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Day of September 23rd 2014

  • Hemispherectomy: A surgical technique which removes part of the brain. This procedure is typically only performed on very young human subjects, because at that point in development, the brain is capable of remapping functions from the missing section to other parts of the brain. *The brain itself, in its muscle form, cannot experience pain. It can be touched and manipulated.*
  • The new TV show Gotham follows the lives of several DC comic heroes (particularly Batman) before they reach their prime.
  • Asperatus clouds are a rare cloud classification which occurs when there are exceptionally turbulent winds and masses of colliding air. The clouds look quite stunning, and despite their intimidating look, don’t always cause storms or rain.
  • Miasmatic theory held that certain diseases (particularly cholera and chlaymdia) were airborne. *This was not true.* 
  • miasma is a highly unpleasant odor.

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LED Day – 130

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Day of September 20th 2014

  • The town of Southold, NY (Long Island) has passed legislation which limits the strength of outdoor lights owned by residents. This was done to protect Southold’s status as one of the darkest sky spots in lower New York. (The stars and Milky Way are visible from Southold!)
  • V4L (Vapor 4 Life: producers of the Vapor Zeus E-Cig) rewards its repeat customers. I received a single free Vapor King disposable E-Cig!
  • The ALEKS (Asessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) system is used to teach a variety of courses in conjunction with in class lectures at accredited universities.
  • There’s a very useful (unofficial) Facebook Messenger extension for Google Chrome. (Link in source)
  • The Horton Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the northern edge of Eastern Long Island. It was commissioned in 1790 by (former & first) President George Washington, but not built until 1857.

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LED Day – 129

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Day of September 17th 2014

  • Agriculture links directly to sedentary and regulated societies. The major success of agriculture (historically) is what led to the emergence of cities.
  • Symbiosis (noun) is a mutually beneficial relationship between two distinct organisms.
  • The Custer Institute & Observatory is a star gazing facility in Southhold Long Island. It was established in 1927 (the oldest in Long Island) and is open every Saturday evening from dark until midnight.
  • Bees have two stomachs, one for honey, and the other for food.
  • It will take 8 bees their entire lives to produce just a teaspoon of honey.
  • Sangfroid (noun) means to have excessive composure, especially when under duress.

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  • Anthropology class!
  • See above.
  • While looking for dark sky spots near New York, I came across information about the Custer Observatory.

    http://www.custerobservatory.org/

  • I got to talking about honey with a friend, and looked up how bees make it.
  • See above.
  • This word was the result of a Swype typo in which I had meant to write: Dangerous.

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LED Day – 128

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Day of September 15th 2014

  • Microsoft is purchasing the popular game Minecraft for $2.5 Billion. However, the game’s brainchild and creator will not be working with Microsoft.
  • Schizophrenia is a combination of several genetic disorders; at least 8. Until now, schizophrenia has been understood as one disease, but no one disorder can cause schizophrenia on its own.
  • Apple has (photo) shopped out the iPhone 6’s camera bulge in some of the profile shots of the phone. This was probably just done for streamlining purposes.
  • Debilitate means to weaken or hinder.
  • The Nacirema is a very interesting sociological and anthropological take on behavior and perception of behavior.

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LED Day – 127

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Day of September 14th 2014

  • A garron is a small but study breed of workhorses originally found in Ireland and Scotland.
  • Junior Investment Bankers are sometimes assigned 120 hour work weeks. (A 7 day period has a total of 168 hours.)
  • The divorce rate in the U.S. is between 40-50%.
  • The EZoo festival has free “high-speed” water fill up stations across the festival site on Randall’s island. EZoo security also permits clear & empty containers up to 1 liter in capacity to be brought on site.
  • There is a watch that sells for $11,650 on Amazon..

Sources:

  • This term came up while I was reading the second Game of Thrones book. (Kindle dictionary is awesome.)
  • I was reading an article about top paying jobs that make people miserable.
  • A Google search of the American divorce rate will yield this answer.
  • I found the EZoo FAQ page open in a set of old tabs on my mobile chrome browser, and I decided to read through it.
  • This came up in “recommendations”.

 

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LED Day – 126

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Day of September 11th 2014 **Never Forget**

  • Eggs are not washed and kept chilled in all parts of the world. There is a thin layer of natural protective film around the egg which prevents toxic chemicals from entering the egg. This layer is washed away in America; to replace this natural protection, eggs are lightly sprayed with oil and then kept chilled.
  • Grado Headphones have been made in Brooklyn since the 1950’s. The original production house is still active in Sunset Park.
  • Desecration of a Venerated Object is a crime in Pennsylvania.
  • The Huffington Post has a “Weird News” section.

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Day of September 10th 2014

  • A caliper is a tool used to measure the distance between two opposite sides of an object.
  • The distinction between the words who & whom is minute. One way to self check is by replacing the word who with he/she & the word whom with him/her. If the replacement term renders the sentence incorrect, then you are using the wrong word. (**Note: This is still a little confusing, even for me, and it does not work in every situation.)
  • The iPhone 6 will come in two sizes 4.7″ & 5.5″ (diagonal screen length) and finally incorporate NFC technology; there is also an Apple smart-watch coming.
  • ISIS stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” while ISIL stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”. President Obama insists on using the acronym ISIL when referring to the militant group.
  • The Levant refers to the Eastern Mediterranean region including modern day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.

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