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**Eid Mubarak!**

Day of July 17th 2015

  • There are 40 Snapple flavors/products (excluding the line of water bottles).
  • AJ+ is a project by Aljazeera Media Group aimed at a younger audience on social media platforms and mobile devices.
  • The annual Perseid’s meteor shower is calculated (this year 2015) to peak on Tuesday, August 11th.
  • Saratoga Springs is just about 35 miles from Albany; almost a 45 minute drive.
  • Eid-Al Fitr is a one day holiday, but a three day celebration.

Sources:

  • Counted!
    http://www.snapple.com/products
  • I kept seeing their posts on Facebook, and became curious about the legitimacy of their short news clips. Website below:
    http://www.ajplus.net/
  • Google search: “Perseid’s meteor shower 2015
  • Doing research for another trip!
  • Inquired specifically about this while speaking to friends with Muslim backgrounds.

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LED Day – 203

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Day of July 7th 2015

  • Google Cardboard is a cheap and simple virtual reality solution. The project involves purchasing or creating a cardboard holster and viewing device for a mobile device. Specific apps, games and videos already exist for the virtual reality experience.
  • Google’s ‘Jump’ is a rig with 16 individual GoPro video cameras arranged in a circle to capture video in 3D and 360 degrees. The resulting videos can be observed through virtual reality devices in real time.
  • Cuba is only 90 miles off the coast of the United States.
  • It is finally possible to fly a plane using a mixture of biological waste, animal fat, and traditional jet fuel.
  • A merger is in the works between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. 

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LED Day – 202

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Day of June 28th 2015

  • CBS and NBC are affiliated with Gannett News Company.
  • Gannets are seabirds with a wingspan of up to 6.5 feet and a lifespan of some 30+ years.
  • Glow Worm is a ‘glow in the dark powder’ (can be found on Amazon).
  • transformer is a device which modulates (reducing, increasing, and stopping) voltage.
  • Paisley is a type of design.
    Paisley

Sources:

  • While reading a news article on CBS‘s website, I noticed an affiliation mention with Gannett.
  • After Googling Gannett, I found the Gannet bird. (Gannett News Company has an extra “T”)
  • I found an interesting project on Reddit involving fractal patterns made to glow with this product.
    Project: http://imgur.com/a/Y0rbC
    Product: http://www.amazon.com/Glow-Worm-Glow—Dark-Powder/dp/B00MFVCJK6/
  • The transformer from a microwave was used for the project above.
  • I wore a tie to work embroidered with paisley designs, but did not know the design carried this name.

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LED Day – 201

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Day of June 18th 2015

  • IMDb‘s Top 3 TV shows [with at least 5000 votes each] are Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones & Mr. Robot (in that order).
  • The Tesla Model 3 will be an affordable ($35,000 brand new) electric car, with a range of about 250 miles per full charge.
  • There is a LIRR station in Forest Hills.
  • The Morbid Anatomy Museum is dedicated to exploring death, and the art inspired by such subject matter. The museum is located in Brooklyn, and often hosts talks and lectures.
  • German audio company Raumfeld is releasing its line of multi room speakers in the United States.

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LED Day – 200

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Day of June 12th 2015

  • Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis can be viewed in parts of Alaska from as early as 8:00PM in winter months.
  • Eagle River Nature Center is about 22 miles from downtown Anchorage (Alaska). The area is known for its dark skies, due to an intentional lack of electronic lighting.
  • The sound of wind has been recorded on Titan. (Jupiter’s moon) So far, this is the only sound that has been captured from space.
  • 718-651-5950 is the phone number for PepBoys Auto Services (Woodside location)
  • The Baltic States or Baltic Nations are: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Each country has its own language, and each is spoken only by a few million native people.

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LED Day – 199

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Day of June 4th 2015

  • The German word for “rail” or “train” is “bahn“.
  • The Swiss do not have their own language. French is spoken in the West; Italian is spoken in the South; German is spoken everywhere else.
  • Palais de Nations (UN Palace of Nations, Geneva) has an entire park dedicated to it. The building which hosts events and conferences, is the second largest of the four UN headquarters around the world.
  • St. Pierre’s Cathedral (Geneva) has existed since at least the 8th century; it is now a Protestant Church, and was a favorite of Protestant leader John Calvin.
  • The CERN Microcosm is a sphere shaped exhibit which describes and talks about subatomic particles, their significance, and the advent of the modern particle accelerator.

Sources:

  • Every major train station starts or ends with bahn. Confirmed this with my father (he speaks German).
  • While traveling from the Northern to Southern regions of the country, the common spoken and written language changed from German to French. I learned that Italian is spoken in the South from reading tourism brochures.
  • This information was available on a plaque in multiple languages near the Palace of Nations.
  • This information is in the description of the location on Wikipedia.
  • This information is in the description of the location on Wikipedia. (I did not visit this location as it was far out of our travel route.)

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LED Day – 198

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Day of May 31st 2015

  • Grünerløkka is an immigrant friendly area of Oslo, Norway.
  • The Brown Bear emblem is common in Switzerland; the bears are now extinct.
  • Lots of Indian, Chinese, and Korean tourists go to Interlaken to soak in the scenery.
  • Switzerland has an abundance of wood and trees. Most private structures in the country area are made of wood, and lots of homes have large piles of wood in the back.
  • A series of trains called the Jungfraubahn takes visitors from Wilderswil to the top of the Jungfrau mountain. (11,333 feet)

Sources:

  • Learned this while chatting in Hindi with an Afghani store owner in Vienna.
  • I’ve seen the Brown Bear emblem on many storefronts, hotels, official banners and even in people’s windows.
  • I was shocked by the amount of Indian and Chinese faces I saw in the hotels, on the streets and in the trains of Interlaken.
  • The views of Switzerland’s countryside are telling of the fact that there are lots of trees. While walking around Interlaken’s towns, I noticed lots of wooden structures and log piles.
  • This information was posted on the train stops on the way up.

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