Earth Day, Science and Other Fun Things

Happy Earth Day!

And even if you don’t much care about Earth Day, I think there’s a lot to be said for a day that recognizes we don’t have this rock all to ourselves and we should be better custodians, no matter what we believe. Here are some interesting facts about Earth Day you may not have known.

Scientists are working on controlling the weather. Really guys? How about just making a cell phone that doesn’t drop when I walk into a building first? Some reliable, renewable fuel would be nice too. Oh, and a solution to all those bees dropping dead before we all DIE OF STARVATION would be welcome.  But, you know. Whatever floats your boat.

If you missed the Blood Moon like I did because it insisted in being more visible somewhere else, here’s a nice time lapse photo of it.

And finally, in honour of Game of Thrones–

yes they screwed up this weekend with not admitting that THAT was a THAT, but seriously, what show are you going to watch that’s better, hmmm? What?

–have fun with a couple of interactive maps from a truly dedicated fan and HBO. Hats off to you guys for coming up with this stuff. I’ve never been interested in reading those pretty maps people put in front of their novels because I figure if I can’t follow the action from the story, the map isn’t going to save me. But these are kind of impressive for the way they capture the depth of Martin’s world.

Truly, the man has mastered the ability to make us suffer for his art.

Stay thirsty, my friends!


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