Pripyat and Chernobyl are the cities in the Ukraine located about 56 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Kiev.
Prior to the disaster and a subsequent evacuation, it was home to around 50,000 and 14,000 people.
At that time, it was still part of the Soviet Union.
The city was the location of the nuclear power station to be built in Ukraine, but on the 26th of April, 1986, disaster struck when Reactor No. 4 exploded.
The town is still home to around 690 people, although it’s now somewhat of a ghost town,
with animals occupying many abandoned buildings.
Most of the residents live about 19 miles (30km) from the disaster site in the Chernobyl
Exclusion Zone, and surprisingly, international tourists flock to the area.
Next year 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon
landings, since then just 12 men have walked on the lunar surface in six
missions covering a period lasting less than three years. The Apollo project at
its peak employed over 400,000 people in some 20,000 businesses and universities
with a total cost adjusted to 2018 figures of around about a $145 Billion
If you thought we sent Apollo to the purely to explore the moon and do the science then think again. Apollo was primarily a political tool for Kennedy to use against the Soviets.
Just the other day, I was exploring my world with Triangle Bob and we found a place my animator forgot to design.
The end of my world is just a big, scary cliff to nowhere! But you can float around so it's kinda cool.
It did have me wondering though, what's at the end of/your/universe?
If we want to know what's at the end of the universe, we should start at the beginning.
There are many different ideas for how our universe began, but the most popular one is the Big Bang Theory.
Ever met someone who is so extremely dumb that they don’t know how stupid they actually are?
Ever tried to explain a new concept to someone who clearly doesn’t get it?
Well, you’re not alone.
Researchers have come up with a theory that explains why the less we know about something,
the more confident we are in our ability to master it.
So there’s a term for Dumb and Dumber?
And it is more common than you might think.
Join us today as we explore the avenues of dumbness, in this episode of the Infographics
show – What is the Dunning Kruger effect?