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Atompunk: Happy Bermuda Triangle Day!

I guess this is one of the least-known and at the same time earliest holidays in the Atompunk Calendar: Bermuda Triangle Day! In case you did not know: The Bermuda Triangle is named after the course Flight 19, was supposed to take on December 5th 1945. Flight 19 was made …

Happy Birthday, Mr. Clemens

… or Mark Twain as he is commonly known. Apart from being one of the greatest literates of the 19th century, he was also a freethinker, skeptic, satirist and technophile. And: As the image shows, at least an acquaintance if not a friend of one of our icons, Nicola Tesla.

The Quantum Physics of Genesis

Nicely done. If the Bible would contain anything even remotely pertaining to the science in this image, some clear statement, I would consider devine inspiration. Alas, all you find are obscure, vaguely poetic verses.

Shout-out for the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe

Just a really quick post and shout out for the fabulous people from the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe, because these girl and guys have something really epic going on right now: Right now and until 8 P.M. Eastern today, the SGU 24 hour live show is on. You can …

Special News Bulletin: PBS Goes Steampunk

Yes, Steampunk is turning from a subculture phenomenon and a phenomenal subculture into somehing that is more and more recognized by the public at large. Even better, the perception is overwhelmingly positive. So it is little wonder that major-league media players like PBS have turned their attention to Steampunk, look …

Time Travel and Ancient Egypt

Here it is, positive proof of time travel: Just look at this picture, this is an actual set of hiroglyphs in or near Abydos, it is astounding! Upper left, there is a helicopter, to its right a battletank and below the tank, some type of bulky, almost egg-shaped, aircraft. Judging …

Lovecraftian Numerology

First things first: Happy Birthday, Mr. Lovecraft. If you would still be with us today, you would be 121 years old. 121 is a very interesting number in deed… Let me demonstrate, I found the following this very night in a dream: You see, 121 is 11 squared. Eleven is …

Excuse me mankind, how about a reality check?

This is a non-steapunk update, this is a rant. Did I miss the memo or what is going on here? According to my latest information, the category of creatures called demons are complete and utter fabrications. They are nothing more and nothing less then a form given to our primal …

Reichsflugscheibe and Zeppelin

I really dislike people faking photographs and pretending things happened that actually never did. I mean, just  look at this one: There are several things wrong with this picture: Obviously, the shadow the Reichsflugscheibe is casting is far too small. The propulsion system of the Reichsflugscheibe would never had allowed …

So many good things in one place

The earth has yet again completed another orbit and again it is time for the Parsec Awards. The nominations have been closed and the finalists have been announced. When I went through the shortlist, I was mightily pleased to find a number of podcasts amongst the nominees I regularly listen …