Tizona, El Cid’s legendary sword

Tizona is the name of one of two swords wielded by the 11th century Spanish warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known as El Cid. His second sword was named Colada. While the exploits of El Cid and Tizona are detailed in the epic poem, Mocedades de Rodrigo, the historical record is less complete. For example, … More Tizona, El Cid’s legendary sword


Antarctica fun fact: Hidden lake

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/04/27/scientists-discover-hidden-antarctic-lake.html?intcmp=hpffo&intcmp=obnetwork GEOLOGY Scientists discover hidden Antarctic lake Published April 27, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook75 Twitter88 livefyre21 Email Print File photo – A satellite view of Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA handout photo obtained by Reuters February 6, 2012. (REUTERS/NASA/Handout) A large, ribbon-shaped lake may be hiding beneath the ice that covers Antarctica, and it … More Antarctica fun fact: Hidden lake

Candlemas: February 2

Candlemas began as a pagan holiday, the Festival of Lights, or a Midwinter Festival. It occurs during the midpoint between the Solstice and Equinox, celebrating the beginnings of the growing season. Known as Imbolc, Celtic for “in milk” or “in the belly,” it marked the first signs of spring and a time to bless livestock … More Candlemas: February 2


After six months of darkness, the sun has risen at the South Pole! Astronomical twilight began in early August, when the sun was 12-18 degrees below the horizon. Nautical twilight followed on August 22, when the sun was 6-12 degrees below the horizon. Aurora australis were still visible as the sun’s glow appeared on the horizon. … More Sunrise