Apocalypse 2012: Eyes Of Majora

“I went to great lengths to get that legendary mask. When I finally had it…I could sense the doom of a dark omen brewing. It was that unwelcome feeling that makes your hair stand on end.” – The Happy Mask Salesman Oh, we don’t have much time, now.

Google Maps Circles

Google Maps Anomaly: “Crop Circles”

Whoa. Either those circles are just from center-pivot irrigation, or the aliens have arrived en masse. Actually, these strange circles on Google Maps are exactly that: the result of circle irrigation, a method some farmers use to water crops. You know, by rotating sprinking equipment in a big circle. Better coverage that way, I guess. …

Myths and Aliens at the Rhodope Mountains

Spanning southern Bulgaria and parts of Greece, the Rhodope Mountains were named after Queen Rhodope of Thrace, a figure of Greek mythology. They’re home to such natural wonders as the marble cliffs of the Trigrad Gorge, which leads to a very interesting place: Devil’s Throat Cave. You see, the Rhodope Mountains were the homeland of …

A Splendor Seldom Seen

Photo: A Splendor Seldom Seen

Yesterday, CICLOPS (that’s Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations) released a fascinating new image of Saturn titled “A Splendor Seldom Seen.” Courtesy NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the image was taken on October 17, 2012. As you can see from the ghostly hues, Saturn is backlit by the sun, putting Cassini in the planet’s shadow. Because of …

Nuking Cyclones

NOAA Explains Why We Can’t Nuke Tropical Cyclones

Earlier this year, NOAA shocked the world when they announced that mermaids — yes, mermaids — probably aren’t real. Well, unfortunately, they’ve once again decided to crush the hopes and dreams of those of us who sometimes like to think outside the box. Like, way outside the box. On their Tropical Cyclone Modification And Myths …