Have you guys tried the scales at AMNH that tell you what you’d weigh on various planets? Never (in my experience) gets old.
Runner Returns To Boston With A New Outlook On Life -
Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she’s back for another go and a chance to inspire others.
Today’s the anniversary of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. Demi Clark and her family were right there at the finish when the first bomb went off. This is their story. — Wright
CASPER’S ALLIGATOR AND OSTRICH FARM
On U.S. 1 — 2 Miles North of St. Augustine, Florida
World’s Largest Alligator and Ostrich Farm. One of the most outstanding and wondrous attractions of wild life in Florida. Expert guided tours. Florida’s largest gift shop — alligator shoes and bags.
Illustration by Steph Laberis.
Boat restrictions are ramping up in Florida to protect "the state’s favorite sea mammal." Warm weather means more boat traffic, which is a potential hazard for the approximately 5,000 manatees starting to migrate to open waters from their hibernation spots in warmer, inland waters.
Eight hundred and thirty manatees died in Florida last year, according to the state and the Save the Manatee Club. That’s the highest number of manatee deaths recorded since the state started keeping records. Boat-collision injuries caused 72 of those deaths.
As the seasonal laws go into effect, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are out to enforce the restrictions that run until the middle of November.
"We like to call them manatee protection zones, not speed zones," commission Capt. Gary Klein told The Tampa Tribune. ”They are moving through or starting to occupy those areas for the summer.”
(via Keith Morelli/The Tampa Tribune)
Question to waitress: “what makes Texas fries, Texas fries?”
Answer: “They’re just bigger.”
If I can figure out how I will post the videos from the manatee tour we took.
(Source: youknowyoureafloridianwhen, via oldflorida)
The Voice Of Experience -
This morning (in Japan) I had the wonderful opportunity to join in on an NPR interview with Hal Higdon. I’m going to assume that most of you know who Hal Higdon is. But if you don’t, I really encourage you to read up on him so you can see why I was so excited to “virtually” meet and talk with…
On the water (at Shem Creek)
For real (at Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge)