Okay ... I know the title is a strech, but the words pull together three of my favorite new blogs:
So why these three blogs? Quite simply because they both entertain me, and provide intelligent knowledge. In this world of 145 character Twitter posts, it's fantastic to find sites which take the time to publish well researched and thought out content.
Astonish, Bewilder and Stupefy: Rich Beyer, a classmate from Dartmouth, takes the reader on interesting trips through history and the whimsical. One of Rick's book is a favorite at our north woods cabin where we have learned fascinating bits of history. (oh yes ... the Mount Vernon post ... a President Kennedy state dinner)
Camoupedia: Just the title should grab your interest. I never knew the world of camouflage could be so interesting. Link and watch a short video on how boat camouflage came into being during World War I. The idea for painting boats was considered crazy by most people, but given the toll that German U-Boats were having on England's shipping, a few people decided to try a radical idea.
EngineeringBlogs.Org: While perhaps the topics are not as sexy as the first two blogs, the group of engineers who have put EngineeringBlogs.Org together are to be commended. If you think you know enough about your particular technical discipline ... think again, and then visit this site. A recent post has information on the Noise of Aviation.