“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers I found the above quote on the Honor Flight Network’s website. Honor Flight Network works… To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices…

Soong Ch’ing-ling (1893)

Born to an influential Chinese family, Soong was educated in the US. She returned to China, became prominent in revolutionary politics, and married Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary 26 years her senior now known as the father of modern China. She and her sisters—along with their husbands, including Chiang Kai-shek—became some of the most significant political…

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers I found the above quote on the Honor Flight Network’s website. Honor Flight Network works… To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices…

Advowson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the process for appointing a parish priest in the Church of England, see Parish. Advowson (or “patronage”) is the right in English law of a patron (avowee) to present to the diocesan bishop (or in some cases the ordinary if not the same person) a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process…

Disease ‘Superspreaders’ Accounted for Nearly Two-Thirds of Ebola Cases, Study Finds

They are called superspreaders, the minority of people who are responsible for infecting many others during epidemics of infectious diseases. Perhaps the most famous superspreader was Typhoid Mary, presumed to have infected 51 people, three of whom &#…

Feraliminal Lycanthropizer

The Feraliminal Lycanthropizer is a fictional machine invented by American writer David Woodard, whose 1990 pamphlet of the same title speculates on its history and purpose. The brief, anonymously published work describes a vibration referred to as thanato-auric waves, which the machine electrically generates by combining three infrasonic sine waves (3 Hz, 9 Hz and 0.56 Hz) with concomitant tape loops of…

These Boots Keep Astronauts From Tripping Over Their Own Feet

Moon mission astronauts spent a lot of time on their butts. Those moon walks may have looked bouncy and peaceful, but cumbersome space suits had Apollo astronauts tripping and falling all over the place. And while it might seem silly—especially the &#…

“Selling Airplanes”

On Aug. 7, 1955, Boeing’s chief of flight testing, the legendary Alvin “Tex” Johnston, pulled an impressive stunt in the prototype of the Boeing 707. Johnston didn’t just do a flyover. No. At a speed of 490 miles an hour, Johnston executed a barrel roll. The stunt, called a Barrel Roll, was performed in front…