9. Exploring

Apr-07-2012 | Comments Off

Bird’s Eye: We haven’t had a virgin into the volcano story for a while, so here’s one with a twist. And if you’re not down with exploring volcanoes, we offer a range of large and very small alternatives. Do spend a while on the map site… you can find old maps of your home territory with amusing inaccuracies.

* Virgin Goes into Volcano

Using patented carbon-carbon materials pioneered for deep space exploration, Virgin is proud to announce a revolutionary new vehicle, VVS1, which will be capable of plunging three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.

In its first three years of operation, VVS1 will target the five most active volcanoes in the world: Etna, Stromboli, Yasur, Ambrym and Tinakula.Sir Richard Branson will go on the first expedition along with Tom Hanks, Academy Award winning actor and star of Joe Versus the Volcano; Black Eyed Peas recording artist and science enthusiast Will.i.am; actor/producer Seth Green; and two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple.

*20 Must-See Places Before The World Ends Buzzfeed

(sigh…only 4. Time to travel)

* Old Maps Online

click and zoom… list of maps at right

* Everyday Objects Under Electron Microscope   EgoTV



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