The location of this disaster, Carhuaz, is very close to where one of the most tragic disasters occurred in modern world history. In 1970, a massive earthquake triggered a landslide that killed an estimated 25,000 people who lived in the city of Yungay.
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Posted in Environment, Peruvian News, tagged Carhuaz, climate change, earthquakes, electricity, glaciers, global warming, melting glaciers, Pedro Suarez-Vertiz, Peru, tsunamis, video, water, Yungay on April 13, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Food, Politics, tagged Barack Obama, Bo the White House dog, Christmas, desserts, Food, gingerbread, gingerbread house, Malia Obama, Obama Foodorama, President Barack Obama, Sasha Obama, video, White House, White House Pastry Team on December 23, 2009 | 1 Comment »
When someone recommended checking out the short video from www.whitehouse.gov I have added below about the White House’s ginger bread house, I was curious but also skeptical. The house looks pretty lame on first glance.
But after watching the video I think you’ll be just as impressed as I was by the details included in this 400 pound white chocolate beast. I also wonder if President Obama and his family will get to eat some of it on Christmas Day. Hopefully they send the leftover parts of the house to people in need so they can enjoy them. Although I bet Sasha and Malia are calling dibs on getting to eat Bo the White House dog.
If the video doesn’t satisfy all of your curiousity, for a photo of marzipan-made Bo as well as more detailed information about the gingerbread house check out the Obama Foodorama website by clicking here.
Photo of White House Gingerbread House via Obama Foodorama
On the day after Thanksgiving, NPR decided to strangely dump a fantastic piece of evergreen content on the internet. Why they would choose to do this on a day when more people weren’t paying attention I don’t know. It’s an animated video that humorously illustrates an experiment that was designed to find out if ants have internal pedometers– basically, if when they go back and forth to the nest they are counting their steps.
I particularly love the voices of the ants. It seems to me like a good representation of what they would actually sound like if they spoke.