"With the bomb squad, you can usually stop running after the first couple of blocks. If it involves the physics department, keep going." Ernest Rutherford
This is last Tuesday's post. Just as I was about to hit publish my internet dropped out & was gone for the rest of the week.
Just to begin your day with a worrying thought ~ the human brain can process as many as 70, 000 thoughts in a day but a single cup of coffee contains over 1000 chemical substances! I'm sure the 2 are related but it's still early & I'm not properly awake yet.
Shipbuilders beware! The Black Ironwood tree (Olea laurifolia) wood is so dense that it can’t float on water.
However the bark of the giant redwood tree is fireproof ~ not a good choice for firewood! Redwoods actually depend on fire to clear room for their growth, and to enrich the forest soil so seeds can sprout.
According to some sources you will test positive for opiates on a drug test if you eat just two poppy seed bagels (or muffins) for breakfast but the westernised poppy seed should have little or no active opium. That one is a little concerning. We all like our poppy seed rolls round here.
And the most dangerous animal on earth? No, no the shark, not the crocodile, not even a rogue elephant! It's the Mosquito! Mosquitoes transmit countless diseases & kill more animals – including humans – than any other animal on Earth.
The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet. Obviously the inspiration for the world’s only hotel made entirely of salt (including the dining tables and chairs) ~ the Hotel de Sal Playa in the Uyuni salt flats of Bolivia.
Venus, the second-closest planet to the Sun, is the brightest natural object in the night sky, except for the Moon & orbits the Sun in a clockwise direction, whereas the rest of the planets revolve in an anticlockwise manner.
"The reason that every major university maintains a department of mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people." ~ John Blasik