Check out this fantastic piece from Popular Mechanics, readers! Shooting at the Moon: The Pioneering Rocketry of Robert Goddard In 1929, Popular Mechanics covered the explosive work of Robert Goddard. His liquid propellant-fueled rocket, the first of its kind, carved a path to the stars. BY JOHN BRADY MAR 16, 2021 In the December 1929 issue, … Continue reading The Birth of the Modern Rocket
It would be cool to go to work and find something of archaeological significance but not everyone is that fortunate. Although such discoveries are reported with some degree of frequency, the items uncovered are not always the type to grab headlines. A cable crew in Spain, however, was lucky enough to unearth a treasure trove … Continue reading Fantastic On-the-Job Discovery
Okay, this is the wrong time to be posting this. At least, if I had wanted to be accurate, I should have posted this link in June. That was when the original D-Day landings occurred. But time and dates slipped my mind as I was mired in work, so here we are. It is too … Continue reading Storming the Beaches
Click the link to learn more, readers: Serving God and country: The story of Army chaplain Father Emil Kapaun Lawrence P. Grayson May 28, 2021 On May 23, 1951, Father Emil Kapaun, an Army chaplain, died in a North Korean prison camp, and his body buried in an unmarked grave. His remains were among those … Continue reading An American Servant of God
Or an American prisoner. Not if he is determined to get loose, anyway. Learn more through the article linked below, readers: This Day in History: An American sailor, captured by a German submarine On this day in 1918, a Navy lieutenant is held as a German prisoner. Edouard Victor Michel Izac had been captured just … Continue reading Can’t Keep a Good Man Down….
I have to admit, the conspiracy theory described in this Popular Mechanics* article is news to me. Turn your head and squint a bit, though, and you can see it working as part of a Marvel Comics* story or even as an explanation for the Artomiques in the Wild Stars* universe. It certainly reminds this … Continue reading Alternate History Theorists, Unite!
It is impossible to tell with certainty if the skull described in the story belonged to Pliny the Elder. However, the evidence that he and his men were there remains strong given what archaeologists have discovered in their excavations. Read the article to learn more: Vesuvius Remains Identified As Heroic Rescue Mission By Pliny The … Continue reading Evidence of an Ancient Rescue Operation
Click the link to learn more, readers: Newly Discovered Quasicrystal Was Created By The First Nuclear Explosion At Trinity Site May 18, 2021 David Bressan I deal with the rocky road to our modern understanding of earth A newly discovered quasicrystal that was created by the first nuclear explosion at the Trinity test site in … Continue reading Nuclear Power and the Quasicrystal
And we think that our time is the only one with crazy ideas. Take a look at this wild article from Popular Mechanics, readers! Hey, Flying Tanks Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Unfortunately, they all failed spectacularly. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI FEB 26, 2021 Several countries have tried to make flying tanks, which can self-deploy … Continue reading Look, Up in the Sky!
Here is an interview from one of the boys stranded on a Pacific Island, the adventure of which inspired Lord of the Flies. Click the link to learn more, readers: The 'real Lord of the Flies': a survivor's story of shipwreck and salvation Sione Filipe Totau, known as Mano, was one of six Tongan boys … Continue reading The Survivor Speaks