sculpture

Ancient sculpture excavated in Rome in 1506 and displayed in the Vatican The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group (Italian: Gruppo del Laocoonte), has been one of the most famous…

Why the U.S. Navy Manages a Forest

By  Trent Osmon, forestry program manager for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest’s Public Works Department (PWD) Crane environmental division The predawn light reflects an eerie blood-red from the underbellies of the incoming clouds.  As the…

FBI sting operation

Not to be confused with Adscam. 1970s and 1980s FBI sting operation Abscam (sometimes written ABSCAM) was an FBI sting operation in the late 1970s and early 1980s that led to the convictions of seven…

oldest masonry fort in the United States

United States historic place Aerial view photo taken from northwest. Although the fort had a water-filled moat at the time, it was originally a dry moat. The Castillo de San Marcos (Spanish for "St. Mark's…

practical joke

Hammer and Nails (1977) by Hans Godo Frabel. A "glass hammer" is an impossible object which an apprentice might be sent to fetch as part of a fool's errand A fool's errand is a type…

1989 film

Raiders of the Lost Ark:The Adaptation Directed by Eric Zala Produced by Chris Strompolos Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan Story by George LucasPhilip Kaufman Starring Chris Strompolos Angela Rodriguez Eric Zala Music by John Williams Cinematography…