Author Archives: Bob Welbaum

The Sun Is Not Going Away

Remember when I wrote about dihydrogen monoxide, that dangerous chemical that should be banned because it causes thousands of deaths every year (http://www.dhmo.org/truth/Dihydrogen-Monoxide.html)?  (News flash: it’s water.  Think about it, two hydrogen and one oxygen.) I have another one for you.  There are several videos on YouTube claiming that, because of a conjunction between Venus

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Happy Birthday — Radio

On November 2nd, 1920, radio station KDKA in Pittsburg, PA broadcast the first regular radio transmission in the US — the Harding-Cox presidential election results.  Only about 5000 people owned radios at that time, and no one was quite sure how to use this new technology. Some wanted radio used for the good of everyone, funded

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A Poem For Halloween

I’m reposting this from last year in honor of Halloween.   Halloween Fun Halloween can be fun for adults, too. I like to hold out a bowl of candy — a nice assortment — and simply say “You may take one of your choice.” and watch the little wheels turn. Which one should I pick?

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Dazzle Them With Camouflage

Having had a career in the military, I know something about camouflage.  A common opinion is good camouflage is supposed to make you disappear into the background (which has led to a lot of jokes, particularly about stealth technology).  Actually all camouflage has to do is make a recognizable shape unrecognizable, if only for a

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Who Do You Run For?

“You can run for me anytime!” In past posts, I’ve written about the sport of running.  Of all the sports I’ve played, it fits me best.  It’s solitary, but I consider that an advantage — no teammates messing up or referees blowing calls — it’s all up to you.  And so far (knock wood) I’ve

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