Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Story submitted by Eric Worrall Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station. According to the press release, during June this year, the average…

Atheist freed from Nigerian psychiatric hospital – because of doctor’s strike!

Originally posted on Eideard:
A Nigerian man detained in a hospital psychiatric ward because he did not believe in God has been freed. Mubarak Bala was released because of a doctors’ strike which has seen many patients discharged, a charity said. Mr Bala said he now wanted to reconcile with his family who committed him…

Whence “towering infernos”?

Originally posted on Boisterous beholding:
The most common sense of inferno in English, when used as a common noun rather than with reference to Dante’s poem, is “large conflagration.” But why? Because of the traditional (and biblical) image of hell-fire, of course — but why is the Italian word inferno, which entered English through Dante, used this…

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. / Joseph Campbell

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. / Joseph Campbell.