Private John Lambert has been identified as the soldier whose remains were found in Belgium in 2016. I have included his service documents from The Rooms archive in St. John's.
A curious point in the documents is on page 15 where vaccinations are recorded. It lists him as vaccinated on...
A letter was intercepted that was bound for the White House that possibly contained ricin. It appears it originated in Canada. There are several more sent to Texas apparently from the same sender.
March 18th is the birthday of Dr. Cluny Macpherson. You can't count the lives saved by his gas mask invention. As an aside, i searched for his on this site and it didn't find a match but it did suggest this "You may have meant to search for Clunky McPherson."...
A study is being conducted on helmet designs looking towards better blast protection. Seems the Great War French Adrian desgin is showing soem promise.
The Norcon Galatea is for sale. It was formerly FLEUR DE LYS II, HAMILTON SOUND and NORTHERN DAWN. You can call it what you want if you can come up with the cash. They could have cleaned up the trash before taking this picture...
A few videos of German blue training ammo. The last one is a little fun on the back porch with a GE M134 Mini Gun.
The Presidential Alert went out on US cellphones today. Seems some people are none too pleased. Think it might be a plot by President Trump to slowly start his dictatorship? Or is it just Trump derangement syndrome? The comments in the HuffPo piece are especially precious...
Here is a piece from The Art Of Manliness on how to fall asleep in 2 minutes or less. It deals with relaxation techniques that were developed and tested during World War 2.
Other pieces from this site include:
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bandoneon)
It's good to have your own entertainment when you are delayed at the airport. But where is the Screech?
Here is a story written by a Newfoundland writer that relates to Vimy Ridge. It is about a memorial headstone placed in St. John's.
Seems MacDonald's has given out 10,000 limited edition bottles of their Big Mac sauce worldwide. Of course stuff like that appears on eBay and some people are willing to pay big money for one. Here is a link showing the completed sales on eBay. I wonder how many people bought multiple bottles...
This sounds like it came right out of The Onion. Am I being taken here and fooled by an internet hoax? Probably not, some politicians can get pretty nutty. But it is nice to see one of these elected clowns working on something day and night.