Wesley is a 25 year old Literature enthusiast in San Diego, CA with a penchant for death metal, grammatical sentence charts, and cooking without pants. He is currently putting his B.A. in English to work answering phones for an IT Help Desk. Every other Friday he will be posting in this new section: Words, Not […]
On the island of Borneo lives a species of ant called Camponotus cylindricus. When it feels attacked, it sacrifices itself to defend the entire colony in a burst of selfless battle.
On the 19th of May, 1983, Eugene “Gene” Whelan was late to a party he himself was throwing. Because he was late, the Soviet Union dissolved and the Cold War came to an end. Strange, how life takes a turn sometimes isn’t it?
A mid-air collision in 1958 caused a nuclear bomb to be dropped in the waters of Georgia. It is debated whether the bomb is active, but it remains undiscovered in the sands. If the bomb is indeed active, what can be done to remove the threat?
Continuing from the longest escalator system in the world, today’s post is about the longest conveyor belt system in the world. I’ll admit, I did not expect the rabbit hole that I found when researching this topic. The conveyor belt is enveloped in a history of occupation, illegal phosphate trades, war, and the world food […]
On the 27th of May, 1941, the German battleship Bismarck was being chased by ships and planes in the Royal Navy. After it’s steering was disabled by a torpedo it became trapped and was sunk. The sinking ship left only 115 survivors of it’s 2,200 crew members.
His name was Stanislav Petrov, and he was to be the second person to save the Earth from the nuclear apocalypse. And much controversy was created because of his decision that may have saved us a thousand times more. The Beginning The year was 1983 and relationships between the USA and the Soviet Union were […]
In 1945, a man joined the Soviet Pacific Fleet and served as a minesweeper during the Soviet war with Japan. His name? Vasiliy Arkhipov. His destiny? To save the Earth from near annihilation.