Posts Tagged ‘earthquakes’

Pandas: Unshakeable

August 26, 2011

Pandas: Unshakeable

Many animals at DC’s National Zoo were upset by the recent earthquake. Even before the quake struck, red ruffed lemurs were alarm-barking, Iris the orangutan yelled, and the flamingos huddled together in a big pink ball.

The Giant Pandas were neither stirred nor shaken. They just sat there, chewing bamboo. Those critters are tough. They’re from China. They were probably thinking: “Pah. You call that an earthquake?”


Earthquake Aftershock

August 24, 2011

For your post-earthquake dining and dancing pleasure, Eilen Jewell performs a classic 1960 song by Johnny Kidd.


“Sheet Music of the Week: All Shook Up Edition,” Pat Padua, In The Muse blog, Library of Congress

“At least 5 aftershocks registered after East Coast quake,” AP via USA Today

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Seismic Sisterhood: Boobquake

April 27, 2010

Seismic Sisterhood: Boobquake

Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi recently asserted that immodest female dress causes earthquakes. Purdue University student Jen McCreight disagreed, and urged other women to join her in a day of décolletée, a worldwide scientific experiment called Boobquake. On Monday they did, risking rumblings of Earth’s tectonic plates by ample exposure of cleavage.

Boobquake was a bust. Ayatollah 1, ladies 0.