Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tesla crowd

            vector image
People stood in the rain this morning at a Cincinnati Tesla dealership anxious to throw down $1000 to reserve a new Model 3 expected (according to a man standing under an umbrella) to be delivered in June of 2018.

Half full or half empty ??

Monday, March 28, 2016

Money tree

An interesting story is associated with these "money trees" at various places in the UK.  You can read about it here.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Groovin' on first

Dad is working with his son to improve his baseball skills.  Son is dreaming of cruising for chicks and getting down at the club.. Unfortunately the video is no longer available.

Group portrait

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Clean up

Clean up begins after an eight month garbage crisis in Beirut, Lebanon

Monday, March 21, 2016


Also known as the Festival of Colors, Holi is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Harmony of the Seas

Set to launch in May the Harmony of the Seas is 1194 feet in length.  It has a crew of 2,394 to serve 5,479 passengers.  What is it that I am missing here?  This is actually an activity that people want to participate in?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

WOBO, I'll drink to that

In 1960 Alfred Heineken had an idea to bottle his beer in bottles that could be repurposed to build housing for the impoverished people of Curacao.  He enlisted Dutch architect John Habraken to design the interlocking bottles.  They were named World Bottles (WOBO), but unfortunately they only went as far as the prototype stage.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

No ordinary hole in the ground

The second largest man made hole in the world (Bingham Copper Mine in Utah being number one) is the Mirny Diamond Mine.  It is located in eastern Siberia.  Excavation began in 1955 to supply the Soviet Union's needs for industrial grade diamonds.  It is 1,722 deep and 3,900 feet across.

Open pit mining has ceased, but during its peak years it was producing 10 million carats of diamonds annually- a good percentage of which were gem quality.  Additional photos and information available at Atlas Obscura

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016