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Crying is Telling

Crying is Telling

  Why do people cry? This post is not about the emotional reasons in our lives that initiate crying, such as having a serial killer stalking you in your home, or crying over the joy of winning $10 from an Elvis slot machine at a casino. From a human species evolutionary perspective, why do we …

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Go Ahead, Make My Day

Go Ahead, Make My Day

One of the most quoted lines in current culture is “Go ahead, make my day.” Spoken in the 1983 Dirty Harry movie, Sudden Impact, the line gained instant fame. The main character, Harry Callahan played by Clint Eastwood, is having his morning cup of coffee at a diner when he discovers a robbery in progress. …

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Spooky Owls

Spooky Owls

The image featured in this post is that of an Eastern Screech Owl. I encountered one while intending to camp in the woods nearby my childhood home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Two of my cousins and I planned to build a campfire, eat candy, and then squeeze into a two person tent for then night. …

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Catapults Can Be Fun

Catapults Can Be Fun

This is not a post giving a detailed history of catapults. Nor does this post supply insights for design approaches for such devices. This post attempts to give an overview of the progression of the invention from its inception, to current day uses and misuses of the technology through videos. As weapons go, the catapult …

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The Secret Life of Jellyfish

The Secret Life of Jellyfish

I recently had the rare opportunity to interview the world-renowned authority on jellyfish, Amelia Kashian. Not only is she the youngest expert on jellyfish, but multitalented in the arts. Amelia contributed the artwork below  and an exciting video clip for this post .   Click on this image to view Amelia’s Jellyfish Video:       …

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What Can Be Smoked, Eaten, Exploded, And Reported? – Cigars

What Can Be Smoked, Eaten, Exploded, And Reported? – Cigars

A cigar is defined as a rolled bundle of fermented tobacco leaves for smoking. Historically, cigar smoking has been frequently associated with successful business people wearing fine clothing, or sometimes with some seedy character sporting a short, stubby, soggy, and used version of the product clenched in their teeth. Many scholars claim the origin of …

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Flying Around Sequoia Trees in The Dark is a Bad Idea

Flying Around Sequoia Trees in The Dark is a Bad Idea

The sequoia (aka giant sequoia) along with the dawn redwood and coast redwood make up the redwood family of trees. Fossil records of the most amazing of these trees, the giant sequoia, date back to the Jurassic period, more than 200 million years ago. Sequoias towered above the head of Tyrannosaurus Rex. You want to …

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Moonlight

Moonlight

If one ever needed to run through the woods at night to rescue a fair maiden, doing so with a clear sky and full moon would be the right choice. (If unclear about the “fair maiden” definition, there is an earlier post on that topic.) The light of a full moon can be amazing…although the …

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