Monday, October 30, 2006

Aye! "Beam me up Scotty!" "But Sir, I canna get the transporters to work right!"

These are the voyages of the United Scottish Ship Enterprise

...Aye laddies, wearin' yer kilt and join the voyage!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Okay, want to know about the "Giggle Loop" & "The Sock Gap"

"The Giggle Loop"

"The Sock Gap"

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Two Examples of how NOT to pick-up women!!

Remember, if your tongue gets "tied" it's better to just shut-up!

...I suppose you could admire her ears!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

SPAM!!! You get it in your email all the time! here are its origins!

Whether served aboard Navy vessels, or arriving in your email, everyone cringes when they receive SPAM!!

A Sailor's Liberty Experience!

Sometimes, waiting is the hardest part, isn't it!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Cheap Real Estate prices....Nice view too!

Nothing like Mars for that "great escape" vacation home or weekend getaway!

...Just think, you too can build your getaway vacation home, a few light-minutes from your favorite beverage store!

Polar Fishing is great this time of the year!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

They Don't MOUSE Around on Cyprus! ...Mickey look out!

A New Species of Mouse discovered on Cyprus!

Durham Research Fellow discovers new species of mammal in Europe

(11 October 2006)

An archaeozoologist has stumbled across a new species of mammal in Europe, an area where scientists had believed all mammal species had already been identified many years ago in the last century.

The new mammal, a species of mouse, namely Mus cypriacus, was found in Cyprus by a research fellow at Durham University, Dr Thomas Cucchi, an expert on the origin and human dispersal of house mice and whose findings recently appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa.

Dr Cucchi was working in Cyprus examining archaeological remains of mice teeth from the Neolithic period and comparing them with those of four known modern day European mice species, to determine if the house mouse was the unwelcome guest of the human colonisation of the island 10,000 years ago.

Dr Cucchi said: “New mammal species are mainly discovered in hot spots of biodiversity like South East Asia and it was generally believed that every species of mammal in Europe had been identified. This is why the discovery of a new species of mouse on Cyprus was so unexpected and exciting. To understand the origin of this new mouse I compared its teeth morphology with the ones of fossils mice collected by palaeontologists. This comparison revealed that this mouse colonised and adapted to the Cypriot environment several thousand years before the arrival of man.”

Mus cypriacus differs to other European mice, it has a bigger head, ears, eyes and teeth. Once genetic tests had confirmed that the new mouse was of a different species it was named Mus cypriacus, genus Mus (Rodentia, Mammalia), only to be found on Cyprus.

This discovery revealed that an endemic species of mouse had survived man’s arrival to the island and now lived side by side with common European house mice, whose ancestors had arrived with man during Neolithic colonisation. This is very unusual because all other endemic mammals of Mediterranean islands died out following the arrival of man with the exception of two species of shrew. The new mouse of Cyprus is the only endemic rodent still alive, and as such can be considered as a ‘living fossil’.

Dr Cucchi continued: “The discovery of this new species and the riddle behind its survival offers a new area of study for scientists studying the evolutionary process of mammals and the ecological consequences of human activities on island biodiversity.”

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What do you mean you don't believe??

The ANY Key is a standard feature with many computer keyboards these days!
In fact, it is provided on many musical electronic instrument too!
But did you know the ANY Key comes in different colors too?

So, you DON'T believe in the ANY Key??

...That's like ...well, not believing in Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy, or the Great Pumpkin,
...or the USS BOSTON!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

It looks like Micheal Jackson has gone Indian!!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Putting things into perspective (Astronomy 101)

Okay, just for "giggles and Grins" let's try and place our smaller (inner) planets on a table and compare them in size. If you did that here's what you would get!
...Interesting huh?
Let's try comparing the inner planets with the larger outer planets...
...Pretty impressive, huh?
Now if we compare our Sun with these outer planets and some of the inner planets, here's what we would get. But let's just say that we use a larger table and take this a few steps farther.

Okay, so if we had an even larger table and compared our Sun to some of the more distant "medium-sized" stars we would come up with something like this!

...But let's carry this a step farther, okay?
Comparing some of these "medium-sized" stars with some of the "Red Giants" that we see as little bright points of light we come up with this comparision!

Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky.

It is more than 1000 light years away.
The universe is so vast it is not comprehensible by the human mind. It would be like an ant trying to understand the wonder of the internet. It can't be done.
The universe humbles us as it should.

...This was sent to me by another BOSTON Shipmate!!