Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L marked the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-99). The shuttle carried five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists, including Francis […]
On this day in 1989, Ted Bundy was executed in Florida State Prison after admitting to at least 20 murders in the Pacific Northwest and Florida. Robert Keppel, a state investigator that tracked Bundy for […]
The Skunk Ape—or swampsquatch, abominable Florida apeman, abominable swamp slob, Florida Bigfoot, myakka skunk ape, swamp monkey, Holopaw gorilla, Squattam’s growler, stink ape, Sandman, swamp cabbage man, boggy bugger, or Bardin booger—is Florida’s own foul-smelling, […]
Zora Neale Hurston, famed Florida anthropologist and writer, was born January 7, 1891. Among her incredible body of work is a collection of African American songs, stories, histories, and traditions that she gathered from minority […]
Photo-taking, empanada-eating, and cafecito-drinking credits go to Jordan Engelke.
The railroads of Henries Plant and Flager. The Shuttles of Florida’s Space Coast. The Monorails of Disney (the most heavily used monorail system in the world, thank you very much). Florida’s contributions to innovative methods […]
In Part 1 of this series, we learned that traces of a volcano had been visible for at least a few decades, and perhaps much longer, and the this strange phenomenon was halted by an […]