After further analysis the newly publicized possible planet probably doesn't exist.
The burning of fossil fuels releases 26.4 billion tons (24 trillion kg) a year, while the oceans naturally absorb about 8.1 billion tons (7.4 trillion kg) of carbon dioxide annually.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
Healthy, Happy Meal
Artist and photographer Sally Davies, bought a McDonald's Happy Meal back in April and left it out in her kitchen to see how well it would hold up over time.The results? "The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock," Davies told the U.K. Daily Mail.
She proceeded to photograph the Happy Meal each week and posted the pictures to Flickr to record the results of her experiment. Now, just over six months later, the Happy Meal has yet to even grow mold. She told the Daily Mail that "the food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it."
Once in awhile I get something shipped to me that is protected with packing peanuts. I usually end up with peanuts and peanut bits on the floor, and stuck to my clothes with static cling. Not any more.
Stray Peanut Control
I am sure that people have been doing this for as long as there have been packing peanuts, but I felt very clever when I did this and it worked.
I guess I have been feeling a little inferior, knowing that my country has been falling from the number one spot in all categories except two. We remain number one in people incarcerated, and we are the worlds number one weapons supplier.
We, the mighty superpower, have fallen to number 49 in life expectancy. We are 27th in student math literacy, but we can be proud our American students when it comes to science literacy. They only fell to 22nd.
It's not going to get any better with TV and radio personalities persuading their audiences that experts and scientists don't know what they are talking about.
This is one of the reasons we have intellectually challenged pretty women, and frighteningly imperceptive, flag and bible waving men, being offered as candidates to take back America. (I still am not sure just how far they want to take it back, but I think they want everyone to heat their homes with coal.)
Some people will actually vote for these "So You Think You Can Legislate" contestants, but I am hopeful that most voters understand the responsibility that comes with the right to vote when they mark their ballots. I imagine they will reminisce fondly about the amusing antics of the loonies, like the Tea Party, but will never actually vote them into a position for which they would be overwhelmingly unqualified.
Examining The Cosmos
My thanks to Marian for letting me know that these are not daisies. 10/12/10
Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;
Whatever Lola Wants
The Satin Dollz in "Whatever Lola Wants" from Dan Blank on Vimeo.
Life Is Good