Myers Lake, as it was affectionately called in the The Andy Griffith Show it is the opening scene for the show. Located in Beverly Hills CA not North Carolina. This location has been heavily used by the television and movie industry over the past fifty years. It was the lagoon in Creature from the Black Lagoon and it was the pond in On Golden Pond. Some other shows you have seen it in are Bonanza, Star Trek, How the West Was Won, Lassie, Falcon Crest, Camp Runamuck, and Rambo to name a few!
Added: 4th February 2011
Posted By: Cliffy
The photo below is an aerial view of what Niagara Falls usually looks like. But for a period of about 40 hours on March 29-31, 1848 Niagara Falls stopped. No water flowed over the great cataract for the first time in recorded history. Not surprisngly people went a little nuts.
Niagara Falls was already a big tourist attraction by 1848. Villages sprouted on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the river to accommodate the sightseeing throngs. Residents also built waterwheels to harness the Niagara River’s power to run mills and drive machinery in factories.
An American farmer out for a stroll shortly before midnight on March 29 was the first to notice something. Actually, he noticed the absence of something--the thundering roar of the falls. When he went to the river’s edge, he saw hardly any water.
Came the dawn of March 30, people awoke to an unaccustomed silence. The mighty Niagara was a mere trickle. Mills and factories shut down because the waterwheels had stopped.
The bed of the river was exposed. Fish died and turtles floundered about. Brave—or foolish— people walked on the river bottom, picking up exposed guns, bayonets and tomahawks as souvenirs.
Was it the end of the world? Perhaps it was divine retribution for what some folks thought was a U.S. war of aggression against Mexico? In an age of religious revivals, theological explanations abounded. Fearing the end of the world, thousands of people filled special church services praying for the falls to start flowing and the world to continue, or for salvation and forgiveness of their sins as the Last Judgment approached.
Because communications were haphazard in 1848, no one knew why the falls had stopped.
But from Buffalo, NY word eventually arrived that explained the bare falls and dry riverbed. Strong southwest gale winds had pushed huge chunks of ice to the extreme northeastern tip of Lake Erie, blocking the lake’s outlet into the head of the Niagara River. The ice jam had become an ice dam.
And just as news traveled inward, news also traveled outward. Thousands came from nearby cities and towns to look at the spectacle of Niagara Falls without water. People crossed the riverbed on foot, on horseback and in horse-drawn buggies. Mounted U.S. Army cavalry soldiers paraded up and down the empty Niagara River. It was a potentially hazardous act for there was no telling when the rushing waters might return. One entrepreneur used the hiatus to do some safety work. The Maid of the Mist sightseeing boat had been taking tourists on river rides below the falls since 1846, and there were some dangerous rocks it always had to avoid. Since the river had ceased running and the rocks were in plain sight, the boat’s owner sent workers out to blast the rocks away with explosives.
March 30 was not the only dry day. No water flowed over the falls throughout the daylight hours of March 31.
But that night a distant rumble came from upriver. The low-pitched noise drew nearer and louder. Suddenly a wall of water came roaring down the upper Niagara River and over the falls with a giant thunder.
The ice jam had cleared. To the relief of the locals, the river was running again.
Added: 21st March 2011
Posted By: Lava1964
If you can't beat 'em--ban 'em! The Little League World Series became a truly international event in the mid-1960s. Teams from Asia and Central America began travelling to South Wiliamsport, PA to compete against the best American teams. Embarrassingly for the Americans, the foreigners began to win regularly. So, of course, the only logical thing to do was to ban the foreigners! At the 1975 LLWS, only four teams competed--all regional champions from the U.S. Lakewood, New Jersey defeated the Belmont Heights Little League of Tampa, Florida in the championship game on August 23.
This was the only LLWS in which Little League banned all non-US clubs from the tournament. After a justifiable uproar of criticism, the ban on foreign teams was rescinded the following year. An American team did not win the LLWS again until 1982. Below is a photo from the 1975 tourney, showing Wilbert Davis of Tampa scoring a run. Davis was killed in action in Iraq in 2003.
Added: 10th September 2011
Posted By: Lava1964
Commercials on Nickelodeon 1992 Part I
1. Inside-Out Boy (M.C. Mallet)
2. Next Bumper
3. Nickelodeon ID (Halftime)
5. Roundhouse Promo
6 Super Mario Kart
7. Littlest Pet Shop
8. Juicy Fruit
10. Nicktoons Bumper
1.. Nick Salutes Martin Luther King
12. Puppy Surprise
13. Football Cards
14. Frosted Flakes
16. Nickelodeon Wild Side Show
17. Nick's Must Wanted: Yogi Bear promo
18. Next Bumper
19. Nickelodeon ID (Dogs)
Added: 18th August 2012
Posted By: masonx31
is a social networking service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop star Justin Timberlake.
"Myspace" was launched in August 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California
In April 2008, Myspace was overtaken by Facebook in the number of unique worldwide visitors!!!
MySpace had a significant influence in "pop culture" and "music".
Founder(s)Chris DeWolfe AND "Tom" Anderson
Added: 23rd October 2012
Posted By: mia_bambina
Earlier I posted the brief Heritage Minute clip about the three Victoria Cross winners who all lived on Pine Street in Winnipeg. This is the story of another VC winner: 26-year-old Corporal Joseph Kaeble, who single-handedly repelled a German breakthrough on the Western Front in June 1918. Lake most VC winners, Corporal Kaeble got his medal posthumously.
Added: 30th January 2013
Posted By: Lava1964
This is a photo montage of the plane wreck that killed singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (a.k.a. The Big Bopper) early on February 3, 1959. Pilot Roger Peterson also was killed. The three musicians had performed at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA the night before and were headed to Fargo, ND, the closest airport to their next stop on their tour--Moorhead, MN. They decided to leave ahead of the rest of their group because of their dislike of the cold touring bus and to get their laundry done. The ages of the deceased foursome make this tragedy truly sad: Holly was 22, Richardson was 28, Valens was 17, Peterson was 21. Investigators attributed the crash to pilot error (specifically inexperience with the Bonanza aircraft's altitude gauge) combined with bad winter weather. The crash was neither seen nor heard by anyone on the ground. Investigators calculated it occurred about four minutes after takeoff from Mason City's small airport. The charter plane's owner became concerned when Peterson did not report his flight plan after takeoff which he said he would do. The wreckage of the plane was found in a farmer's corn field about nine hours after the crash. All three singers had been thrown from the plane while Peterson's body was trapped in the twisted metal. In a strange and morbid twist, nearly half a century later in 2007 Richardson's body was exhumed to satisfy the curiosity of his son (who hadn't been born at the time of the crash). He had heard wild rumors that his father may have actually survived the crash and had been shot to death! The well preserved corpse of Richardson--with its perfectly cropped flat-top hairstyle--showed that death was instaneous due to countless fractures consistent with an airplane crash victim. Richardson's son spent several minutes "visiting" his father whom he had never known.
Added: 27th August 2013
Posted By: Lava1964
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