Author Archives: problogic

How low can ya’ go? Lowest cities on Earth

We often hear about the highest elevations cities in the world, but far less often of the lowest. Below is a list of 25 of the lowest cities, all below sea level. If any additions are known, please feel free … Continue reading

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Jaw-dropping images of today’s volcanic eruption from Chile

Here are two amazing images of today’s eruption of the Villarica Volcano in southern Chile. The immense power of Mother Earth is clearly on display.

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Nearly ruining a terrific story with overt violence

We loved the story, the plot, and most of the acting in Kingsman: The Secret Service, but the excessive and blatant violence nearly ruined the film for the three of us. I simply do not understand a movie director’s need … Continue reading

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Suburbs predicted to soon exceed their core city

As a follow-up to last Monday’s post about those suburbs in the United States that have become larger than the original core city of the metropolitan area, here are my predictions for the next group of suburbs which could soon … Continue reading

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Unofficial guide to “hip(ster)hoods” of the Rust Belt

The term “hipster” stirs up a myriad of images and connotations including but not limited to hippie. modern yuppie, bohemian, urban bohemian, counter-culture, geek, etc.  Here is a condensed version of the Urban Dictionary’s rather lengthy definition of “hipster:” “Hipsters … Continue reading

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Can you spy this special future skyline?

Congratulations to Matt for being the first and only person to correctly identify skyline #7, Windhoek, Namibia. Above, is a very special future skyline for your consideration. UPDATE on 3/3/15: Here’s a hint – it is a fictional place and … Continue reading

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‘Live long and prosper” in the next phases of your life, Mr. Spock

Thank you, Leonard Nimoy for bringing one of the greatest characters of all time to life. Namaste!

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