This video from the Glenn Research Center highlights in stunning, behind-the-scenes imagery the launches of three space shuttle missions: STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124. NASA engineers provide commentary as footage from the ground and from the orbiters themselves document in 400 frame-per-second detail the first phase of a mission. Of course that video is from times when everything went as planned on takeoff; when things didn't go as planned, this happened. Godspeed, Challenger. Go throttle up.
Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The population was 65,834 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County. Founded in 1772, the town features the B&O Railroad Museum Ellicott City Station, built in 1830, and a downtown historic district which is a very popular destination among antiques shoppers, with restaurants, eclectic boutique shops, coffee shops, a tea room and many historic sites. Ellicott City is listed amongst America's most affluent communities and is located in Howard County, the third wealthiest county in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The I-40 bridge disaster was a bridge collapse that occurred southeast of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma on May 26, 2002. Joe Dedmon, captain of the tugboat Robert Y. Love, experienced a blackout and lost control of his tugboat. This, in turn, caused the barge he was controlling to collide with a bridge support. The result was a 580-foot section of the Interstate 40 bridge plunging into Robert S. Kerr Reservoir on the Arkansas River. Fourteen people died and eleven others were injured when several automobiles and tractor trailers fell from the bridge. Rescue efforts were complicated when William James Clark, impersonating a U.S. Army Captain, was able to take command of the disaster scene for two days. Clark's efforts included directing FBI agents and appropriating vehicles and equipment for the rescue effort, before fleeing the scene. Clark, already a two time felon, was later apprehended in Canada. An estimated 20,000 vehicles per day were rerouted for about two months while crews rebuilt the bridge. Traffic resumed Monday, July 29, 2002, only two months after the disaster. The reopening set a new national record for such a project, which would normally be expected to take six months.
The gin and tonic cocktail was introduced by the army of the British East India Company in India, where malaria was a persistent problem. In the 1700s it was discovered that quinine could be used to treat the disease, although the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable. Since it is no longer used as an antimalarial, tonic water today contains much less quinine, is usually sweetened, and is consequently much less bitter. Because of its historical connection with warm climates, gin and tonic is a popular cocktail during the warmer months.
Sup Big Worm...eh I mean Big Ern. Love the site, yada yada yada, been coming here for years, yada yada yada, see something cool and figured I'd give some information on that parasitized spider. That bad boy had done got him a Mermithid Worm. Dave
Ernie, Did I make a mistake in passing up this great deal at Staples? I think not... Pete
BFGoodrich is coming up with a new extreme-performance tire, the Rival. That category of tire is the last street-legal step before you go to the dark side with race-only tires. So when you're invited by the manufacturer to test out the tires by literally driving them to the point of destruction, that's not an offer you want to pass up, otherwise you'll be deserving of the flying bitch slap.
There's something about great architecture that breathes life into the soul. And there's no better place to go than a college campus if you want to see great architecture. Like the cathedrals of Italy, a college's library serves as its centerpiece. When prospective students gather for a tour, one of the places that almost always gets touted is the library; this despite the fact that most students don't really spend much time inside them once on campus. Here we've collected a gallery of 50 photos from college and university libraries from all over the world. From Cairo to Mexico and Germany to Ghana, here are the 50 most beautiful college libraries in the world.
A hospital gown, also known as a patient gown, exam gown, johnny shirt or johnny gown, is a short-sleeved, thigh-length garment worn by patients in hospitals and other medical facilities. The hospital gown is made of fabric that can withstand repeated laundering in hot water, usually cotton, and is usually embroidered with the medical facility's name on the garment. gowns have snaps along the top of the shoulder and sleeves, so that the gown can be removed without disrupting intravenous lines in the patient's arms. Healthcare workers, especially in hospitals, find thin hospital gowns convenient for listening to the heart and lungs. For nurses, giving injections in the buttocks, abdomen, or thighs is easier when the patient is wearing a gown rather than street clothing.
Marty McFly: Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don't have enough road to get up to 88.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking, is a process of extracting natural gas in gas shale deposits, and at some point drilling horizontally instead of vertically while using sand, chemicals and a shit ton water. Can natural gas be the answer to moving away from dirty and expensive oil and still be environmentally friendly and safe? Is this what they mean by green energy? What is hydraulic fracturing? Is it hype and hyperbole? Read on and YOU decide.
"Livin' la Vida Loca" is a number-one hit song by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. It was released on March 23, 1999 from Martin's self-titled debut English album. The song was composed by Desmond Child and Draco Rosa and topped the charts during 1999. It received various Grammy Awards nominations and helped Ricky Martin obtain enormous success inside the United States and worldwide. In 2007, the song was ranked at number twenty-eight on the list of 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's by VH1. It is Martin's signature song. "Livin' la Vida Loca" is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition of other Spanish-speaking artists -- first Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, then later Shakira -- into the English-speaking market easier.
10 most popular suicide spots on earth (11 if you count krispy kreme)