In 1918, a flu pandemic ripped through the global population with such speed and virulence that by the end of the following year an estimated 40 million people would be dead — four times the number of victims eventually claimed by the First World War. The flu’s impact was simultaneously felt in nearly every corner of the earth, from the battlefields of Europe and Northern Africa to remote Inuit villages in Alaska and the grasslands of New Zealand.
Nature is a wildlife show produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It plays on PBS television on Wednesdays. Sometimes you’ll find some episodes on the Discovery Channel in syndication. It’s a very well done nature show. I record this is HDTV at home.
In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh–the Lone Eagle–became the most famous human being on earth. And when he and his lovely wife Anne produced an adorable baby son, Charlie, an eager press quickly dubbed him Little Lindy or sometimes just the Eaglet. But on the evening of March […]
This one should get you out in the shop trying to burn it down. Mysterious steel constructed the UlfBerht and an awesome steel working guy makes high quality steel in a backyard kiln. Making low carbon, low occlusion steel was a lost art between the year 1000 to the 19th century. It turns out a […]