The REAL Dividing Line (in England)

The REAL Dividing Line (in England) (http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/england2410_468x8161.jpg) In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. The US’s North and South are quite clearly delineated, by the states’ affiliations during the Civil War …

The Tacoma Bridge collapse of 1940 in Washington

The Tacoma Bridge collapse of 1940 in Washington, USA was a calamity of the world’s third longest suspension bridge back then and had a crucial impact on engineering. It caused the governing of the modeling of all the long-span bridges in the future. …

Living Root Bridge Cherrapunji India

++++++++++ Living Root Bridge Cherrapunji India In the Northeastern state of Meghalaya, India, there is an indigenous ethnic group of people known as the Khasis who have a very unique skill. They train the aerial roots of the Ficus elastica or the rubber fig …

Wendish in Japan

Wendish in Japan You may wonder how I came to search for traces of Wendish as far afield as Japan. It happened quite accidentally. I became curious about whether there was a linguistic connection between ancient Japanese and Wendish in the mid-1980s, when …

New Mexico is 258 years OLDER than “Old” México

NEW MEXICO WEIRD Wheeler Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Range New Mexico is 258 years OLDER than “Old” México New Mexico received its name long before the present-day nation of México won independence from Spain and adopted that name in 1821. Spanish …

Spaniard raised by wolves disappointed with human life

 ++++++++++ Spaniard raised by wolves disappointed with human life Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja, who lived among animals for 12 years, finds it hard just to get through the winter Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja, outside his house. ÓSCAR CORRAL Silvia R. Pontevedra Ourense  2018 Mar 29 – …

Boy unearths lost treasure of 10th century Danish king

Boy unearths lost treasure of 10th century Danish king Published  2018 Apr 17 Written by Isabella Gómez and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have helped to uncover a unique stash of lost treasure thought to be associated with …

FTC asking for access to your computer? It’s a scam.

FTC asking for access to your computer? It’s a scam. by Andrew Johnson Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Scammers pretending to be with the FTC or with FTC refund administrators are calling, asking for remote access to your computer. It’s been reported that the …

Can you raed this?

++++++++++ Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The ph aonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in …

The Terrifying Truth About Climate Change!

THE TERRIFYING TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE!   We’ve been hearing warnings about climate change for years and it’s a topic that has people widely divided. There are those that claim there is overwhelming scientific proof, while on the other side are those that …

A New Way to Report Tax Identity Theft

A new way to report tax identity theft by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Identity theft is hard enough. That’s why we keep working to make recovering from it easier. It’s also why we’re happy to let you …

Journalist Chris Hedges to Speak in Albuquerque

Journalist Chris Hedges to Speak in Albuquerque There are corners of this country (like New Mexico) where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness and despair, a direct result of capitalistic greed. Chris Hedges calls these places “Sacrifice Zones.” A Pulitzer …

Santa Fe Business Incubator – Celebrating 20 Years

Santa Fe Business Incubator – Celebrating 20 Years Santa Fe Business Incubator has helped launch more than 165 businesses over the years and is a successful, impactful not-for-profit that’s helping our state’s economy. This year they are celebrating 20 years in business! Celebrations …

University of al-Qarawiyyin

The Oldest, Continually Operating, University in the World The University of al-Qarawiyyin, also written Al Quaraouiyine or Al-Karaouine (Arabic: جامعة القرويين‎; Berber languages: ⵜⵉⵎⵣⴳⵉⴷⴰ ⵏ ⵍⵇⴰⵕⴰⵡⵉⵢⵢⵉⵏ; French: Université Al Quaraouiyine), is a university located in Fez, Morocco. It is the oldest existing, continually …

St. Elmo’s Fire…!

Wild Weather Explanations by Non-Scientists: St. Elmo’s Fire Written on Feb 27, 2018 by Gerard West — Earth is a mysterious place. Scientists still struggle to explain some phenomena, and weather events are at times some of the most difficult to decipher. Once …

‘Orange snow’ baffles eastern Europeans

The strange phenomenon caused by snow mixing with sand is sighted in Russia and other countries. People in eastern Europe have been wondering at the appearance of orange-tinted snow. Pictures of the snow have been posted on social media from Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, …

FTC Shuts Down Promoters of Deceptive Cryptocurrency Schemes

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly promoted deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies. These schemes falsely promised that participants could earn large returns by paying cryptocurrency such as bitcoin or …

If You Weren’t Already Worried About Russia, You Should Be Now…!

By Sharon Burke  Updated 3:33 PM ET, Wed March 21, 2018 (This is an excerpt. For the full article see: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/opinions/russia-electric-grid-should-worry-americans-burke/) The United States urgently needs to strengthen our defense of the national grid system. This cannot be just the responsibility of the private …

Russian Hackers Extend Feelers into Power Grid

March 16, 2018 One urgent reason to move to a more distributed, islandable, resilient grid with back up battery power, is the increasing vulnerability of traditional electrical grids to attack. Also, urgent reason to wonder what the Russians have on Donald Trump. New …

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs…!

If You Ever Had A Dog, You’ll Better Understand …. The Most Affectionate Creature In The World Is a Wet Dog. (For more on “Dogs” see the post under ANIMALS)

THE DESTRUCTIVE CHAOS OF DUST STORMS

Written by Gerard West for YourWeatherWatcher.com on 2018 Mar 07 If you’ve ever visited or lived in an arid region, you may have experienced fear in the face of a swarming wall of deadly dust billowing over the plains. But how do dust …

The Top Frauds of This Past Year….!

The top frauds of 2017 — Share This Page Facebook Twitter Linked-In — March 1, 2018 by Monica Vaca, Associate Director, Division of Consumer Response and Operations The numbers are in, the counts have been made, and today the FTC announced what …