Breadcrumbs dilemma. Maze guide or attractor of The Cookie Monster? Or do you prefer Breadcrumbs dilemma. Maze guide or attractor of The Baked Good Monster? or even Breadcrumbs dilemma. Maze guide or attractor of The Crumble Critter?
Action Stations still Watches no longer governed By Mighty 'Ood's bell or do you prefer Slumber undisturbed Fifteen hundred fathoms deep No more hours' tolling
Copyright: Paul G Allen.
Bravo Zulu, Mr Allen and team for recovering HMS Hood's bell from the Denmark Strait, at a depth of ~2,800m, and donating it to the Royal Navy's National Museum. It will serve as a memorial to the 1,415 officers and men who died when she sank on 24th May 1941 in action against the KMS Bismarck and Prinz Eugen. Only three men, Briggs, Tindall and Dundas survived her sinking, though they too have now joined their shipmates.
Thought Barycentre Heart of a Welsh coastal town 'Til New Horizons
Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's New Horizons probe brought everyone's attention to the barycentre - the common centre of mass around which two (or more) bodies orbit. Where one body (eg Earth) is much larger than the other (eg, the Moon), the barycentre lies below the surface of the larger body. Where the difference between masses is smaller, or non-existent, such as is the case for Pluto and its largest satellite Charon, the barycentre is clear, as both worlds in such a binary system can be seen to be orbiting around it.
credit: "Pluto-Charon System" by Stephanie Hoover - Own work. Wikipedia
Sarah Elizabeth Cobb Briggs, A hen frigate furnishes a woman poor digs. But it must've been some sex pest, To cause all to quit Mary Celeste.
Or do you prefer Mrs Benjamin Spooner Briggs Tired of sea shanties and nautical jigs. But why abandon the Mary Celeste With all the rest?
Inspired by reading a review of Valerie Martin's The Ghost of the Mary Celeste in the latest BIG ISSUE, and recalling the first time I came across this mystery in the four volume Shipping Wonders of the World, edited by Clarence Winchester in 1936.