Cumbra Vieja

Yikes. There is a Wikipedia entry for this as well with a shorter synopsis.

The western flank of Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma
in the Canaries is going to slide into the Atlantic one of these days: a
diagonal fracture has already separated it from the main body of the
volcano, and only friction still keeps it attached. “When it goes, it will
likely collapse in about 90 seconds,” said Professor Bill McGuire, director
of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre at University College London.
And when it goes, probably during an eruption, the splash will create a
mega-tsunami that races across the Atlantic and drowns the facing

The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 – 1920


(EAA) presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, provide a significant and informative perspective on the early evolution of this most ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.

Children Review Old Video Games

I officially feel old.

Donkey Kong is “lame.” Tetris is “boring.” Space Invaders “needs a superbomb or something.” And why play Pong when it’s more fun to “jump up and down on one foot”? Hey, save your irate letters–we didn’t say this stuff. The nostalgia-nuking commentary is from EGM’s November 2003 issue, in which we had kids of the PlayStation generation playtest classic games from the ’70s and ’80s. Mortified gaming grown-ups wrote in to call it blasphemy–and call these outspoken scamps a name that rhymes with “brittle truckers.”