Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

In hindsight…

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Just read Armageddon Science: The Science of Mass Destruction by Brian Clegg. Lots of apocalypse pROn, as expected, including chemical warfare, nanobots, climate change, meteors and volcanoes. The good news is that Clegg does a pretty good job of revealing the odds in our favour. Important to note that this book was released in 2010.

Because in the chapter about natural disasters, he talks a bit about earthquakes and tsunamis:

Earthquakes can have a double impact on human beings. First there is direct damage, most often caused by falling buildings. But also an earthquake in the sea can cause a tusnami…

And in some earthquake-prone areas, like Japan, a huge amount of effort has been put into constructing buildings that can withstand high levels of seismic activity without collapsing and crushing those within.

Some countries have done what they can to minimize the impact of tsunamis. Japan, for example, has built special coastal walls…

Very weird to read in March, 2011.

That is my baby’s father.

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Japanese dictionary of American slang.

This is awesome.