world's tiniest park is in Portland, measuring a mere two feet wide.



The inventor of the Ouija board lived and died in Baltimore; his tombstone stands as a reflection of his achievement.



The biggest signature in human history belongs to Texas farmer Jimmie Luecke.. The two-mile landmark can be seen from space



There are around 5,000 commercial airplanes flying over the United States at any given time.



Only one-third of all $100 bills are actually inside the United States.




In Colma, California the dead outnumber the living by nearly 1,000 to 1.


Most of the village of Kalaupapa seen from above

The smallest county in the U.S., Kalawao County on the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i, is also a leprosy colony where a few former patients still live.



South Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist in the wild.











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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1204306 2017-11-09T21:41:21Z 2017-11-09T21:41:21Z Feynman in Ragtime (There Will Be A Quiz On This After The Show)

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1203785 2017-11-07T02:16:20Z 2017-11-07T02:16:20Z David Attenborough - What a Wonderful World
If we ever do move off to Mars, a la Carl Sagan, that place will be populated by loners, psychos, misfits and geeks of the most irredeemable sorts.  To exchange our wonderful world for a desert place, with not enough atmosphere to sustain human life!
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1203148 2017-11-04T02:06:04Z 2017-11-04T02:06:05Z The Fake Rooftop Suburb That Hid a Whole WWII Airplane Factory


tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1202919 2017-11-03T01:50:37Z 2017-11-03T01:50:37Z Roads and Kingdoms - Where The Peppers Grow

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1201658 2017-10-29T11:41:22Z 2017-10-29T11:48:07Z Top 10 CREEPY Deep Sea Creatures You Didn't Know Existed!
tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1201555 2017-10-28T18:22:04Z 2017-10-28T18:39:53Z Rare historical photos
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1200708 2017-10-25T04:34:14Z 2017-10-25T04:34:14Z What would happen if there were no number 6?


tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1200427 2017-10-24T01:42:45Z 2017-10-24T01:42:45Z Dining on a Zeppelin - Pardon the URL; The Zeppelin Was Not A Blimp!

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1199586 2017-10-20T00:13:45Z 2017-10-20T00:13:46Z How Kodak found out about the atom bomb https://www.photographytalk.com/photography-articles/7951-how-the-photography-industry-exposed-the-atomic-bomb

Back in the late 1940s, Kodak customers began to lodge complaints that the film they purchased was bad.


Because the radiosensitive film was coming out completely foggy.

Little did Kodak customers know at the time, but the foggy film was a direct result of fallout from the U.S. government's atomic bomb tests - the Trinity Test in particular - in New Mexico in 1945.

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1198558 2017-10-16T09:35:13Z 2017-10-16T09:35:14Z Eggs From An Emperor: The Worst Journey In The World
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1198205 2017-10-14T05:22:34Z 2017-10-14T05:24:59Z From boiling lead and black art: An essay on the history of mathematical typography

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1196111 2017-10-05T02:33:24Z 2017-10-05T02:33:24Z In remembrance of Buster Keaton Today is his birthday.

tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1195161 2017-10-01T18:00:10Z 2017-10-01T18:00:10Z The Earth Pyramids of South Tyrol


tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1194775 2017-09-29T10:05:14Z 2017-09-29T10:07:25Z Blue Planet II
5 minutes of stunning eye candy.   Just the teaser.

This world-exclusive introduction to the show is narrated by series presenter Sir David Attenborough and set to an exclusive track developed by Hans Zimmer and ...

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1194735 2017-09-29T05:18:37Z 2017-09-29T05:18:37Z The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly https://portalsoflondon.com/2017/07/02/the-woolwich-anomaly/

When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A century on, a few minor improvements were necessary.

But Woolwich residents will recall that the refurb of this much loved and much used walkway did not go according to plan.  When it finally re-opened it was 8 months behind schedule, having been closed for more than a year and a half. What the average Woolwich dweller doesn’t know, however, are the unusual circumstances behind this delay.

Mention the 18 month time frame to someone who worked on the Woolwich Tunnel job and you may be met with a mysterious smile. A year and a half may have seemed a long time to those who relied on the tunnel for their daily commute. But for those who were down there beneath the river, that time-frame has a different meaning. When one contractor tells me he aged 3 years on the Woolwich job, it is not a metaphor. For, deep down beneath river and clay, hidden from those above ground, something was occurring. That something was a time anomaly.