Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


When Pigs Fly

I once read that NASA spent millions of dollars developing an ink pen that would write upside down, in zero gravity, so the astronauts could use it in space. To counter that, the Russian space program just used a pencil. In the following pictures it looks like the Russians are settling a bet, on whether or not a pig could fly. It makes me wonder what kind of shenanigans the US would have come up with to counter this during the space race. Do you think that monkey we sent up was drunk? Regardless of the space race, this is a bizarre set of photos. What exactly are they doing? Are they testing the vodka? wine? The pig? The cannon/rocket? The parachute? So many more questions. Is the pig wearing a uniform? Why are the two guy's faces all muddy in the next to last photo? WTF is going on here? What ever it is, it looks like it's a a lot cheaper than something the US would try.

After I posted this I was told this wasn't Kosher. Sorry if you're offended.

This just in, as I was posting my follow up above, I got an email informing me that this is Jim Henson practicing what would later be known as...... in a huge booming echoing voice: PIGS IN SPACE.