Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wikipedia Finds

Hey all!

Hope all is well with who ever still stops by. Things have been busy for me as usual. Been making some real progress.

I have been sick as a dog for almost 2 weeks but finally am coming out of it. Probably my body rejecting the very thought of colder weather. Leaves have changed and it will be a wintry feel this Saturday in the morning with a frost. Joy.

I do have a Caribbean vacation planned for November so maybe that will make things easier. A New England Patriots running game certainly helps as well! (Don't mention the Saints!)

Wikipedia Finds
I just like to learn and know stuff. It's a habit. Since tuning out markets and finance and focusing on science hard core, I find my mind just wants more and more of things of interest. Of course this feeds my Wikipedia/Damn Interesting reading habit.

Some cool finds of the last few weeks if you are interested:

The Taman Shud Case
High drama on this one! Check it out:
Considered "one of Australia's most profound mysteries",the case has been the subject of intense speculation over the years regarding the identity of the victim, the events leading up to his death and the cause of death. Public interest in the case remains significant due to a number of factors: the death occurring at a time of heightened tensions during the Cold War, the use of an undetectable poison, lack of identification, the possibility of unrequited love and the involvement of a secret code in a very rare book.
Cretaceous–Paleogene Boundary 
Formerly the K-T boundary, evidence that an impact event probably killed off the dinosaurs may well be found in an iridium layer across the globe.

Smeaton's Tower
The builder of the third lighthouse at Eddystone pioneered the use of concrete and changed lighthouse design forever. Great Damn Interesting article is here as well.

Osmium
Come on, you want to learn about Osmium don't you?

The Story of Achilles
Great Wiki entry on a literary historical figure.

Have a good night.

15 comments:

Stagflationary Mark said...

Come on, you want to learn about Osmium don't you?

I must admit that I did. I read the "Precautions" section first. I wonder what that says about me, lol.

Stagflationary Mark said...

As a dog lover, the first thing I read in your post was the word dog. No joke. My eyes went straight to it. I then saw the "sick as a" part in front of it. D'oh!

Get well soon.

EconomicDisconnect said...

Thanks my friend. Feeling a bit better last couple of days. My pug dog was sick too last week! It's a sick dog world.

Budd said...

Achiles rocks! Hope you plan on joining in on the fun of the Scare Me Blogfest on Halloween.

EconomicDisconnect said...

Looks fun! Hope there will be an email reminder..... :)

Casey L. Clark said...

Ah...the Caribbean...so jealous. :)

Casey L. Clark said...

Ah...the Caribbean...so jealous. :)

Casey L. Clark said...

Ah...the Caribbean...so jealous. :)

Casey L. Clark said...

Ah...the Caribbean...so jealous. :)

Casey L. Clark said...

Ah...the Caribbean...so jealous. :)

Casey L. Clark said...

Ah...the Caribbean...so jealous. :)

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