Friday, February 17, 2012

50th Anniversary of Friendship 7

Celebrations - but no ticker tape parades this time - are marking the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's flight into space as he became the first American to orbit our planet.

""He is a man of boundless courage, limitless optimism and unswerving honor."

 More pictures here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Sewage Plant Tours

All the romance offered by a sewage treatment plant can be yours!

"Brooklyn, New York’s Newtown Creek sewage plant will be the center of romance this Valentine’s Day. Plant superintendent Jim Pynn will take loving couples and others on morning or afternoon tours of the facility this coming Tuesday, Feb. 14.

“New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection is bringing two things together,” Pynn told “We are going to give tour attendees a lot of information on our infrastructure, and we will give them an opportunity to express their love for each other—pretty neat, huh?”

Yeah. Neato.

"One impressive part of the plant is its eight futuristic, stainless steel-clad digester eggs. Processing as much as 1.5 million gallons of sludge every day, and working like a digestion system, the eggs break down the aromatic waste into non-toxic sludge and gas. 

“Just imagine going home and saying, ‘Where did he take me on Valentine’s Day? I went to see the digester eggs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.’”

Yes, just imagine.