Atlantic Ocean tsunamis are a thing. They aren’t usually as dramatic as those in the west, but tsunamis did kill at least 60 easterners during the 20th century.
Y1K really came in with a bang for those living around the Sea of Japan, thanks to a VEI 7 eruption at a volcano sitting on the border between modern-day China and North Korea.
Take a look at some of the melanistic cats at Big Cat Rescue and learn why a feline black panther hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Watch as red zircons are dug out of the soil in Ratanakiri, Cambodia, and turned into sky-blue gemstones by heat treatment in somebody’s back-yard mini-furnace.
I wanted to do a post about this but soon learned that things get very chemical very quickly. Those two links up above will get you started, if you want to look more deeply into this modern wonder.
Or you can simply sit back and enjoy a short silent movie of someone at Tuffnell Glass fashioning borosilicate glass into something not at all utilitarian – a dragonfly!
Have you ever wondered how seismologists locate earthquakes and figure out their magnitude? And, wherever the quake, what controls how much shaking you feel?