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Blog Update – Thanks, Inspiration and Helping Out

By Chad Upton | Editor

I want to start by thanking everyone for all of the great secrets you have suggested, there are many — we hope to validate and feature many of them.

Also, I want to thank everyone for reading and spreading the word. We’ve now got thousands of daily readers and nearly 1500 fans on facebook. Last but not least, a big thanks to Kaye, Kyle and Terry for writing great secrets for you guys to read.

I also want to thank someone who doesn’t have a visible contribution to this blog, but whom this blog owes a lot: Neil Pasricha (Author of and The Book of Awesome). Back in mid 1995, Neil and I started a tiny website that racked up just over 100 hits in the year that it lived on geocities.

Although it wasn’t a popular website, it was a good website and it gave us a thirst for building great websites. We both went on to bigger and better sites before we eventually found our current place on the internet. Neil has been a big supporter of this site, providing lots of input and advice.

Neil has a book coming out in a couple weeks, The Book of (Even More) Awesome, and I’d love it if we could help him out by ordering the book before it comes out. You see, all US pre-orders count toward the first week of sales, which gives him a good shot at the NY Times best sellers list, which can really make a book successful. Neither of us charge a dime for our website, have banner ads, or ask for anything in return. But, sometimes people do ask how they can help out or how they can donate money. I’m not asking you to, but if you want to give back then this is a great way you can help out and get an Awesome book in return. Click the book in the top right corner of the blog and you’ll be taken to Amazon.

Also, if you’re in the Toronto area, I’ll be going to Toronto for Neil’s book launch on April 26th (7pm, Indigo @ Bay/Bloor) if you want to drop by and say hi.

Before I wrap this up, I want to mention a new development at Broken Secrets too. I recently began contributing secrets to the Yahoo Answers blog. The Yahoo Answers team and community have been very welcoming and this is a great chance to further spread our enlightening secrets.

Thanks again for your continued support.

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April 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm 1 comment

Chilean Earthquake Shortened Earth Days

So far, 2010 is the year of the earthquake. In just over two months, there have been 13 notable quakes.

While the Haiti earthquake on January 12th was certainly the most devastating, it was not the most powerful. That title goes to the February 27th quake in Chile. It had a magnitude of 8.8, the fifth most powerful quake on record. It killed hundreds of people and triggered tsunami warnings in 53 countries.

The big Chilean quake was so powerful, it actually moved the city of Conception 10 feet to the West. It moved Santiago 11 inches and Buenos Aires, which is almost 800 miles from the epicenter, moved an inch. These results were found by an Ohio State research team who has 25 precise GPS sensors and have been monitoring crust movements in Chile since 1993.

Given these facts, there is no question it was a huge earthquake. But, further evidence is in the global impact of our spherical spaceship. The quake rocked the earth, moving us three inches off our axis. This new axis position actually shortens our days by 1.26 milliseconds.

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Written By: Chad Upton

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Sources: 2010 Earthquakes, Moved Cities, Off Axis

March 10, 2010 at 1:38 am 3 comments

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