April 16th, 2018

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Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?

Meanwhile on my mathematics blog it was a week of comics and someone else's homework. Don't believe me? Here's the recent postings:

Told you so. Meanwhile, want to know What's Going On In Prince Valiant? And Can Queens Solve Murders? January - April 2018's report is here. I reveal something secret about my knowledge of comic strips and I name-drop the Heptarchy, so, you know what I'm doing with my life. Meanwhile, here's some Columbus Zoo/Wyandot Lake stuff. It's a long one because there were the pictures that would've run Saturday had we not gotten an adorable rabbit.


Operations! Clipboard with an hourly ride attendance chart being filled in. I think this was for the log flume, but the surrounding photos don't make that clear to me.


Remember the Flying Scooters question? Here's the manufacturer's plate for it. You can see the date of manufacture, December 2007. It's part of the revival.


Close-up of Sea Dragon's front car, and its anniversary logo, from another ride on the roller coaster.


Duck who'd set up her nest right beside the lazy river. And who was going unnoticed by a lot of the lazy river riders, although given how high the walls of the lazy river's course are many of them would have a hard time seeing the duck at all. It's easier to see from the approach to the roller coaster, as we photographed here.


The Grand Carousel, a century-old ride relocated from the Wyandot Lake area to somewhere more central to the main zoo section.


And the 1914 Mangel/Illions Carousel. Also a secret selfie! Can you make out what I'm wearing?


Another view of the Mangel/Illions Carousel, and another secret selfie.


Chariot on the Columbus Zoo's antique carousel, with a knight's-head motif that was new and different to us. Also notice there's slats in the platform, so that the poles holding up the horses could slide outward (and that are closed off in front of the knight's heads, suggesting those are relatively new). The carousel does not presently run fast enough for the poles to slide and I believe they're fixed.


bunny_hugger on her ride and, if I remember right, pondering the band organ not playing.

Trivia: Only two of the five thousand scientists, engineers, managers, and laborers at Oak Ridge refused to take the polygraph tests as part of loyalty screening in the early 1950s. They were transferred to other jobs. Source: The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession, Ken Alder.

Currently Reading: The Mismapping of America, Seymour I Schwartz.