Pat Shingleton Column
Posted 8:39 AM 11/21/2019 by Pat Shingleton:
In 1931, the director of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory developed an approach to steer a lava flow from inhabited areas. Dr. Thomas Jaggar believed that by bombing the flow it could be redirected. “Acts of God” reports that by 1934, Jaggar not only plotted the history of (More)
Posted 8:42 AM 11/19/2019 by Pat Shingleton:
Venice, Italy continues to deal with excessive flooding. Other interesting, monthly events include November 18, 1421 when wind driven waves from an intense storm breached Dutch dikes. Records indicate that 72 villages were leveled, killing more than 10,000 and is known today as the St. (More)...
Posted 8:14 AM 11/15/2019 by Pat Shingleton:
Elmo is derived from Erasmus and St. Elmo was a fourth-century martyr and the patron saint of sailors. St. Elmo’s fire is a harmless glow appearing on high objects such as the topmast of a ship or the wing tips of a plane. It forms when misty air ionizes around the tip of an object. (More)...
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