save a word and be a text hero

Here is your chance to save a word. What the heck does that mean, you
ask? Well, every year dictionary companies like Oxford drop words in favor
of new words such as staycation and unfriend based on their usage in
society. The words they drop are words that they feel are rarely ever used
in society anymore. Words such as icasm and long play are ready for
dropping and can be adopted by you and I. All we need to do is simply use
them in hope that others will follow your lead and use them too thus
keeping them from being discarded from the big book of words.
Take a look at the candidates and adopt a word if you dare.

savethewords.org

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nano art

I am taken back more than just a step by this. I am absolutely
amazed by the incredible talent of this dude and his amazing
works of art. I’ve seen some small sculptures before and blogged
them here but this has to be it. Man can not create sculptures
smaller than this. My favorite is Charlie Chaplain dancing on the
tip of an eye lash. See for your self.
Thanks Ken, just remarkable.

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what if they had crashed?

Fourty one years ago, man took his first steps on the moon.
When you think of the incredible odds against that monumental
task and then think about leaving the moon and returning home
unharmed with a story to tell and a box of rocks to show for it
becomes a little mind numbing. To think that against all odds it
was done, and not once but six times in total. Now with the
exception of the launchpad fire that took the lives of astronauts
Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee during the attempted
launch of Apollo 1 and the near death of astronauts James A. Lovell,
John L. “Jack” Swigert, and Fred W. Haise in Apollo 13 due to an
oxygen tank rupture, you have to admit that we were pretty
lucky to pull them off at all. Now just think what it would have been
like if the first moon landing had failed and the mission only returned
with one astronaut instead of three. Take fifteen minutes to listen
to a fictional story made by Johnathan Mitchell and Hillary Frank
based on contingency speech written by William Safire for Richard
Nixon titled “In the Event of Moon Disaster” just in case Buzz Aldrin
and Neil Armstrong never made it back from the moon.
I think you’ll like it.

prx.org

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tour of the ISS

One of the coolest videos I’ve seen in a while. I am amazed at just
how big the International Space Station is now. Soon the United
States space shuttles will no longer dock with this enormous
station because they are going to be retired leaving the task of
shuttling personnel up there to the Russians. Enjoy the tour of
the ISS. Let me know what you think.

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