This Ted and Wally’s treat is absolutely positively fantastic.
Omaha Girls Rock Camp has been featured on prominent national website Jezebel:
According to Omaha Girls Rock organizer Val Nelson, over sixty-percent of the campers have never even held the instrument in their hand that they end up playing in front of hundreds of people at the end of the week. This is done through instruction and constant positive reinforcement. Girls walk away saying (through exit surveys) that they feel like they can “accomplish anything”.
In conclusion: This is the best, and I love it. Rock on, ladies!
At this year’s camp in early August, NET News reporter Hilary Stohs-Krause led a workshop for campers on music journalism. The girls interviewed each other for a camp-produced zine and learned how to use social media to promote their music.
So so fantastic.
This 1944 infographic on electromagnetic radiation makes your chart of electromagnetic radiation invalid.
Courtesy of the fine folks at Lawrence Livermore, you can tour the 10,000 x 6,958 pixel version to your heart’s content. Do it. You can’t overdose on this kind of cool.
Best thing since the XKCD radiation dose infographic.
Get your brain fired up on a Monday morning with radiation!
July 26, 1775: U.S. Postal System is Established
On this day in 1775, the United States postal system was created by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin was appointed as the first Postmaster General. Benjamin, who had previously been postmaster of Philadelphia, was responsible for all Post Offices — from Massachusetts to Georgia — and had authority to hire as many workers as needed.
Upon his departure in 1776, he left a vastly improved mail system, with routes from Florida to Maine and regular service between the U.S and Britain.
Visit the Benjamin Franklin site to learn more about the Man of Letters.
Photo: (1) Interior of a post office showing post office boxes and an postmaster greeting two children and a woman c. 1901 (Library of Congress) (2) Benjamin Franklin, 1783 (Library of Congress).
In somewhat ironic timing, yesterday NPR ran a story about a House bill that aims to stop door-to-door postal service, while keeping the cheaper mailbox service. Earlier this year, the USPS announced plans to cut Saturday service, but the plan was nixed in April. The agency lost a record near $16 billion last year.
To this day, the postal service blows my mind. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
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