Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Operation Baker

25 July 1946...

The Baker explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia.

Nuclear Mushroom

The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was very brief. There was no classic mushroom cloud rising to the stratosphere, but inside the condensation cloud the top of the water geyser formed a mushroom-like head called the cauliflower, which fell back into the lagoon (compare with this image, a photo taken slightly later, after the condensation cloud had cleared). The water released by the explosion was highly radioactive and contaminated many of the ships that were set up near it.

Some were otherwise undamaged and sent to Hunter's Point in San Francisco, California, United States, for decontamination. Those which could not be decontaminated were sunk a number of miles off the coast of San Francisco.

A nice photo! But it was a bad day.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Kenya Mall Massacre

On 21 September 2013, ten unidentified gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.

Kenyan soldiers

Kenya's Red Cross said the death toll on Sunday rose to 68 after nine bodies were recovered in a joint rescue mission.

There are President's nephew, his fiance, and Ghanian poet Kofi Awoonor among victims.

At this time most hostages are freed.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is the lowest and saltiest spot on the Earth. It is located over 400 m below sealevel.

Amman Beach Tourism Resort

Yes, the Dead Sea has a macabre name, but it is a one of most amazing place with beautiful landscape.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Autumn or Spring?

Today is the Equinox.

Equinox

In the Northern Hemisphere, astronomical Autumn starts on 20 September. In the Southern Hemisphere, astronomical Spring starts!

Have a good day.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Most Dangerous Sports

What sport is the most dangerous? A boxing? Or not?



So, Top 10 List of the most dangerous sports. Many people love danger and risk. There are so many dangerous sports some people are use to play. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Civic Arena

September 17, 1961, Civic Arena was open in Pittsburgh. It was the first retractable-dome stadium in the World.

Construction of the Civic Arena

Civic Arena is the home of the NHL Penguins, the Pittsburgh Spirit soccer team and the Pitt Panthers college football team.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Dahab Blue Hole

The Dahab Blue Hole is a popular diving location on east Sinai on the coast of the Red Sea.

This is a submarine sinkhole around 130 m deep. There is a shallow opening around 6 m deep, known as the Saddle, opening out to the sea, and a 26 m long tunnel, known as the arch, the top of which lies at a depth of 56 m.

Dahab Hole

The hole itself and the surrounding area has an abundance of coral and reef fish.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Most Extreme Airports

As we know Lukla Airport, a small airport in Nepal, is the most dangerous one in the World.

But Our World is very large. Here you are the 10 Most Extreme Airports on the Earth today. Beautiful places!



Yes, Courchevel is a luxury resort with very awful runway. Bha-ha-ha...

ThanX for watching video.

September 11

This video is dedicated to all the victims of September 11, 2001...



The World Trade Center twin towers were opened on April 4, 1973 and were destroyed in the September 11 attacks of 2001, along with 7 World Trade Center.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides.

Death of Anna Karenina. 1914 film

On this day, numerous events, conferences, campaigns and local activities call to public attention one of the world’s largest causes of premature and unnecessary death as suicide.

September 10, year ago

Only one year ago... September 10, 2012.

16 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan. World Suicide Prevention Day!

Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students.

10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa.

29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam.

A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children.

Memento mori!

What a many death!

Carpe diem! Memento mori! Ars moriendi!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Dead Loop

100 years ago, September 9, 1913, Pyotr Nesterov, the first Russian ace, became the first pilot to fly a dead loop.

Nieuport IV replica

Another one giant leap for mankind.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Lukla Airport

Tenzing-Hillary Airport (or Lukla Airport) is a small airport in the town of Lukla in Nepal.

It is one of the most dangerous and beautiful airports in the World.



The airport was named in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Vladivostok

Vladivostok is the largest city of Russian Far East. It founded in 1861.

It is one of the biggest port of Russia.

A climat of the city is maritime and temperate.

Monument in Vladivostok

Monday, 2 September 2013

Japan surrenders

68 years ago, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II.

On Sunday, September 2, more than 250 Allied warships lay at anchor in Tokyo Bay. The flags of the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and China fluttered above the deck of the Missouri.

Aboard the USS Missouri in 1945

Just after 9 a.m. Tokyo time, Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signed on behalf of the Japanese government. General Yoshijiro Umezu then signed for the Japanese armed forces, and his aides wept as he made his signature.