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this day in the yesteryear: Record-Setting Wind Gust Recorded on Mt. Washington (1934)


Record-Setting Wind Gust Recorded on Mt. Washington (1934)

The highest peak in the northeastern US, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington is famous for its erratic weather, caused partly by the convergence of storm tracks from the South Atlantic, Gulf region, and Pacific Northwest. Winds exceeding hurricane force occur there an average of 110 days a year. It is also where the highest directly measured surface wind speed—not including tornadoes or hurricanes—was recorded: 231 mph (372 km/h). What broke the world’s wind speed record? More… Discuss

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article: Totem Poles


Totem Poles

Totem poles are towering sculptures carved from trees by a number of Native American peoples along the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. They display mythological images, usually animal spirits. The poles

Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, B...

Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, British Columbia in the 1900s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

are erected to identify the owner of a house or other property, welcome visitors, indicate a portal or passageway, mark a gravesite, and even to ridicule an important person who failed in some way. Why was this last type of pole—a “shame pole”—erected in Cordova, Alaska, in 2007? More… Discuss

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Mick and Will build a primitive shelter with some creature comforts. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.


Published on Jan 31, 2014

Mick and Will build a primitive shelter with some creature comforts. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.

 

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QUOTATION: John Filson about curiosty…(no,not cats’)


Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.

John Filson (1747-1788) Discuss

 

MYCOLOGY


 

Mycology

It is estimated that there are 1.5 million species of fungus on Earth, only a fraction of which have yet been described. The study of fungi, called mycology, has important applications in the dairy, wine, and baking industries, as well as in the production of dyes and inks. Fungi can cause diseases, but can also be medically beneficial. Mycological research has led to the development of such antibiotics as penicillin and tetracycline. What mushroom naturally contains a cholesterol-lowering drug? More… Discuss