TTDNST: Brickcicles

As you may have noticed (OK, if you haven’t noticed there’s something different around here you’re either blind or new) the blog’s looking a little more awesome today. My husband is honing his HTML skills and, if I do say so myself, the blog’s looking better as a result.

I was almost too excited to post today but I cannot neglect my self-appointed Things That Do Not Suck duties. The world keeps getting darker, the workplace gets more dangerous every day, but one thing shall shine forth as a beacon of light, and hope, and silliness and that thing is the weekly Thing That Does Not Suck.

This week’s Thing is a bit different. I selected it because it was neat, and something I’d never seen before. What makes it different is that it’s not happy in and of itself. In point of fact, one could construe it as sad if one were sensitive about such things.

I’ll post it, though, and give you the chance to form your own opinion:

This image is brick icicles. The Russians were experimenting with their version of Napalm and testing it out in (presumably empty) brick houses. The ensuing fires were so hot that they melted the bricks and the resulting icicles are all that’s left.

I found this image here, where you can visit if you’d like to see more images and find out a little more backstory.

As a naturally curious person, I think it’s fascinating to see this. Of course, the idea of Napalm is a bit horrifying, especially if you’re on the receiving end of it, but I’m fine with using this as this week’s Thing because there is no death here. Only coolness. And coolness? Never sucks.

2 thoughts on “TTDNST: Brickcicles

  1. -Mrs. Higrens, I’m glad you think so! I was a bit concerned that some might be offended because of the very nature of Napalm, but I just couldn’t resist melted brick. So cool!

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