Fighting Fire With Fire

Abigail Van Buren, best known for her famous “Dear Abby” column, was once the queen of witty advice. On one particular occasion she said something especially thought provoking: “People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.” While it is true firefighters have often used fire to help limit the damage of a…

Are We Who We Say We Are?

“Paul Gustave Doré, a renowned artist, lost his passport while traveling in Europe. When he came to a border crossing, he explained his predicament to one of the guards. Giving his name to the official, Doré hoped he would be recognized and allowed to pass. The guard, however, said that many people attempted to cross…

Jumping Into The Crocodile Pond

Recently, a woman from Thailand jumped into a pond with hundreds of hungry crocodiles. There is no telling what this lady expected or what she was thinking. Sadly, though unsurprisingly, the crocodiles killed the woman. Some have speculated that this was suicide, but her intentions remain unclear (BangkokPost.com). Sometimes people make the most mindless decisions.…

Eruption

A few weeks ago Mount Tavurvur erupted. What made this eruption particularly interesting was the initial explosion was captured on video, which is very rare. We all know volcanoes are powerful, but this video gives a front seat experience into just how powerful they are. Pay special attention to blast wave. Mount Tavurvur’s eruption is…

The Golden Box

A Chinese legend tells of some cultured gentlemen who often met to exchange wisdom and drink tea. Each host tried to impress the guests with the finest and most costly teas. When it came time for the most esteemed and respected one of the group to entertain, he served what appeared to be a truly…