Monday, August 23, 2010

The gesture for fire is the symbol for infinity

Fire can seem almost infinitely bad. The Navy aircraft control signal for fire is shown above. The gesture is the same horizontal figure-eight shape used to represent the mathematical concept of infinity.

Here in Idaho over the weekend we remembered the centennial of the Big Blow Up. Huge forest fires in northern Idaho forever changed the state and the Forest Service. Last October I discussed the story of one hero, forest ranger Ed Pulaski. You can find links to more articles about the fires and the centennial.

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