If you CONTROL-
Friday, November 30, 2012
If you CONTROL-
Thursday, November 29, 2012
3. Use Google Earth. I then remembered that Google Earth ALSO has a 3D model of the earth, and what's more, it shows you the elevation of the point you've selected at the bottom of the page! Here you can see the exact location of our lat/long point (in the middle of the umbrellas and tables set out for lunchtime. (The white lines are big, decorative beams, one of which is shown in the picture at the top of this post.) And, as you can see, Earth puts the elevation at 13 feet.
That's encouraging, but don't stop searching just because you found an answer you like!
which suggests that it will be underwater. (The photoimagery illustrates the part that would be submerged, including the Plex. The part that's white is still high-and-dry.)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Question for this week: Will a sea level rise of 10 feet put the Plex under sea water, or will it just become beachfront property?
Monday, November 26, 2012
I put this on YouTube with the Creative Commons attribution license. That means you're free to use it anywhere (just give an attributed-to shout-out when you use it).
Let me know what you think! (And... would you be interested in getting one or two of these each week in your email? Let me know that as well.)
Pro tip: This video looks better if you watch in it HD. (Click on the gear icon in the video, then select HD.)
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
As you know, Thanksgiving has a long tradition in the United States. (See our earlier SearchResearch question on about traditional cranberry recipes from 2010.)
In the US, we’ve ritually celebrated Thanksgiving annually since 1621 when the Pilgrims first sat down to celebrate a more-or-less successful harvest. There were occasional “Thanksgiving” celebrations before that, but It’s been an official holiday since 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
But other countries have much longer-standing festivals of harvest celebrations.
So here's a search challenge question to contemplate this Thanksgiving season:
Can you find another country that has celebrated a annual Thanksgiving festival in November more-or-less continually for at least the past 1000 years? If so, what's the name of that festival?As you know, we ritually consume turkey, cranberries, pumpkins, and potatoes. For extra credit: What food is ritually consumed is this other country’s long-lasting Thanksgiving celebration? (For triple credit: What’s the traditional reason that particular food is eaten?)
When you send in your answer, let us know about how long it took you to find the answer and what your research process was. My answer will be posted tomorrow!
Search on... for a thousand years!