Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve last night. I know I did!
I’ve made some changes to the blog in the last few months including halting the weekly Today in history posts, but continuing with the weekly Cosplay Wednesday and Fan Art Friday posts. The reason I’ve done this is because I’ve decided to make it a daily thing beginning in 2017. Basically, it’ll mean there will be a blog post every day. Cosplay Wednesdays and Fan Art Fridays will continue as well.
I love watching the Twilight Zone Marathon on SYFY every New Year’s Eve and Day!
Today in Strangeness, On this date in 1860, the discovery of the planet Vulcan was announced at a meeting of the Académie des Sciences in Paris. Mathematician Urbain Le Verrier believed Vulcan orbited between Mercury and the sun. Doubts about its existence began to surface almost immediately after Le Verrier’s proclamation.
Today in Strangeness, British Egyptologist Howard Carter uncovered the stone sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen on this day in 1924, near Luxor, Egypt. Inside the sarcophagus was a solid gold coffin containing the mummy of the boy-king, preserved for over 3,000 years.
Today in Strangeness, Deemed a threat after killing three men, Topsy, a 3-ton circus elephant at Coney Island was electrocuted on this day in 1903. Thomas Edison suggested using electrocution as the execution method, and captured the event on film.
Today in Strangeness, According to tradition, January 6th is the date Joan of Arc was born (1412). On this day in 1851, Foucalt’s Pendulum experimentally proved that the Earth rotates on its axis.
Today in Strangeness, Peering through a dusty telescope into the past, we find on this date, Galileo’s discovery of Jupiter’s major moons including Io, Europa and Ganymede (1610), and the lonely death of scientific genius Nikola Tesla (NYC, 1943).
Today in Strangeness, On this day in 1493, while sailing near the Dominican Republic, Christopher Columbus described seeing three “mermaids” who were “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” In reality, he was actually observing manatees! In 1643, Giovanni Riccioli first reported the elusive phenomenon known as the Ashen Light of Venus, a faint luminescence on the night side of our sister planet.
@HamillHimself reading Trump’s New Year tweet as The Joker is the best thing I’ve heard all day! https://audioboom.com/posts/5471405-the-trumpster-quote-1 …
Today in Strangeness, Snowfall was recorded for the first time on this date in Los Angeles in 1949. William Herschel discovered Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus, on this day in 1787.
On this day in 1966, the immortal 60s Batman show premiered its first episode! 😀
Today in Strangeness, On this day 50 years ago, Dr. James Bedford became the first person cryonically frozen following his death. He remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. In the cryonics community, the anniversary of his cryopreservation is celebrated as “Bedford Day.”
Today in Strangeness, On this day in 1128, the military order Knights Templar was granted a papal sanction, declared to be an army of God by Pope Honorius II. In 1968, Johnny Cash gave his legendary performance at Folsom Prison.
Today in Strangeness, Slipping back to this date in 1699, the colony of Massachusetts held a day of fasts in protest of wrongly persecuted witches. The first Human Be-In was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (1967). And nine years ago, the Huygens probe landed on Saturn’s moon Titan
Sorry about the delay, but my Reflection on 2016 post should be up by Tuesday. Been busy with work and other personal things.
@HamillHimself continue reading Trump’s tweets as The Joker! #TheTrumpster at his best! https://audioboom.com/posts/5495377-return-of-the-trumpster …