This YouTube video has gotten a decent amount of traffic recently. Check out the icy hills of Duluth from the saddle of a fixed-gear bicycle.
Maybe this isn’t really a local enough topic for PDD, but given the earlier post on whether we’re vulnerable here to earthquakes, a Yahoo news story today seems interesting and relevant. The Chile quake apparently may have shifted earth’s axis, and made earth days slightly shorter. And this has happened before with big quakes, too.
Reminds me, too, of a Harper’s article from 2000 about dam building. There’s a quotation in that article that says: “The planet accommodates 40,000 large dams–dams more than four stories high–and some 800,000 small ones. They have shifted so much weight that geophysicists believe they have slightly altered the speed of the earth’s rotation, the tilt of its axis, and the shape of its gravitational field. Together they blot out a terrain bigger than California.”
So, any thoughts–think we’re headed towards shorter Perfect Duluth Days due to earthquakes and dam building?
Duluth native Rya Elhe who now lives in Nashville recently released her first EP titled “Table No. 9”.
Growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, Rya Ehle never got used to the 40-below wind chills that blew in off of Lake Superior each winter. It was there that her 18 years of classical piano training began at the young age of 4. At age 6, her passion for songwriting surfaced in compositions titled “Curious Frogs” and “Death of the Bees.” “I remember wanting to be just like Beethoven,” Rya recalls, “and when I found out he’d started writing at age 4, I remember thinking I’m already 6, I need to catch up!”
Listen here: http://www.myspace.com/ryaehle