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Photo Diary: Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Just some photos from an afternoon sitting on the Tampa Bay seawall in St Petersburg, FL.
Lenny Flank 05/02/2015 5
May Day History: The Haymarket Riot
Reprinting this diary from last year's May Day: In the US, May Day used to be the internationally-recognized day of recognition and celebration for Labor and its struggles--at least until the ...
Lenny Flank 05/01/2015 5
Crackpot Conspiracy Theorists Pee Their Pants, Again....
Hold on to your tinfoil hats, folks----Obama's military is about to invade Texas and impose martial law. Or something.
Lenny Flank 05/01/2015 58
Ferdinandea: The Island that Everyone Wanted and Nobody Got
In 1831, four naval countries of Europe--Britain, France, Spain, and the then-independent kingdom of Sicily--argued over ownership of an island in the Mediterranean Sea. An island which lasted less ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 23
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Southern Black Racer
Florida's tropical habitat makes it well-suited for reptiles and a population center for turtles and snakes. Most of our snakes are secretive and nocturnal, and despite their numbers are not often ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 85
The Voyage of the "Trieste"
In January 1960, two ocean explorers named Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard took the manned submersible Trieste to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean.
Lenny Flank 04/29/2015 17
Valentina Tereshkova: The First Woman in Space
Most Americans assume that Sally Ride, who flew on the Space Shuttle in 1983, was the first woman in space. But in reality, the first women had flown in orbit almost 20 years before--and she was a ...
Lenny Flank 04/28/2015 10
The Daily Bucket: It's A Small World After All
During a recent walk, I decided to focus my attention on all the little things around me--the life that mostly goes unnoticed by everyone as they walk by... The Daily Bucket is a regular series ...
Lenny Flank 04/25/2015 66
America's First Roswell: The Aurora UFO Crash
Everyone is familiar with the story of Roswell, New Mexico, where an extraterrestrial spaceship supposedly crashed and alien bodies were recovered and hidden by the US Government. But if the ...
Lenny Flank 04/25/2015 51
"On Its Stomach": The History of Military Rations
Napoleon once famously said that an Army travels on its stomach. And it is thanks to Napoleon that the modern world has canned food. Troops, of course, grumbled about the quality of their rations ...
Lenny Flank 04/23/2015 39
Science Denier Bingo: A Board Game for Science Fans
Science Deniers come in all stripes. Some are right-wing, some are left-wing. Some are anti-government, some are anti-corporate. But if you look closely at all of the anti-science fringe, everyone ...
Lenny Flank 04/22/2015 114
Pi-Ramesse: Egypt's Oddest Mystery
During his reign, the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II built an extraordinary number of monuments in his capitol city, Pi-Ramesse. In later centuries, Pi-Ramesse was abandoned and forgotten, lost in the ...
Lenny Flank 04/21/2015 40
The Daily Bucket: Wild Florida--The Mangrove
The mangrove trees are an important part of Florida's ecosystem--they provide habitat for many fish and other marine life, they form natural breakwaters which protect inland areas from winds and ...
Lenny Flank 04/21/2015 43

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