I don't often make posts that are just links to something else. That's very deliberate, both because I want to maintain a high quality:quantity ratio, and because I think relatively few sites are really working in the same specific niche I'm trying to work in. I'm going to make an exception today: check out Atomic Annihilation, "the internet's most complete guide to the end of the world". I particularly recommend 1952...destruction and 1946...wacky!
March 21st, 1952, a cluster of tornadoes struck the
Mississippi valley. The damage stretched across nine states; 231
people died and 1,829 were injured. In White County, Arkansas, a
pair of cyclones leveled the town of Judsonia, destroyed 650
buildings, and killed 46 people.[Qu5]
days later, as the townsfolk were still picking through the wreckage,
twenty-six scientists arrived in Judsonia from Chicago. Instead of
first aid kits and blankets, they carried tape recorders and
notebooks. They fanned out across White County, picked a
representative cross-section of homes, and asked their inhabitants if
they could interview them.
their own surprise, most of the people they asked said yes.
Then Pratt & Whitney wants you! Or did, sixty years ago. I ran across these while skimming old Newsweeks. Unfortunately, doesn't look like they need mathematicians. Also, I think the job might have been filled by now.