Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 15 May 2009

Joe DiMaggio began his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak (1941)


SIEBERG-AMBRASEYS WAVE INTENSITY SCALE

1. Very Light: perceptible only on tide-gauge records
2. Light: noticed by those living along the shore
3. Rather Strong: generally noticed; flooding of sloping coasts; small boats carried away
4. Strong: shore flooding; light scouring; solid structures near the coast injured
5. Very Strong: shore flooding to some depth; solid structures damaged; light structures destroyed; severe scouring; people drowned; strong roar
6. Disastrous: partial or complete destruction of structures far from shore; coast flooding to great depths; big ships severely damaged; many casualties


The fact of having been born is a bad augury for immortality.
George Santayana (1863-1952)
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