Odd news of the day

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  1. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    That's it! :thumbsup: I'm happy that you see it, too! :newpalm:
     
  2. EdmundDantes

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    Pretty cool. And to think I typically buy 5 lbs. bags of potatoes!
     
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  3. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    this is not exactly news, but it doesn't merit its own thread. For some reason, I wasn't able to copy text from the article, so what follows is a screen-capture. This is from an article on space.com, discussing asteroid/Earth collisions....

    https://www.space.com/earth-asteroi...utm_term=3f4042a6-dfd5-4263-ba00-f1df69608763

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    Shouldn't BB (Brent Barbee) have said the importance of the mission can't be overstated? Or do I just have it all bass-ackwards?
     
  4. lelisa13p

    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I read it to mean that the importance should not be understated because the risk is too great. Perhaps using the word "can't" was not the best choice. :vbsmile:
     
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  5. Hook

    Hook Have keyboard, will travel

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    I'm speechless... this is real, not a joke (well, it is, but not on purpose)

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    Yes, that is a ruggedized slab smartphone with a watch screwed on it's back. :vbrolleyes:
     
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  6. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    sad news of the day.....
    Why You May Taste Climate Change in Your Coffee

    If your morning coffee doesn’t taste like it used to, your coffee maker may not be to blame. A careful review of research suggests climate change may be wreaking havoc on the growing conditions needed for a perfect cup of joe.

    Coffee, native to Ethiopia, is grown on more than 27 million acres globally, mostly on small farms in more than 50 countries. It fares best in tropical climates with moderate temperatures and rich soil. Ideal conditions for arabica coffee plants include temperatures ranging from 57 to 68 F, annual rainfall between 39 to 106 inches, and an annual dry season that lasts 1 to 3 months.

    As these optimal conditions become less common and weather becomes more extreme, we may increasingly taste and smell the difference in our cup, scientists argue in the review, published in Frontiers in Plant Science. They note that changes in the chemical balance of the coffee plant can affect not only smell and taste but also compounds relevant to human health and nutrition.


    They based their conclusions on data from 73 published studies that focused on environmental factors and farming practices linked to climate change, as well as adaptations to shifting weather patterns.

    Farms at higher altitudes generally produced coffee beans with the best flavor and aroma, the authors found. Conditions that compromise coffee quality include too much heat and light and too little water, which are all are increasingly common thanks to droughts associated with climate change. Coffee also may be susceptible to rising carbon dioxide levels, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels.

    Link:
    https://www.webmd.com/diet/news/202...=vomz78XQB6/hkAwQ4xYIy9DN2UKEpwmprFWvhL2@JY0=


    a related thought.....
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  7. EdmundDantes

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    Hook, that's not that far from the luxury cars with all-screen dashboards that also incorporate a high-end clock!
     
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  8. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Hook Have keyboard, will travel

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    Ikea is offering a tiny apartment in Tokyo for less than $1 per month

    Swedish retailer Ikea is becoming a landlord in Japan with a tiny apartment it will rent out in Tokyo.
    The 10-square-meter (107-square-foot) apartment is located in the Shinjuku district and will cost just 99 yen ($0.86) per month to rent, according to details released by Ikea this week.
    Only one unit is available, and it is fully furnished with Ikea furniture and accessories. The company is accepting applications from potential tenants, who must be over 20 years old, until December 3.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/business/ikea-japan-tokyo-tiny-apartment-scli-intl/index.html
     
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    So, if the potential tenants are like Merlin and getting younger. . . . ;)
     
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