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“Hello Commander Hadfield, for the past year and a half my 5-year-old son goes to bed worried, sometimes in tears. He is worried about the Voyager Interstellar spacecraft, the fact that it is out there all by itself. He wants it to come home to be safe. What do we tell him?”
“One of the privileges of making radio is that we have a professional excuse to talk with strangers. It’s like an EZ Pass to intimacy.”
“That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”
“I’ve always been very interested in loving things that required defense.”
“If you posted the most incredible story — literally, the most incredible story that has ever been told since people have had the ability to tell stories, it will never, ever get as many hits as a video of a cat with a moustache.”
Life on the Moon
In 1836, Richard E. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, claimed that the noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel had discovered life on the moon. Flora and fauna included bat-men, moon maidens (with luna-moth wings), moon bison, and other extravagant life forms.
These lithographs by Leopoldo Galluzzo’s Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel depict Herschel’s “discoveries”.
It just so happens there is a fan-freaking-tastic podcast about this. The Memory Palace Episode 24: The Moon in the Sun.
The infographic whiz kids at Pop Chart Lab strike again, this time with a subject near and dear to our hearts: The Advance of Audio Apparatuses.
“You know, the kids in my class, they’ve never heard of quicksand.”
The sentence that sent reporter Dan Engber on a quest to figure out, well, what the hell happened to quicksand. Follow him down the rabbit hole in our new short.
“I’ll play it for somebody on staff, and you just kind of watch their eyes. You watch the parts where their eyes get wide. You watch their hips. Are they leaning in or are they leaning back?”