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Slithering Rocks in Death Valley National Park

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weather

A slithering rock at Death Valley

In California’s Death Valley, there is an area call ‘Racetrack’ that has puzzled visitor’s for hundreds of years. The area gets its name from the large flat stones that mysteriously ‘race’ around this barren dry lake bed.

Icy Bombs

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50 pound ice bomb

On September 2, 1958 in Madison Township, New Jersey, Dominick Bacigalup survived an experience that to this date has confounded scientists. While sitting at his kitchen table, Dominick was bewildered when the roof and attic of his kitchen exploded with a deafening roar. After Dominick regained his senses, he was puzzle to find that a huge object had crashed through his ceiling. Upon closer examination, he and the authorities determined that the object was a 70 pound block of ice.

The Dust Bowl and Black Sunday

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Weather

“The impact is like a shovelful of fine sand flung against the face,” Avis D. Carlson wrote in a New Republic article. “People caught in their own yards grope for the doorstep. Cars come to a standstill, for no light in the world can penetrate that swirling murk. . . . The nightmare is deepest during the storms. But on the occasional bright day and the usual gray day we cannot shake from it. We live with the dust, eat it, sleep with it, watch it strip us of possessions and the hope of possessions. It is becoming Real. The poetic uplift of spring fades into a phantom of the storied past. The nightmare is becoming life.”