This special collection of "Weird Facts" offers the best of those fun and unique incidents. Here are the curious, funny, zany, improbable and sometimes bizarre moments that are part of the strange history of the Narrows Bridges. Crazy Shindler When steamboat captain Ed Lorenz told his story about Shindler's comment to the newspapers inhe added, "We all thought Shindler was crazy. The Tacoma-based photographer died in
Image from Orion's Arm website Science fiction writers often benefit from using reality as a springboard. For science fiction, the weirder the bit of reality used, the better.
As a public service, I offer a random selection of real astronomical items that are anomalous, suspicious, or downright odd.
SF writers are encouraged to use these to brainstorm something interesting. These are offered free of charge, I have no claim no them, no strings are attached. For good examples of science fiction stories based around accurate astronomy, check out the free online anthology Diamonds in the Sky.
Lunar Ice In the space environment, water is one of the most valuable things in the universe. You can split it into oxygen and hydrogen and use it for breathing, propellant, and in fuel cells.
You can drink it or use it to grow plants and algae in your life support system.
Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date: Editorial note: According to an article called "Hell Fire!" by Bridget Freer, FHM magazine, December issue, "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" was one of the songs played at high volume outside the Vatican Embassy in Panama City in , in order to drive out Manuel Noriega. Meg of Skokie, IL asks: Al, how appropriate or inappropriate is the tour material in terms of a yr-old? It’s now made the top of the birthday list, and as a parent, while . I hope these free creative writing prompts are as weird to write from as they were to come up with. Enjoy your foray into the land of the improbable. Related Articles to Free Creative Writing Prompts #6 Free Creative Writing Prompts from the Heart, Part 1.
It can also be used to shield the crew from space radiation. However, as anybody who has carried a bucket of water knows, it has plenty of mass, which makes it very expensive to ship from Terra into orbit. Which is why people planning space colonies are so interested in In-Situ Resource Utilization, which in this case is a fancy way of saying "trying to find an ice mine.
The closest place to look is Luna. Unfortunately data from the Apollo moon missions suggested that the lunar regolith was drier than an old slab of concrete lying in the Sahara desert.
Any water-ice on the surface would have evaporated into space a long time ago. Even if an occasional water-ice comet smacked into Luna, the Sun's rays would make it go away. But wait a minute. What if there were places on Luna that were permanently in shadow?
Any comet-ice that landed in such a deep-freeze would be preserved quite nicely. The walls of lunar craters will provide shadow for part of the lunar day, but eventually the sun will be over head, the shadow will vanish, and the comet ice will evaporate.
Except for at the lunar north and south poles. There the angle is steep enough that the sun's rays never penetrate the interior of the craters. See the picture, it shows the illumination of the lunar south pole over an entire lunar day.
The dark areas are always dark. Any ice deposited there will still be there, patiently waiting for thirsty lunar colonists.
Lo and behold, it is there! In In SeptemberIndia's Chandrayaan-1 space probe got a fleeting glimpse of lunar water-ice.
Finally in March the Chandrayaan-1 observed a bit of ice in the lunar north pole, a bit over million tonnes of nearly pure water ice. The lunar poles are going to be valuable real estate.
Hoc anno, die Dominica ante Nativitatem Sancti Johannis Baptistae, post solis occasum, luna prima, signum apparuit mirabile, quinque vel eo amplius viris ex adverso sedentibus.
Nam nova luna lucida erat, novitatis suae more cornua protendens ad orientem ; et ecce subito superius cornu in duo divisum est. Ex hujus divisionis medio prosilivit fax ardens, flamam, carbones et scintillas longius proiciens.
Corpus interim luna quod inferius erat torquebatur quasi anxie, et, ut eorum verbia utar, qui hoc michi retulerunt et oculis viderunt propriis, ut percussus coluber luna palpitabat. Post hoc rediit in proprium statum.
Hanc vicissitudinem duodecies et eo amplius repetiit, videlicet ut ignis tormenta varia sicut praelibatum est sustineret, iterumque in statum rediret priorem. Post bas itaque vidasitudines, a cornu usque in cornu scilicet per longum seminigra facta est. Haec michi qui haec scribo retulerunt viri illi qui suis hoc viderunt oculis, fidem suam vel jusjurandum dare parati, quod in supradictis nichil addiderunt falsitatis.Send love letters and anything weird or unusual to John Trubee c/o Space & Time World Enterprises, P.O.
Box , Santa Rosa CA USA. For a free catalogue featuring "Blind Man's Penis," CDs, prank phone call tapes, music, poetry, T-shirts and videos, write to Space & Time World Enterprises at the above address. A combination of things has led me to write this latest list of Free Creative Writing Prompts.
I experienced a lot of negativity this past weekend at work and home and it . The Tacoma Narrows Bridges have attracted a host of life's oddities.
This special collection of "Weird Facts" offers the best of those fun and unique incidents. Here are the curious, funny, zany, improbable and sometimes bizarre moments that are part of the strange history of the Narrows Bridges. Though the term “weird fiction” came into being in the 19th centuryoriginally used by Irish gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanuit was picked up by H.P.
Lovecraft in the 20th century as a way, primarily, of describing his own work. Lovecraft produced copious amounts of the stuff, as you can see.
With this generator you can box, brick and square your text! It's really awesome! Just put in your text and hit the generate button! Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date: Editorial note: According to an article called "Hell Fire!" by Bridget Freer, FHM magazine, December issue, "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" was one of the songs played at high volume outside the Vatican Embassy in Panama City in , in order to drive out Manuel Noriega.