Archive | April 2, 2019

Covered Bridge of the Day

This is South Carolina’s sole remaining covered bridge. It is the 35 ft’ long Campbell’s Covered Bridge spanning Beaverdam Creek in Greenville County. It was built in 1909 by Charles Irwin Willis (1878-1966). It was named after Alexander Lafayette Campbell who owned and operated a grist mill nearby for many years. It uses Howe trusses. William Howe of Massachusetts, a builder of houses, churches and bridges received a patent for his truss design in 1840. It was widely used for road and railroad bridges. William Howe’s nephew Elias Howe was the inventor of the sewing machine, and his brother Tyler Howe invented the inner spring mattress.







The Editor:  Is this another  ” End-Times ” article, LL ?

MEOW CAT:  I’m mad.   To make this current,  add smartphone to radial tires.

Here are some dangerous things.  Once again, you can’t share space with monkeys.

Here is another crook from Chicago.

This was/is just a stupid idea.

This is The Sphinx’s abhorrent, arrogant, repulsive, and dangerous politician of the day.  Only losers would vote for this Dung Beetle.

This is a bad/dangerous sign for America.  The crooks and others are openly confronting the police, and violating the law.   Why should they be different from the politicians and illegals ?  Be careful out there.

TE:  What can our loyal readers do to stay safe, MC ?

Snake Eyes Cat:  It’s a rigged crap shoot, just be aware and take care.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Space Station Silhouette on the Moon
Image Credit & Copyright: Eric Holland

Explanation: What’s that unusual spot on the Moon? It’s the International Space Station. Using precise timing, the Earth-orbiting space platform was photographed in front of a partially lit gibbous Moon last month. The featured image was taken from Palo Alto, California, USA with an exposure time of only 1/667 of a second. In contrast, the duration of the transit of the ISS across the entire Moon was about half a second. A close inspection of this unusually crisp ISS silhouette will reveal the outlines of numerous solar panels and trusses. The bright crater Tycho is visible on the lower left, as well as comparatively rough, light colored terrain known as highlands, and relatively smooth, dark colored areas known as maria. On-line tools can tell you when the International Space Station will be visible from your area.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space