A 400 foot waterfall was recently discovered in a remote corner of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, near where I grew up:
Until recently, very few had seen the roaring water that tumbles three tiers before pouring neatly into Crystal Creek. That such a spectacle should evade even park officials for nearly 40 years is [...]
I’m taking a look at a picture essay of the Hiroshima bombing at Time. Oddly, picture #8 does not appear to be from Hiroshima at all:
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The caption reads: “A panoramic aerial view of the city three weeks after the U.S. air raid”
I’m not exactly an expert here, but this appears to be [...]
In the news we see this depressing story:
BROCKTON, Massachusetts (AP) — A man lifting his infant daughter out of his car was killed in an apparent case of road rage by a motorist “who obviously exploded” and shot him four times at close range in front of dozens of witnesses, authorities said.
Walter R. Bishop, 60, [...]
This thread was posted by an ER doctor and motorcyclist. All of these patients suffered major injuries in motorcycle crashes that could have been prevented if they had been wearing proper riding gear: gloves, heavy boots, armored jacket, riding pants, and a full-face helmet.
Warning: the photos are graphic — and informative.
Apparently there’s a new show on FX called “Over There”, about a small unit in Iraq. It is getting less than rave reviews from those who have actually been over there:
The grizzled leader of our heroes, Sgt. ‘Scream’, complains that they are stuck there holding the cordon so some stupid general 75 miles away can [...]