Will Ferrell delivers “More cowbell!” at the Krewe of Bacchus parade on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New Orleans.
NOLA Jasmine-lined sidewalk
The best smell in the world.
Scientists Find Alien World Like ‘No Planet We Know Of’
The space telescope has taken a closer look at this alien world, revealing a brand new type of alien planet.
If you head to Yosemite National Park this time of year and stop by Horsetail Fall at just the right time, you might see something spectacular: As the sun sinks low in the sky, the waterfall glows with streaks of gold and yellow — and it looks just like molten lava.
Photographers like Michael Frye flock to the park every February to try to capture the phenomenon. Frye, author of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, describes the sight to NPR’s Audie Cornish.
Listen to the interview.
(via From Waterfall To Lavafall: Yosemite’s Fleeting Phenomenon : The Picture Show : NPR)
Louisiana folk might be interested to know that the Katz & Besthoff store pictured in this Life photo from Mardi Gras is 1938 is the original store of what became the K&B drugstore chain.
Ranua, Finland: a male brown bear wakes from hibernation at Ranua zoo.
GPOY of Monday mornings all over the world. -Savy
I was walking down Canal St earlier when I noticed that the Ignatius J. Riley statue that for years has stood under the old D.H. Holmes clock was GONE. I went to the Chateau Bourbon concierge desk to essentially ask, “WTF?!” and was told that “they took him down” and that “he’s in storage.” I put in a call to Wyndham management for further explanation but have yet to hear back. I think an angry Ignatius- style letter may be called for if I don’t get a satisfactory answer within 24 hours.
Picture of the Day: Snowfall Across Italy, From Space
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA’a Aqua satellite captured this picture of Italy last week, shortly after recent snowstorms had blanketed much of the country. The Aqua satellite has been in orbit since 2002, collecting information about all aspects of the Earth’s water cycle, including evaporation, clouds, soil moisture, and fluctuations in sea and land ice cover.
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MEGALOPOLIS The Eastern Seaboard is seen alight from the International Space Station. (Photo via NASA)