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Mineralogy Database ~ Geologists have a sense of humour. There is a mineral called Cummingtonite, also: Adamsite, Aktashite, Aminoffite; Analcime, Arsenolite, Parisite, Asisite; Banalsite, Bullachite, Burpalite, Fuchsite, Taikanite; Fukalite, Holtite, Ivorite, Khanneshite, Ramsdellite, Microlite; Kunzite, Dickite, Illite, Pisolite, Sillimanite; Apatite, Overite, Taconite and Welshite.
More Words ~ When you are lost for words, this site can help you find them. From the outset it makes no claim to be a dictionary, but a handy solution to all kinds of verbal or linguistic questions and conundrums. Its webmaster has a long history, dating back to CompuServe in 1983. You might adore or detest the minimalist design, but you’ll soon appreciate: it does the job…
Most Peaceful Countries ~ Where you were born makes a big difference, if you carry your study of astrology beyond the status of a casual interest. Your location is also important, as the impact of the cosmos alters based on where you reside. Thus, knowledgeable stargazers take a global stance. It is intriguing to review other methods of analysis based on your nation state.
Multimap ~ When constructing an astrological birthchart, it’s essential to know the latitude and longitude of the birth location. This is the best online reference I’ve found, with an international database. For the UK, you can simply enter a postcode to access the exact geographic coordinates for that place. It’s great for calculating charts…
Mystic Mildred ~ Part of the urban75 ezine, and worth visiting anyway, Mystic Mildred inhabits their useless games department, all carefully designed to help you throw time away doing nothing productive at all. While probably I’m not supposed to enjoy this so much, it did make me laugh; so do take a look, because probably you will too…
Native American Full Moons ~ These lunar epithets persist in North America. They are sourced from the oral heritage of the Algonquian peoples, who lived between New England and Lake Superior when the European settlers landed. Each month is named, after its accompanying full moon. The Blackfoot, Cree and Cheyenne were just a few, who took a similar angle on our skies.
Nearest Beach ~ The UK punches above its weight internationally: when you consider the state of Michigan is 3% larger and another ten US states are bigger still. One advantage is that you are never more than 70 miles from the coast, so for the roughly six weeks each year it is warm and sunny, you can imagine life is pretty crazy. Enter your postcode for the nearest beach!
Near-Space Skydive Record ~ Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old Google executive has broken Felix Baumgartner’s record for the highest skydive from the upper stratosphere by more than 8,000 feet. And in contrast to the latter’s very public leap, this jump was kept from the media until afterwards. The previous record held for a mere two years. 135,908 feet is 25.74 miles by the way…
NewAgeStore.com ~ Jen over at NewAgeStore.com runs a tight ship and has been patient and persistent in her efforts to acquire an Astrologywizard.com recommendation. It just remains to say that this is well deserved, since while any storefront needs a commercial basis, look around for a lot of free information that is likely to catch your eye.
NewsThump ~ The United Kingdom has rarely, if ever, been so disunited. Having imagined that we lived in a democracy and that a vote to leave the European Union by a majority of almost 1.3 million (3.8%) might actually mean doing so, the great British public has been shocked to discover that according to our government, we didn’t get the answer right. Luckily, we still can laugh…
Nightingale Songs ~ It has been cold here for the past few days, but there was a nightingale singing every evening beforehand, keeping me company each night I was working late. This site helped me to talk with him and although I was trying out some bizarre phrases, I’d swear he was singing the louder as a consequence of what I said…
North Dakota ~ Half my website traffic comes from the United States. Breaking this down on a state-by-state basis, North Dakota is always at the bottom of the pile. In fact, ever since my weekly horoscopes went pay per view, it is the only US state from which I receive no visitors at all. Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming all have fewer inhabitants, as does the District of Columbia.
North Pole Swim ~ The Earth’s two poles are important to astrologers, because weird things start to happen there that question our understanding of how we usually look at a horoscope and how the dynamics of astrology actually work. So far as I know, nobody’s been born at either yet, but this guy just took a swim at one of them.
Null Island ~ The prime meridian marks zero degrees longitude, so neither east nor west. The equator, at zero degrees latitude, is not north or south. These great circles intersect at 0°N 0°E, in the Gulf of Guinea and 354 miles from the nearest land. It is home to a weather buoy and a notional island of one meter square, used as a reference in global and satellite positioning…
Numbeo: Cost of Living ~ My partner’s mother has now come into money and is intent on living the dream. She currently resides in Portugal, from where she raves on about the price of booze and cigarettes, her main requirements for a happy life. We feel compelled to advise her that twenty Marlboro are 59p in Lucknow, India. A bottle of mid-range wine is £1.48 in Moldova.
One Million Digits Of Pi ~ Pi is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is also an irrational number, since the quantity of decimal places to which it can be calculated is apparently infinite. Thirty-nine digits are enough to figure out the volume of the known universe down to one atom. Here, for your delectation are the first one million places.
Opposite Dictionary ~ Say you write regularly, either for public consumption or simply to keep in contact. If you are proud of your output there will no doubt be occasions, when you are stuck for the right word. Perhaps you are after an antonym and more or less the opposite of the word in your head, so you may find this website useful. It isn’t perfect, but it is a fine work in progress…