Posts Tagged ‘disasters’

Dimensions

September 13, 2010

There are a number of places on the web where you can visually compare things like the size of the Gulf oil spill with some other place on the Earth. However, this is by far the best such site that TOTD has seen. It’s so useful too. After all, how else might one know that, following the removal of a few trees and the odd building, there’s just enough space on the grass outside our library to lauch a Spitfire.

http://howbigreally.com/

[Thanks to LJ for this suggestion]

Titanic

April 15, 2010

Today is the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and whilst it’s not yet the big 100th, we thought we would commemerate the occassion.

To find out more about the Titanic

http://www.titanic-titanic.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic

To see video of the Titanic before she sunk …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-08pPKha_Y

and as a wreck …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEhEHZOHKrM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDUwvZ-4FA

and find out more about the Titanic Historical Society.

http://www.titanichistoricalsociety.org/