Monday, October 31, 2011

photos of World War II in the Pacific

This is an amazing collection of photos taken during World War II in the Pacific.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/09/world-war-ii-the-pacific-islands/100155


More World War II Pacific.

More military items. 

One Marine's story. 

A Rosie-the-Riveter story

photo from collection of Earl Terwilliger, who served in the Marines during WW II

Friday, October 7, 2011

check out the ghost in this commercial

This is a car commercial from Great Britain.  When they finished filming, the editor noticed something moving along the side of the car.  It looked like a ghostly white mist.  Later, they found out that someone was killed a year earlier in that exact same spot.  The commercial never ran on TV.  To see the apparition, watch the front end of the car as it clears the trees.  Be sure to put your face close to the screen and watch intently.

More commercials. 

More scary stuff. 

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.
 






Wednesday, October 5, 2011

evacuation of Manhattan by boat on 9/11

This video narrated by Tom Hanks tells the relatively unknown story of the evacation of many desperate people--did he say 900,000?--on 9/11. 

More Tom Hanks.



Monday, October 3, 2011

smart fish

This wrasse fish demonstrates that it can use a tool effectively to open a clam. The video was taken near the Pacific island of Palau.

Read the story:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/29/MNSB1LAPG2.DTL

See the video:
http://bio.research.ucsc.edu/people/bernardi/Bernardi/Choerodon_Tools.MOV
image cGiacomo Bernardi/UC Santa Cruz


More fish items.

Travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular local and foreign getaways.