Why He Kayaked Across Sea at 70.

When Aleksander Doba kayaked into the port in Le Conquet, France, on Sept. 3, 2017, he had just completed his third — and by far most dangerous — solo trans-Atlantic kayak trip. He was a few days shy of his 71st birthday. He was unaccustomed to wearing pants. He’d been at sea 110 days, alone, having last touched land that May at New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay.

via Why He Kayaked Across the Atlantic at 70 (for the Third Time) – The New York Times

16 Times History Made Us Hungry For Pi Day

Pieces of History

Happy Pi Day! Are you baking up a fresh dessert to celebrate? Get inspired by some historic pie deliciousness, fresh from our archives.

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Everything about this photo is vintage #piegoals. The apron, the polka-dot potholders, that oven!

27-0753a (1)Elderly lady removes pie from oven.” From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library catalog.archives.gov/id/195874

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Does your pie make THE CUT? These pie judges can tell with just ONE SLICE. 

JudgesPie-Judging Contest with Dr. Louise Stanley and Mary Lindsay catalog.archives.gov/id/5729294

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You get a slice! And you get a slice! Everyone gets a slice! We’re pretty sure that this 700-pound pie—the largest ever baked at the time—would’ve been an Insta-hit.

31-1927-b80Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover slices into the pie as Congressman Arthur Free of California watches. 1927. From the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

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Sure, meeting world leaders is great. But getting to meet the National Cherry Pie Queen? That’s the…

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Easter Island is Eroding – Again.

HANGA ROA, EASTER ISLAND — The human bones lay baking in the sun. It wasn’t the first time Hetereki Huke had stumbled upon an open grave like this one.

For years, the swelling waves had broken open platform after platform containing ancient remains. Inside the tombs were old obsidian spearheads, pieces of cremated bone and, sometimes, parts of the haunting statues that have made this island famous.

via Easter Island Is Eroding – The New York Times