Archive for March, 2012

Amazon Founder To Recover Apollo 11 Rocket Boosters! billionaire Jeff Bezos to recover Apollo 11 parts for fun. It’s been over 40 years since man first walked on the moon thanks to the brave astronauts of Apollo 11.  Now, an important artifact of the race for space has been discovered some 14,000 feet below the surface of the earth. founder Jeff Bezos is […]

National Humor Month: The Science of Laughter!

April 2012 is the 36th anniversary of National Humor Month. Founded in 1976 by humorist and author Larry Wilde, Director of the Carmel Institute of Humor, the aim of this holiday is to promote the value of humor in improving health and enriching the quality of life. Human beings love to laugh, and the average adult laughs […]

Masters of Disguise: Nature’s Most Fascinating Tricksters!

On the first day of April, many people play tricky pranks on their friends. Lots of animals are tricksters too! Nature has perfected the art of deception. Some devious insects and animals will copy coloration’s and patterns of poisonous or otherwise dangerous species’ to fake out their predators. This relatively common & very handy trick is known […]

James Cameron Goes To The Lowest Spot On Earth!

  James Cameron boldly goes where no man has gone before. The brilliant director, who gambled big on Avatar and ended up making one of the most successful movies of all time, has an obsession with the ocean.  Between Titanic and The Abyss, the dude just loves the ocean for whatever reason.  This love of water extends to his personal life as […]

Get A Little WILD & Celebrate National Wildlife Week!

Did you know that bull sharks are the only large shark that can live in both fresh and salt waters? They have a special gland near their tail that retains salt. And did you know the bighorn sheep population peaked in the millions before almost reaching extinction? The species once crossed the Bering land bridge […]

From Shamrocks & Shenanigans – Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day!

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a transcontinental celebration of Irish culture, filled with festive food and traditions. Amidst the millions of people that don green to celebrate the Irish few know the reasoning behind many popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions. Have you ever wondered why we wear green, tell stories of leprechauns, display shamrocks and […]

St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating Irish Scientists & Inventors

Ask most people what they think are Ireland’s greatest contributions to the world and they would probably come up with suggestions such as great music, great writers and great food. It’s unlikely that scientists would be high on the list, but Ireland has given us many great inventors, innovators & scientists. Their work covers a […]

Today, We Celebrate Pi Day!

Celebrate Pi Day! Today is Pi Day, an unofficial mathematical holiday. Celebrated on March 14, or 3.14, the date reflects the abbreviated version of the irrational constant pi (π). Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and it enables you to find the area of a circle. (Pi multiplied by […]

Solar Storms Could Impact Earth’s Weather!

  That white blotch in the upper left quadrant? That’s a Solar Death Storm. It seems like not that long ago, Earth was facing down some major solar energy activity from the very ball of plasma that sustains life on our planet.  In fact, it was just at the end of January when some massive solar […]

What Sunk The Titanic? Scientists Say It Was A “Supermoon!”

A century after the Titanic disaster, scientists say they may have found an unexpected culprit for the sinking: the moon. Anyone who knows history or has seen the blockbuster movies knows that the cause of the transatlantic liner’s accident was that it hit an iceberg.  Several months before the Titanic’s fateful encounter with an iceberg, the […]