Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What In the World

Picture of Earth showing if all Earth's water (liquid, ice, freshwater, saline) was put into a sphere it would be about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) in diameter. Diameter would be about the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, USA. Credit: Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (©); Howard Perlman, USGS.

The water ball is actually much larger than it looks like on your computer monitor because we're talking about volume, a 3-dimensional shape, but trying to show it on a flat, 2-dimensional screen or piece of paper. That tiny water bubble has a diameter of about 860 miles, meaning the height (towards your vision) would be 860 miles high, too!


edit: just posted, noticed Astronomy POD has same pic :]

In 2007, a member of thedredscottfoundation.org discovered while walking the halls of the Missouri Hall of Fame, that Dred Scott, a  slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom in 1857, was not represented. This fact was challenged by Steven Tilley, a republican state representative, but he found it to be true. On May 9, 2012, during a public ceremony at the Missouri State Capital a bust of Dred Scott was included.

Seems no five year wait, for Rush Limbaugh was necessary. Amid controversy, on May 14, 2112 Rush was included in the Hall of FShame. This was a private ceremony, announced 20 minutes before, and the public and Democratic lawmakers were not allowed into the chambers of the House of Representatives, which were locked and guarded by armed members of the Missouri Highway Patrol while the ceremony took place.

Also in a public ceremony, on Feb. 27, 2012, John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil was inducted. John started as a first baseman for the Memphis Red Sox in the inaugural season of the newly-formed Negro American League.He was the first Africa-American coach in Major League Baseball history for the Chicago Cubs.

Gypsy girl closed on a home today. See how deep these roots grow...

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