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Explorer Auguste Piccard conquered both the stratosphere and the deep ocean

Excellent new episode of the Futility Closet, via Boing Boing.

Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard opened two new worlds in the 20th century. He was the first person to fly 10 miles above the earth and the first to travel 2 miles beneath the sea, using inventions that opened the doors to these new frontiers. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll follow Piccard on his historic journeys into the sky and the sea.

We’ll also admire some beekeeping serendipity and puzzle over a sudden need for locksmiths.

2018 06 25 podcast episode 206 the sky and the sea

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