In addition to my love of transportation, I also always have fond memories of the late lamented Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. For 28 years these two gleaming structures of glass and steel defined the Lower Manhattan skyline, beaming brightly in both the day and night as symbols of hope, economic stability, human innovation and our natural ingenuity. Sadly the 'Towers that would last a thousand years' were abruptly torn from us by pure evil in one of the most sadistic attacks in world history, and today only two holes in the ground next to the new World Trade Center complex remind us of what was there originally. Though most images of the Twin Towers you’ll see today show their death, I prefer to remind us of the glorious 28 years of life these two iconic buildings lived, through rain, through sleet, through sun, through snow!
I dedicate this page to the victims of both the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and the attacks of September 11th, 2001. We shall remember them.
Tuesday, Sep 11th 2018 (12:00am)
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Neil Tyson often conjectures that maybe aliens have concluded humans aren’t intelligent enough to contact. He’s probably referring to our capacity for war, but lawns may display our talent for fruitless carnage even better.
Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 (12:00am)
Architecture? America? Pictures? This fits so many topics, but the immaculately maintained structures of the early 18th Century street and residences are very quaint to browse.
Friday, Jul 28th 2017 (9:41am)
The greatest ideas come in the most unusual ways. One day Foodiggity founder Chris Durso's son suggested to recreate the US states with food. Durso didn't think of it as a great idea, until his son said that it would be great to give them punny names like "New Pork" or "New Jerky". This is how The Foodnited States of America project began.
Friday, Jul 7th 2017 (12:01am)
When you see a list of trivia about the states, you are sure to hear about the most famous facts; you know, the ones you've heard so many times.
Wendover productions has some facts about all the 50 states, but these are not the facts you've heard before nor the order you would expect them to come to you.
Sunday, Jun 4th 2017 (12:05am)
Can Google search data help to determine racist attitudes by geographical location? Data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz thinks so.
Saturday, May 6th 2017 (12:00am)
America. It's one of the biggest countries on Earth, both in terms of population and sheer size. It's the planet dominating superpower; the heaviest hitter where culture is concerned; a place known by nearly every single human on the planet... and, to all but the 4-5% of humanity who live there, it makes absolutely no gosh darn sense.
Tuesday, Feb 7th 2017 (4:48am)
Inverse.com shows you how to go coast-to-coast by train in 4 days for under $250.
Tuesday, Jan 3rd 2017 (12:00am)
A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.
The visual in this map is fairly astounding but many of the indicated areas are actually developed... just nobody lives there, such as commercial and industrial zones.
Monday, Nov 14th 2016 (12:00am)
The Philadelphia-based Hog Island Press print shop has created Monsters in America, a cryptozoological map of the United States that features all sorts of legendary creatures from across the country. The hand-drawn, hand-screened map is available to purchase from their online store. T-shirt designs based on some of the creatures from their map are also available to purchase.
Thursday, Sep 8th 2016 (3:42am)
Today is April 15. Your taxes are due (not really, filing deadline is Monday, the 18th this year). So you wonder for what you are paying to the government such a large portion of your income? Funny you should ask. Here is a 12 slide presentation of the largest items on the menu.
Friday, Apr 15th 2016 (4:49pm)
A 24-hour timer, a clock face of activities, and 1000 points of data run you through what Americans do with the minutes of their day. Fascinating read, and a mesmerizing visualization of the data.
Neil deGrasse Tyson recounts his experience in Manhattan on 9/11 the day after:
Thursday, Sep 11th 2014 (12:00am)
The year is 2028. All disputes are now settled with drug-fueled combat animals. CHOOSE YOUR CHAMPION!
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
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