Monthly Archives: July 2014

Touching the invisible

The capacities of various creatures to connect with their environment is truly amazing. We only perceive thirty percent of the range of the sun’s light, and one seventieth of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy, but many animals do much better. … Continue reading

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The ship that shot itself

During World War Two the American submarine Tang fired her last eight torpedoes against a Japanese convoy off the coast of China. The first seven were on target, but the eighth suddenly deviated and boomeranged back unseen to strike the … Continue reading

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Disappointed, discouraged, defeated?

I have a friend who has spent most of his life working with people in distress. He has a motto based on some words from the Bible that say: “We are often troubled, but not crushed; sometimes in doubt, but … Continue reading

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There’s nothing to fear but fear

Fred Culbertson is the creator of a website called Phobialist.com, which lists more than five hundred fears that people experience. Among the unusual fears he lists are: Peladophobia – fear of bald people; eniophobia – fear of chins; Aulophobia – … Continue reading

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Tempted, Tried and Tested

During the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the Rockie Mountains. Wanting to test the bridge, the chief engineer loaded a train with enough extra cars and equipment to … Continue reading

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