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My Worst Nightmare — Being Trapped In An Elevator Till You Die!

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 6, 2016.

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I have some degree of claustrophobia. It is not major but there are situations that make me uncomfortable. Long ago I discovered that I do not like enclosed elevators — precisely because of this nightmare. I would not do well trapped in an elevator. I do know folks who have been trapped — albeit never for that long — and I have nothing but utmost respect for them. If at all possible I try not to be in an elevator on my own and whenever I get into one I make sure that I know where the emergency button is and if there is a phone. Given the option I would rather take the stairs than use an elevator — and part of that is that, just one of my manifold foibles, I do like to climb/run up stairs. Eight or nine floors is not a problem. When my adopted parents lived in Paris, which they did for 18 years, I would regularly climb to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower — sometimes doing it twice a day. I have walked up 18 floors, in London, carrying a 30lb Datascope (an early network diagnostic tool).

My heart bleed for this poor lady. Shouldn’t somebody have heard her. A month.

Only in China. Now I feel GUILTY that we too partook in the Chinese New Year while this poor lady was dying! I hope the negligent workers are thrown in jail, ideally in solitary for months on end.


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by Anura Guruge


Inspirational, Multi-Image Google Doodle For U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride’s 64th Birth Anniversary.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Inge (‘Inner Core’) Lehmann’s 127th.

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I have to confess that I was puzzled when I saw this Google Doodle. What went through my mind was: “Wow. I did not KNOW that Google did Doodles for living people … and IF they made an exception for Sally Ride that is NEAT”.

It had somehow ESCAPED me that she had died in 2012! Sorry. I had actually written about her in 2013. But lets PLEASE get one thing clear. Sally Ride, as I talked about in my 2013 post, was NOT the 1st woman in space. Not even close.

Use links above to access complete Google write-up.


Click to access Wikipedia bio.


This Google should have been shown WORLDWIDE.
Why no U.K.? Does NOT make sense.


Jeanne Pochily, Missing From Laconia (NH) — Body Found In Alton Bay, N.H., Said To Be Suicide.

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Click to access succinct “Union Leader” coverage from May 22, 2015.

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Click to access WMUR coverage from the day before, May 21, 2015.


American Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s 195th Birthday Google Doodle.

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Here is the Wikipedia entry.


The official Minor Planet Center (MPC) data for the comet she discovered: C/1847 T1.

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So it perihelioned, i.e., went around the Sun (at its closest) on November 14, 1847, three weeks after it was discovered on October 26, 1847. Not like today when we can spot comets 18 months away.

Note the eccentricity. Just over 1! That is significant. That means that it was on an escape orbital path — meaning that it could leave the solar system. But, we now know that eccentricity can fall, i.e., drop below ‘1’, once a comet like this gets further out into space, i.e., beyond Jupiter. Check out my comet books.


She is NOT the first woman to discover a comet. This is from my ‘Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia‘ book.

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