Posts in category Q12: Is our Earth enchanted?

Oroville Dam

Oroville Dam
One of the worst storms in decades has struck Southern California, bringing flash floods and contributing to the Oroville Dam overflowing in dramatic fashion. Fearing the worst, over 180,000 were evacuated from low-lying areas around the Feather River Basin because of an anticipated failure of the emergency spillway and fears that it might co [...]

New England Patriots

New England Patriots
The New England Patriots produced the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime and claim a fifth title in the most dramatic of circumstances. New England Patriots – Record Recovery The Patriots trailed by 25 points in the third quarter but recovered to level at 28-28 and force the extra perio [...]

Mala’s White Reindeer

Mala’s White Reindeer
A rare white reindeer has been spotted close to a road in Mala, Sweden. Teacher Siv Piojo took photos of the beautiful and majestic creature while on holiday. She was returning to her cottage when she saw it. White reindeer are extremely rare and are regarded as as omen of good fortune in many Nordic countries. In Norse mythology four stags [...]

Millions of Peanut Bunker Fish Die in...

Millions of Peanut Bunker Fish Die in New Jersey Creek
Millions of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek at Keansburg, USA. The 3-4 inch fish likely died because of low oxygen levels in the water, according to Bob Considine of the State’s Department of Environmental Protection. Considine said predatory fish probably chased the peanut bunkers [...]

Hitching a Ride

Hitching a Ride
A small weasel has been caught on camera hitching a ride on the back of a green woodpecker.  The remarkable image was captured by Martin Le-May in Hornchurch Country Park, East London. The wonderful image has gone viral on social media with thousands sharing the ‘one-in-a-million’ photo. It’s strange that the animals a [...]

An iconic lighthouse at lake Erie Cleveland Ohio has been covered with snow in ice. A combination of high winds, subzero temperatures and crashing waves have turned the navigation aid into an ice castle from the Snow Queen. Although of breathtaking beauty the frozen beacon is potentially dangerous as Coast Guard Units [...]

Moonquake

Moonquake
In his journal on 21 December 1822 Charles Lamb describes the winter solstice as “an unnerving and foreboding date” whilst introducing the arrival of many of his distinguished guests to Blakesware Hall, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge. He mentions how Blakesware’s foundations shake with glee at their a [...]

On 22 September New York photographer Jay Fine braved a storm to catch on camera a lightning strike on the Statue of Liberty. His amazing photo has caught the imagination of the world. He waited 40 years to capture the image. The image was captured on the autumn equinox – a date so significant in our story.  Second, [...]

Eureka

Eureka
We have the Eureka moment. On January 9 2010 there was a quake of 6.5m in the Pacific ocean with an epicentre 33 miles west of the nearest major city of Eureka. No significant damage was reported but the amusing thing is that when the Blakesware Set gathered and conceived the Haymaker’s Survey questions, Malthus&nbs [...]

The Albino Children

The Albino Children
A couple in Brazil have given birth to three albino children. The story emerged as Rosemere Fernandes has struggled to meet the medical bills for Ruth, Estherfany and Kauna – and to afford the sunblock and extra clothing needed to protect their sensitive skin. It’s strange that they should have 3 albino children – give [...]

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