Bad Astronomy Blog - The Top Ten Astronomy Images of 2006
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Large plasma tube at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia.
Inside the Giant Heart exhibit at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia.
Jeff Dries has worked at the company for nine years and said he got a check for about $10,000.
"People had gone home for lunch and checked their mail like they normally do," Dries said. "They just got broadsided" by the checks.
Dries said he and his wife plan to use their gift as a down payment on a house.
"I know it's going to change a lot of people's lives," he said of the gifts.
In the Franklin National Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This is a piece of optical art from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. It's a type of lenticular image, such that as you move from side to side, the image changes. So therefore, no two photos of this piece will ever be the same.
Actor Peter Boyle died last night at the age of 71. Here he is in a scene from "Young Frankenstein". Super duper!
In a historic city such as Savannah, Georgia, the pavement you look down at has seen far more history than you'll ever know, and all it had to do was lie there.
A special tribute to my mother and father on the anniversary of my father's death. For more information, click here to read the article from last year.
Anytime you see your name on somebody else's page you get jazzed up. To hear it on their podcast, as Mark Peacock did on his "TravelCommons" podcast, you get double jazzed up.
A couple of new faces on the blog roll to the left are "Pharyngula", by PZ, who is similar to Dr. Phil, but just a bit on the far side of crazy.
And the other is "Frick's World", by Frick, another traveler who stays in many more hotels than I do.
I will maintain to my grave that Socrates was offside and that Beckenbauer was completely useless.
At the beginning of December, in either the first or second weekend after Thanksgiving, we make the annual (some would call it ritual) trip to the local tree farm to select our Chrismahanukwanzika tree. I could call it a Holiday Tree, but I would do so at my own risk.
The snow was a good thing. It meant that we wouldn't be scraping 3 pounds of mud off our boots before getting back in the truck. And once I got it to the house, and cut 2 more feet off the bottom, it shaped out to be a fine tree. As usual.
Our pooch Patton (featured earlier in This Blog Title For Sale) was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and requires surgery. My wife started a blog to chronicle his experience, with the objective of providing information which may prove useful to other pet owners facing a similar procedure. So if you, or somebody you know, has a pet with hip dysplasia, or just want to learn more about a really cool puppy, check out the blog at the link below.