The past week we felt the Earth move under our feet here on the eastern seaboard. As this edition of Monday Madeleines went to press, monstrous Hurricane Irene was bearing down on us for a one-two punch. Here’s hoping that today finds you and your loved ones safe, secure and disaster free. So if you can, take a breather and please let us know which items you enjoyed most.
I’m Sorry, But I Broke Google
Here’s something to enjoy for those of you who sometimes think Google’s gotten too big for its britches. You may need to wait awhile to see the effect (conducting a ‘search’ may speed things up), but be patient, you’ll enjoy it. A nice show of creativity brought our way by @MyCreativeTeam. (Harry Hoover from Charlotte, NC.)
Don’t Fear the Leaper: A world of frogs[PICS]
In the aftermath of Irene, you may be seeing more of these critters than you imagined. Everything you might want to know about several species of frogs from around the world, with stunning photography, published on The Christian Science Monitor’s website. Thanks to @paul_steele, a frequent Tweeter of interesting things.
Cosmic Bling: Astronomers Find Planet Made of Diamond
A planet within the Milky Way, 5 times the size of Earth has been discovered that is believed to be made up of crystalline, meaning a large part of the planet may be similar to a diamond. On this planet, a year is calculated to take about two hours. That makes me happy that we have a little more time than that in our day here on Earth. Otherwise, it would be awfully difficult to meet a deadline, don’t you think? Thanks to @ToddWoodSEO for providing a little sparkle to this edition of Monday Madeleines.
Video of the Week
Earthquake Rattles East Coast
Did you feel it? That was the question of the day last week when a rare 5.8 earthquake struck the US east coast. We can only hope that the damage and destruction likely to be wrought by Hurricane Irene by the time you read this is also relatively minor in nature.
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