Saturday, December 10, 2016

Coffee and Provocation

One Ton Tongue

A blue whale’s tongue can weigh as much as an adult elephant (15,000 pounds).

Making China Ethiopia Great Again!
Ivanka Trump's line of shoes, formerly made in China, will now be made in Ethiopia where labor costs and safety standards are even lower. Think these jobs are coming back to the U.S.? Never.

High Cost of Commuting in D.C.
Washington D.C. has the highest commuting costs in the nation at $237 a month for train and subway commuting.

Constipated Mosquitoes
 It turns out you can kill mosquitoes by making them constipated.

Redwoods and Leprechauns
Ireland is planning to plant the largest redwood forest outside of California.  Or that's the claim.  In fact, a 5,600 hectare redwood forest exists in Whakarewarewa, New Zealand where it is commercially logged, and where the trees grow at astounding rates. The forest was first planted more than 100 years ago.

Baby Dino Feather Found Trapped in Amber
A Chinese paleontologist prowling a marketplace in Myanmar (Burma) has discovered the 99 million year old fossilized tail of a feathered baby dinosaur that was trapped in amber.

The Tough Stuff Down Below
Bacterium found 1,000 feet underground showed resistance to 18 different antibiotics.

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