No Blues songs about Cats. Maybe it's because If Cats could talk, this is what they would say: thedoghousediaries.com/1699
The Blues typically laments sad occurrences in relationships & in life. Never heard a Blues Song about somebody's cat dying.
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's “Space Chronicles - Pt 2" The history of space exploration. On iTunes & bit.ly/10df2QW
Not that anybody asked, but the symbol "lb" for pound comes from an abbreviation of the constellation Libra, the scales.
It's just unfair that "a lot" is still two words, yet "inasmuch" "heretofore" "unforeseen" & "stomachache" are each one word.
Advice to Students: When choosing a career, consider jobs where the idea of a vacation from it repulses you.
Odd that for many people, the less data that support their beliefs the more ardently they'll defend them, even w/ their lives
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's “Space Chronicles - Pt 1" The history of space exploration. On iTunes & bit.ly/10ssCyK
Crescent Moon slides past Jupiter this night. In the west. After sunset. Both gorgeous. Both bright
Low in the west this Saturday night, Jupiter rides the thin crescent Moon. Both stunningly suspended in the Sun's twilight,
Only in America can a Beer Commercial be more scientifically literate than a State School Board: bit.ly/171lLr
1 light-nanosecond to your dinner plate. 1.3 light seconds to the Moon. 8.3 light-minutes to the Sun. 1.4 light-hrs to Saturn
: Does light travel farther in a leap year? // Yup. An extra 16 billion miles. About 2x the diameter of Pluto's orbit
There are light-years. How about light-months? // They're just not useful. No known objects light-months away.
Use any time. Light travels about a foot in a billionth of a second. So people near you are typically light-nanosecods away.
Yup. Europeans get their Fibonacci day on 5 Aug 2013. And after the next one in the USA (August 13, 2021) there are no more.
FibonacciSeries: Each number is the sum of the two previous numbers. Shows up in cool places in Nature, like Golden Spirals.
[May 8, 2013] Happy Fibonacci day: 0 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - [ 5 - 8 - 13 ] - 21 - 34 - 55 - 89 - 144 … Next one is Aug 13, 2021
If Wolves were in charge they'd surely indict humans for cruel genetic manipulations of their species to create Yorkies.
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. iTunes & bit.ly/13YeEsn
If butterflies were in charge, I wonder if they'd capture humans, put us on display, and admire our beauty & our differences?
: How do you define the difference between education & school? // I care more for ideas than for definitions.
Try as I might, I cannot resist this geek-laden, lisp-inducing, annual utterance: "May the fourth be with you."
Oh, and, want to learn a Random Space Fact? Try @RandomSpaceFact
. They're random. They're about space. And they're facts.
I love the universe, and all, but these folks just won't shut up about it: @kimberlykowal @whitnutt @starstryder @elakdawalla
Space fans, like @TeamPreach
, know that where there is no up or down, car license plates can do this: pic.twitter.com/tjcrNbO7HJ
just to clarify: Batman is not the brains behind his powers. Yet IronMan is the brains behind his. IronMan wins the cagematch
Iron Man - A superhero whose super powers derive entirely from his own intellect -- a mastery of physics & engineering.
Not that anybody asked, but I object to religion in science classrooms not because it's religion but because it's not science
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“Eureka! Asteroid Mining” w/ @PeterDiamandis
[Audio: 40min] on iTunes & bit.ly/11ODJWC
Hmm. My daughter's 950-page AP text "American History: A Survey" (McGrawHill, 2003) devotes 1.5 pages to the US Space Program
: There's piles of not dead bodies everywhere. // Yup. Journalists hardly ever write about not dead bodies.
I wonder how many people are not dead by using GPS instead of fumbling with a folded map on the steering wheel while driving.
Watching on the FX network the film "2012" in which 6-billion people die. Was prepared: the rating warned of "mild violence"
There's no crime in being ignorant. Problems arise when people who don't know they're ignorant rise to power.
Even More #HouseholdMysteries
: Pens that disappear even if you don't budge. One brightness burns out within a three-way bulb.
Other Household Mysteries: The Refrigerator light. Jellied toast falling face-down. The taste of OrangeJuice after toothpaste
: Why does gravity cease to function when removing ketchup from a bottle? // The universe brims with mysteries.
Some Who Live Among Us: Emergency response personnel who run towards a disaster scene while the rest of us run away from it.
Words are just tools, and should never be the destination of the educator.
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interview w/ Anthony @Bourdain
[Pt. 2] "A Seat at the Table" On iTunes & bit.ly/134svwR
Golfers want silence when hitting stationary balls at their feet. Baseball batters, in screaming crowds, hit 90 mph fastballs
When Students cheat on exams it's because our School System values grades more than Students value learning.
The economic battle-crry of "Buy American" should instead be "Buy the Best", thereby compelling Americans to make the best.
Those who say I'm their favorite Astrophysicist, when confronted, often confess that I'm the only Astrophysicist they know...
What's next in America -- A movement to denounce the theory of gravity because it makes people heavy?
Urges to deny facts that conflict w/ your politics or religion thwart efforts to embrace reality & make a better world for it
The more I fly across the country (at 600 mph) the more amazed I am that anybody ever traversed these distances on foot.
: Since time stops at the speed of light, if something can live at that speed, would it live forever? // Yes.