Monday, January 9, 2017

Houdini Was a Secret Inventor, New York's Anti-Flirting Bill, The Day the Nimbus Weather Satellite Exploded and More

 
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The Day the Nimbus Weather Satellite Exploded
 
The Day the Nimbus Weather Satellite Exploded
 
 
Get Lost Among the Ancient Oaks that Inspired William Faulkner's Greatest Novels
 
Get Lost Among the Ancient Oaks that Inspired William Faulkner’s Greatest Novels
 
 
Why Queen Elizabeth II Decided to Televise Her Coronation
 
Why Queen Elizabeth II Decided to Televise Her Coronation
 
 
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The Inventor of the Telegraph Was Also America's First Photographer
 
The Inventor of the Telegraph Was Also America’s First Photographer
 
 
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Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Know
 
Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn't Want Anybody to Know
 
 
Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! So What's Next?
 
Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! So What's Next?
 
 
Remembering Joan of Arc, the Original Nasty Woman
 
Remembering Joan of Arc, the Original Nasty Woman
 
 
Introducing the Global Effort to Map the Night Sky
 
Introducing the Global Effort to Map the Night Sky
 
 
New York State Once Introduced an Anti-Flirting Bill
 
New York State Once Introduced an Anti-Flirting Bill
 
 
What Tech Writers Said About the iPhone When It Debuted Ten Years Ago
 
What Tech Writers Said About the iPhone When It Debuted Ten Years Ago
 
 
The International Space Station Will Finally Welcome a Black Astronaut
 
The International Space Station Will Finally Welcome a Black Astronaut
 
 
Seven Wild Gadgets Unveiled at CES 2017
 
Seven Wild Gadgets Unveiled at CES 2017
 
 
One of California's Iconic
 
One of California’s Iconic “Tunnel Trees” Has Fallen
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1793, French inventor Jean-Pierre Blanchard lifted off in the first hot-air balloon flight in America. He departed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and landed safely in Woodbury, New Jersey. Blanchard wasn't the only ballooner in his family; his wife Sophie Blanchard also was a high-flying aeronaut. Find out how they helped start a hot trend that swept through Europe: "balloonomania."
 
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People used to gathered in Sonepur fair to witness different sorts of play fun and other entertainment. Here they are seen to have fun from 'Maut ki kuan' (The Dome of Death) where a biker shows his prowess and skill by reelin round and round a deep well.
 
"In the Dome of Death" Photo by Saikat Mukherjee
 
 
 
 
 
 
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