No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series (1908), the Ottoman Empire was still in existence. via Trivials
If someone had offered a bet that fall that a black man would be elected President before the Cubs won again, would you have taken it?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Here is a data visualization showing Soviet and Axis deployments on November 18, 1942. It illustrates the German Sixth Army's focus on the the city of Stalingrad, and the Soviet build-up on the more weakly held flanks south and west of the city. The next day, the Soviets attacked with complete surprise. From that day, it was downhill almost all the way to Berlin. Thus November 18, 1942 was the high water mark for the Third Reich.
UGH! The way the image is saved here makes it unreadable. For a better version, I've uploaded it to Flickr. Click on the image to go there.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Its a hot summer in Australia. So hot that government meteorologists have had to add two new colours to the heat maps. Previously, the scale stopped at 50 degrees. Now it goes to 54 degrees. The world is getting hotter.
Article is here.