When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above.
Seismologists say that the “flower” at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later.
“You never think about an earthquake as being artistic — it’s violent and destructive,” Norman MacLeod, president of Gaelic Wolf Consulting in Port Townsend, told ABC News. “But in the middle of all that chaos, this fine, delicate artwork was created.”
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What would it be like if the U.K. was war torn like Syria? A new video by international NGO Save the Children imagines just that, through the eyes of a young girl:
The disturbing video features shots of the girl as she goes about her normal life over the course of a year. The video begins and ends with the child celebrating her birthday. Between shots, we see how her life changes dramatically as war ravages her country.
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Bacchanal: a noisy drunken celebration or spree.
Blackberry Winter: a period of cold weather in late spring when the blackberries are in bloom.
Burgeon: to produce new buds and leaves, or swell and develop into leaves and flowers.
Cavort: to behave in a physically lively and uninhibited way.
Chartreuse: a bright yellowish green colour.
Confection: a sweet food made by combining ingredients such as fruit, nuts, and sugar.
Conviviality: enjoyable because of its friendliness.
Corpulent: large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.
Deliquesce: to dissolve into liquid.
Divulge: to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).
Empower: to give power or authority to.
Fructify: to bear or cause to bear fruit.
Inebriated: to make drunk; intoxicate.
Jollification: festivity, merrymaking.
Malachite: a very popular mineral with an intense green colour.
Promenade: a leisurely walk, especially one taken in a public place as a social activity.
Shrive: to free from guilt.
Viridian: a blue-green pigment.