Ivanhoe’s Black Balls

The Ivanhoe reservoir in In Los Angeles is actually a part of the Silver Lake reservoirs.  The Ivanhoe reservoir is separated from Silver Lake by a spillway. The lower lake was named after the 1906 Water Board Commissioner at the time, Herman Silver, and the upper bay was named after the Sir Walter Scott Novel, Ivan hoe.  Both of the…

Things Lost

That awkward moment when the post you wrote and posted didn’t post. Not only did it not post, but it is lost. Lost in the internet tubes, to settle among all the things lost in the interwebs.  Well, awkward and embarssing, butnot much for it. While I go looking for my post at the internet lost and found, here are some pictures of…

News You May Have Missed

Joke With The Pope Contest The Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, in order to gain publicity for  Pope Francis’ US visit last month had a contest. It was the Joke with the Pope contest. The contest netted 4,000 submissions from people, including actress and comedian Ellie Kemper, weather forecaster Al Roker, and late-night TV host Conan O’Brien. Comedian Bill Murray was…

Animal Myths

Chameleons can change to a color by touching it. Perhaps you have seen the commercial for Valspar Paint where the Chameleons are touching paint chips and turning into the colors they touch. It is a cute commercial, but that is not what Chameleons do.  It is a myth. They do not change  color to match their environment. Rather, Chameleons change color in response…

Human Spontaneous Combustion

 In the 1400’s, Polonus Vorstius was just a regular Italian knight who liked wine, women, and song.  One night, the knight consumed ‘two ladles’ of very strong wine one night. The wine disagreed with him. He turned to vomit. . People say that he immediately vomited flame, and then burst into flames entirely. No one else seemed to have any…

The Mystery Of Sandy Island

Sandy Island. An Island the size of Manhattan,  discovered in 1876,  had disappeared.   During the  25  day  expedition led by Maria Seton, a young scientist from University of Sydney,  to the Coral Sea aboard the Australian research vessel,  the RV Southern Surveyor.They noticed several maps showed a long black island where the onboard map showed nothing, but open sea. Maria…

Worst Jobs Than Mine

I have been working a lot lately and starting to feel like my job sucked. Then I remembered that old adage that there is always something worse than what you got and the grass is not always greener on the other side of a fence. Or some such thing. Either way I am glad I don’t have the following jobs. These…

Weird Questions and Answers: Bodies

There are just some things I do that I want to know why. Ok I always want to know why, but these are important Questions.  Questions like: Why Does My OJ Taste So Awful After Brushing My Teeth When we brush our teeth we like to have  toothpaste that suds up. Some of us use so much when we brush we look like rabid…