On Walkabout At: The Pompeii Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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On a recent weekend my wife and I drove up to Denver, Colorado to view the exhibit showing for a limited time called, “A Day In Pompeii”.  The exhibit is located at the sprawling Denver Museum of Nature and Science which is easily accessed off of I-25 at Colorado Boulevard and following the road to the large City Park where the museum is located next to the Denver Zoo:


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We have been to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science a few times since we bought a one year membership to the place about two months ago.  Our daughter loves looking at the dinosaurs and animals on the display at the museum.  Besides the nature and science exhibits at the museum, it also regularly houses rotating exhibitions of various subjects.  The rotating exhibition at the museum now is the “A Day In Pompeii” exhibit.  Most people have heard of the Roman town of Pompeii that was destroyed by the volcano Mt. Vesuvius back in 79AD:

However, this exhibits allows everyone who has heard of this historical event to actually experience it first hand by being able to see a large exhibition of various objects recovered from the city of Pompeii that are in amazingly great condition:

The map below shows the region of Italy that Pompeii was located at when Mt. Vesuvius erupted:

This article from the BBC website gives a good account of what happened that day nearly 2000 years ago:

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Photographer Catches Picture of Icelandic Volcano Lightning

This is a pretty cool picture that was captured of lightning being generated by the erupting volcano in Iceland:

As cool as this picture is the pictures of the Chilean volcano’s lightning was even cooler.

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Russian Men Kill Woman & Cook Her with Potatoes

This is one of the most deprived crimes I have ever read about:

THE trial of two Russian men accused of chopping up a 16-year-old girl and eating her with potatoes has been postponed after a juror fell ill looking at prosecution images.

The case was postponed after the juror had to be excused while examining photographs of student Karina Barduchian after her death, the Daily Mail reports.

Maxim Golovatskikh and his friend florist Yury Mozhnov, both 20, are accused of drowning Karina Barduchian in a bath and then carving up her body and serving her meat with potatoes to a lodger.  [Daily Mail]

You can read more at the link, pardon the pun, if you can stomach it.

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Picture of the Day: The Frozen British Isles

Via Andrew Bolt.

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Are the British to Lazy to Have Sex?

Here is another story out of the United Kingdom and this time instead of the British worrying about what pictures to post on Facebook they are now reportedly less interested in sex:

THE British are so lazy that one in six cannot be bothered to change television channel if the remote control is not working, according to a study.

More than half said they would take the lift rather than climb two flights of stairs to their workplace, while three quarters had too little energy for sex at the end of a long day.

An entire generation risks being blighted by idleness, warned Nuffield Health, a non-profit organisation which commissioned the poll.

“Ready meals, remote controls and even internet shopping are all contributing to a dangerously lazy and idle Britain,” said Dr Sarah Dauncey, its medical director.

“The nation has fallen into a vicious circle of laziness that we must put a stop to,” she said.

And she warned: “If we don’t start to take control of this problem, a whole generation will become too unfit to perform even the most rudimentary of tasks.”  [AFP]

You can read more about this study at the link. I don’t necessarily believe polls like this but I would be interested to hear what anyone from the UK has to say about this poll.

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