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Squawk Box Broadcast 014: Crazy Military Ideas, The Open Road and Enjoying Nature

By The ITS Crew

Squawk Box Broadcast 14

The Squawk Box Broadcast aims to highlight a few of the stories that have caught our attention recently. It’s also a way to broaden your horizons and explore new ideas.

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch >> Spacecraft Films

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

While many manned and unmanned missions took place before we actually launched into space on a trip to the Moon, there was still a lot unknown about what was out there and what to expect. The country rallied together for this moment and seeing exactly what happened as the Apollo 11 spacecraft left the launchpad in a violent blast is incredible. Thanks to Spacecraft Films, you get to see an incredibly slow motion launch with narration describing exactly what’s going on as Apollo 11 left the pad.

Learning Accountability From Mountains >> Adventure Journal

Adventure Journal

We make a lot of excuses in life and many times it boils down to us simply trying to justify our actions or direct our problems onto others when they’re not actually the source. Hilary Oliver shares an excellent essay that draws a comparison of climbing and our responsibilities in life. “Mountains don’t accept excuses and don’t care who you blame.” Everything has a cause and effect and it’s important to be conscious of our actions.

Attitude is Everything >> Alistair Farland

Alistair Farland

Many people dream of taking long road trips and seeing the world one mile at a time but often get deterred at the thought of planning and worry about what may go wrong. Alistair Farland is not one of those people and was recently riding his motorcycle from Alaska to South America. He’s covered over 10,000 miles and certainly understood that most adventures don’t always go according to plan. With learning to adapt being the key, here’s a story about making the most out of a bad time.

What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of? >> Quora

Historical Weapons

Bat Bombs, Pigeon Guided Missiles, Chicken Powered Nukes and Anti-Communication Falcons were all part of some pretty crazy sounding ideas that were once tested and tried out in the name of getting a leg up on the wartime opposition. This ongoing Quora list is being updated every day and is the perfect page to peruse if you thought you’ve seen it all.

The Nature Cure >> Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine

Feeling stressed from your workload or just life in general? It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of technology that’s become embedded in our daily lives but there’s a fix for it. Spend some time outdoors. While it’s an older article, Outside Magazine takes a look at how spending time in the woods can ease mental fatigue and actually “re-charge” our bodies like nothing else.

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