. How, exactly, does a simple picture go about telling you, "Be careful here. It's cold, and sometimes ice forms on the roof, and it can fall off, and it can be sharp, and that can hurt you"?
Inspired by the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea
, Jesse Smith of The Smart Set examines the pictograph designs that convey important information to park visitors. [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Jul 31, 2009 -
the giant sequoia, is arguably the largest living thing on earth. The second largest specimen, the Washington Tree, has recently been getting shorter.
It's top was discovered to be hollow in 1999--a researcher rappeled over 100 feet into the trunk--which is why its been vulnerable to fire and storms in recent years. The before and after pictures
show its transformation from a tree into, well, a great big stump
. But don't count it out just yet. Scientists think this old bugger may bounce back.
Still, it's probably time for a visit
, don't you think?
posted by donovan
on Feb 25, 2005 -