- They can travel at speeds up to 600 miles per hour…woah.
- Tsunami is a Japanese word for harbor wave.
- A tsunami is formed by the huge release of energy from an earthquake on the ocean floor. The wave spreads out like a ripple going in all directions.
- The tsunami stretches from the ocean floor to the surface, sometimes a mile or more in height.
- Tallest tsunami wave ever measured was in Alaska in 1958. It measured 520 meters or 1,710 feet above sea level. That’s taller than most of the tallest buildings in the world.
Every Little Thing (June 25, 2018): ARRRR Pirate Peg Legs a Thing?
- Takes a look at some of the common pirate tropes and determines if pirates from the classic golden age of pirates, were real things.
- Parrots on board (yes)
- Peg legs as a prosthetic (yes)
- A hook to replace a hand (not likely)
- Walking the plank (sadly, no)
Pirates would more likely just shoot you rather than go through the song and dance of walking the plank.
- Skull & Crossbones flag (yes)
A couple of fun ones in today’s Stuff I Learned from Podcasts, as evidenced by all the notes I wrote out.
First off, was the most recent Ologies podcast which was released on June 19th. This one was about Deltiology, or the study and collection of postcards. Our host, Allie Ward, interviewed Donna Braden, a curator at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. She was a fantastic guest, full of passion for postcards and believe it or not, the postcard discussion was fascinating. More