January 26, 2017

Miscellany #55

The language of 16th-century Irish falconry entered the colloquial English language thanks in part to one amateur falconer: William Shakespeare. Examples: 'Under your thumb', 'wrapped around my little finger', 'hoodwinked' or 'fed-up'
If you plan on visiting Iceland, catching sight of the Northern Lights is chancy, but it's one of the few places in Europe you can see the Milky Way in all its glory, especially at Hotel Rangna in southeast Iceland which boasts of two of the most powerful telescopes in the country in its own observatory open to all guests.

 Icelandic Observatory

How People With Color Blindness See The World 


A woman flew through a tornado in a bathtub and survived  Unharmed, but emotionally shaken.

Worth seeing again.  Bad lip reading of Donald Trump's Inauguration and The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

The Lego Bridge in Germany. 


Spectacular video captures the 'ice waves' breaking on a frozen lake in Russia

Large parts of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia, were frozen close to the shoreline. As the ice approached the shore, it came crashing down - just like a real wave.  It is known as 'ice stacking', and happens after warm air moves across the lake. 

The Ice On Lake Baikal Pictured Began To Break Up Into Shards

You can hear the tinkling of the ice shards

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