Educational

Pearl Harbor After Visiting Hours

When the Battleship USS Arizona sank at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, she took 1,177 officers and crewmembers with her.  What most people don’t realize, however, is that 334 people survived the sinking.  This video is about the dying wishes of some of those survivors:

I Feel A Tad Insignificant

This video will make you feel small.  It’s a simulation of the known universe starting from the surface of the Earth and traveling outward to the cosmic horizon.  This video is available in HD so do yourself a favor and kick the resolution up to 720p and watch it full screen.

Pop Quiz Time

Pop Quiz Time

So, you think you know something about the Government of the United States, eh?  Time to put up or shut up.  Click on the link below to take a quiz that is composed of 30 questions, 20 of which used to be on the U.S. citizenship test.  They cover subjects from government leaders, to the […]

Equal Time

Equal Time

I’ve spoken numerous times about firearm related things.  These posts are what I tend to believe are more for the guys.  My wife calls these my “gun posts” and doesn’t read them.  Well, today it’s time for the women to have equal treatment.  The ability to protect oneself is important regardless of gender.  The following […]

It’s All For Science

Today I’ve got a few science related videos that I found pretty cool. The first is all about quantum levitation.  Don’t ask me to explain it, just prepare to say wow! The second is a bit more … shall we say, simplistic.  It wouldn’t take someone with a PhD. to conduct this one:  A few […]

A Refreshing Take On Protesters

The Occupy (insert location) protests have been big news now for quite a while.  I’ve been struggling with my feelings on them the whole time but never really nailed down my thoughts until I watched the following video.  If you’re a staunch supporter of the protesters this might get you mad… on the other hand, […]

How To Find Real Food

How To Find Real Food

I came across the following chart a few weeks ago:

Gun Safety 101

Anyone that owns a gun should be thoroughly versed in the rules of gun safety.  There are four basic rules to follow: Never point your gun at anything you are not prepared to destroy. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Never load your gun until you are ready to […]

A Fortress Coming Home

A Fortress Coming Home

The following story was sent to me in an email from my Uncle Charlie. It’s the story of a B-17 bomber from the 398th Bomb Group which was part of the 8th Air Force during WWII. Do yourself a favor and look at the pictures first, then read the whole story. War is a horrible […]

World Clock…And More!

This world clock, data summarizer, widget, doo-dad, what-cha-ma-call-it, thing-a-ma-jig, or whatever the heck it is, is pretty interesting. You can select the time period you’re interested in on the top and the specific data-set you’d like on the left. If you hit the pause button and then click on another data page it will not […]