If You Like Pina Colada and Getting Caught in the Rain...
If you are a Pina Colada lover you will be happy to hear that researchers from The Department of Agriculture in Australia have been working on a new type of pineapple that has a coconut flavor. This pineapple, unlike the normal one we are use to, is much lower in acid. It is also sweeter and juicier. Now, instead of adding that coconut flavor to your Pina Colada, all you have to do is add a little rum with this pineapple and you will have the perfect drink!
"Pineapple on Mirror" Photo by Ana Liza
Everyone Likes a Mystery!
Legend has it, these stairs were created by an expert carpenter whose identity has never been revealed. So what?
Well, the real mystery is how the stairwell is engineered to work, without a central pole with wooden pegs, no nails, and no attachment to a wall!
While I would not try building staircases like this at home, I would recommend a visit if you're ever in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
For more research and different theories surrounding this story, look up "The Mysterious Staircase".
"Mysterious Staircase" Photo by Marisha Bourgeois
Posted by Marisha
Life Without Gas
Many people in New Jersey and New York are waiting in very long lines to get gas because of Hurricane Sandy. Well, in 1973, people couldn't get gas anywhere in the country.
There was a conflict between the Israelis and Arab states and the United States was stuck in the middle.
Being formally allied with the Israelis, it put us in a tenuous situation with the Arab states to meet our high oil demand. Therefore, there was an oil shortage across the entire country!
"Gas Station Attendants Peer Over Their 'Out of Gas' Sign in Portland, on the Day Before the State's Requested Saturday Closure of Gasoline Stations 11/1973" Photo by David Falconer
"One of the Many Service Station Signs Off the Freeway Reflecting Gas Shortage in the Portland Area 06/1973" Photo by David Falconer
"Gasoline Dealers in Oregon Displayed Signs Explaining the Flag Policy During the Fuel Crisis in the Winter of 1973-74" Photo by David Falconer
"Oregon Still Had Scattered Gasoline Problems in May, 1974. A Downtown Station in Portland Shows a Sign Saying the Day's Allocation Is Sold Out. A Bicycler Uses an Alternate Method of Transportation 05/1974" Photo by David Falconer