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9 of Indonesia's Finest Volcanoes

We have a confession to make.

We here at 9Stein are nature fetishists. We love all things colossal, powerful beyond human measure and which remind us of our minute place on this planet. 1,706 more words


Bicycles Beginning

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
H. G. Wells

This weeks eruption of the Calbuco volcano, reminded me of the following article I wrote a few years ago about the history of the bicycle: 831 more words


The Year Summer Never Came

200 years (and 17 days) ago, the Earth was visited by a terrifying slice of prehistoric oblivion. Mount Tambora sits on Sumbawa Island, a member of the Sunda Islands in Indonesia. 1,826 more words

This Week In History: April 6-12

April 6, 1808: John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, which would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.

April 7, 1827: John Walker, and English chemist, sells the first friction match. 74 more words


The Year Without a Summer.

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,

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June 6, 1816: Snow Falls in PA Following Volcano Eruption in Indonesia

Imagine having to shovel snow in June or having a killing frost or worse yet having a year without a warm summer season.   That all happened back in 1816 when a massive volcano erupted in Indonesia on Mount Tambora.   263 more words

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