Archive for the ‘True Stories’ Category

Russian Puddle Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A puddle from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, decided to celebrate its 25th anniversary by creation of its own Instagram account.

[Images and caption found here.]

75 Years Ago Today

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Video begins at about 01:50. Top image found here.

Crowley Lake Columns

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Researchers have determined that the columns were created by cold water percolating down into — and steam rising up out of — hot volcanic ash spewed by a cataclysmic explosion 760,000 years ago

The blast, 2,000 times larger than the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, created the Long Valley Caldera, a massive 10-by-2-mile sink that includes the Mammoth Lakes area. It also covered much of the eastern Sierra Nevada range with a coarse volcanic tuff, or ash fall.

[Found here via here. Caption from here.]


Tuesday, 18 August 2020

[Found in here.]

My WebEx Meeting Notes – 09 thru 28 July 2020

Monday, 10 August 2020

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, 6.25 square inches per day.

Looks like that’s going to be the last one for a while as work has dropped off significantly due to the Wuhan Flu hysteria. Now what am I gonna do?

A Hole.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020


From Google Translate:

President of Konya Chamber of Geological Engineers Dr. Fetullah Arık said that in the Karapınar region, 300 potholes occurred until 2017, 9 last year and 11 this year.
Arık also mentioned that the cultivation of water-consuming products such as corn and alfalfa in the region also triggered the formation of the sinkhole. Because there are natural geological factors; but maybe we can slow the formation. This happens if we can slow down the human factors a bit. In the region, many water consuming products such as corn and clover are grown. Considering that parts of Turkey received a rainfall falls below average groundwater level is accelerating the formation of sinkholes.

Yusuf Gültekin, who is engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture in the region, said that they are in constant fear and sometimes pray until morning. Explaining that a sinkhole was formed next to the house in the plateau in 2012, Gültekin said, “By chance, we did not come to our house in the plateau. If we were to come and sit, we could fall into the waist. We destroyed the part of the house near the sinkhole and made it a little further. We got used to this situation, there is nothing to do. These days are becoming frequent. I pray until morning at home.”

[Top image found here; story & more here.]

Saturday Matinee – Erecting Trajan’s Column, The Real McKenzies & Room Full Of Blues

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Trajan’s Column: ancient technology animated. Trajan was a good guy, at least as far as Roman emperors go, and was popular for his public works projects. (His cousin Hadrian succeeded him and built a famous wall to keep out Celts, Scots, Picts & other badass tribes.)

Scottish-Canadian band The Real McKenzies. Nice scenery, unfortunate animations, and echoes of the Ramones.

Beyond the best bar band in the world, Roomful of Blues has been performing since 1967 (with an impressive roster).

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll post some stuff tomorrow.

My WebEx Meeting Notes 13 June – 09 July 2020

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11.

Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillars: They’re Multiplying.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

In December 2007 we broke this news story (image above) and the main-stream media ignored it. Some commenters here dismissed it as absurd lies and #fakenews, while others provided first-hand accounts and evidence. Suddenly and without warning, a cryptic hint about new evidence appeared recently:

We contacted Ms. Ally because we just had to. It was well worth it: apparently the rare Giant Woolly Bear caterpillars are infesting parks throughout the US northeast, and she provided an original un-enhanced photo to prove it.

Ms. Ally did not return requests for specifics, i.e. location, number, unusual behavior, mating songs or personal hygiene, but we will update this post with further information when/if it becomes available.

[Original post & comments here.]


Tuesday, 7 July 2020

First Lady Melania Trump
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, 4 July 2020

[Found here.]

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