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Day of August 28th 2014

  • There are farmers growing fields of marijuana in Northern Syria.
  • Scientists are experimenting with bioluminscent mushrooms to develop a synthetic coat or paint with similar properties. This paint could possibly be applied to trees to light up our streets.
  • Lobsters & other invertebrate show signs of experiencing pain when shocked by small bursts of electricity or when having limbs injured/removed. This challenges the common belief that invertebrates are immune to pain because of their regenerative abilities.
  • Xenon gas has been shown to inhibit the memory recall function. The gas exposure could be used to treat PTSD and help ease the intensity of traumatic memories. Details on exactly how the stuff works in source link.
  • Though tigers may have once roamed free in Africa, there are no longer any indigenous African tiger populations. The last set of tigers in Africa migrated to Asia and never went back. Wild tigers in Africa are held in reserves, zoos & as pets.

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LED Day – 116

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Day of August 27th 2014

  • Amazon has plans to buy Twitch for nearly 1 Billion USD.
  • The three cities with the worst drivers in America are Worcester, Boston and Washington DC. (Listed in ascending order from worst to better.)
    NYC ranked 150/200.
  • Spheree is a device that simulates real 3D with multiple projectors in a spherical device.
  • Chinstrap penguins are common food for certain types of seals.
  • This website [http://www.observingsites.com/] site is a little old school, but it lists some of the best dark sky locations across the United States for star gazing. The information is organized by state, then by region.
  • It only begins to get cold in Eastern India around November. September & October are warm and rainy enough to be considered summer months.

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LED Day – 115

* Today was a good day :)

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Day of August 25th 2014

  • Kimganae Restaurant (Korean cuisine) in Flushing has some rather interesting foods.
  • I should watch Shutter Island & Godzilla (1998 version).
  • The Fault in our Stars is a romantic novel turned movie.
  • Potatoes are prevalent in the German diet.

Sources:

  • I visited this restaurant with a colleague and some of her friends.
  • I received a second recommendation to watch Shutter Island, and the same person said that the original Godzilla was worth watching.
  • I had heard of this movie, but I was informed that it is also a novel.
  • A friend told me this, and various online sources indicate so.

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LED Day – 114

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Day of August 22nd 2014

  • Hardcore Pawn is a TV show about pawn shop owners dealing with a variety of entertaining customers..
  • March 22nd is World Water Day.
  • The brain will actually shrink (temporarily) when the body is severely dehydrated.
  • The ASAPScience YouTube channel is run and founded by Mitchell Moffit & Gregory Brown.
  • The United States purchased Alaska in 1867 from the Russian Empire.

Sources:

  • My colleague referenced this show in conversation and explained the concept to me.
  • I came across this video on a newsfeed I follow!

  • See above.
  • This information is on the About page of ASAPScience.
  • My memory was refreshed when I read about the Alaska Purchase in a SAT history text.

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LED Day – 113

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Day of August 21st 2014

  • My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W520) weighs 5.96lbs.
  • Both Microsoft & Apple have student discount programs!
  • Autistic children have extra synapses in their brains.
  • The Bite of Seattle Food Festival takes places annually every July.
  • Ontario is Canada’s most populated province. It is the second largest (size) of all 10 provinces. Quebec is the largest (size) province.

Sources:

  • I was discussing the weight of Lenovo devices, when I realized I didn’t know exactly how much my laptop weighed.
  • I was looking for discounts on a tablet + keyboard combo and searched educational discounts on major hardware/software providers.
  • I came across this IFLS article on Facebook.

    http://www.iflscience.com/brain/children-autism-have-extra-synapses-their-brains

  • A colleague of mine was talking to me about exotic foods. Apparently the Bite of Seattle Food Festival brings out alligator kebabs.
  • A friend of mine is visiting Toronto. I did some background research on the city of Toronto and the province of Ontario.

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LED Day – 112

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Day of August 20th 2014

  • NY residents (college students) can apply for the TAP awards through the FAFSA application. I should have known this some time ago..
  • California lawmakers passed a bill that prevents the state government from selling or displaying the Confederate civil war flag. Individuals are of course still free to fly whatever flag they please.
  • Tortellini is ring shaped pasta. It is sometimes referred to as navel shaped pasta.
  • Parthenogenesis: “Virgin Birth” in Greek. The term refers to cases in which asexual reproduction takes place in certain animals.
  • The CN Tower in downtown Toronto stands for Canadian National Tower. It is a communications and observation tower.
  • Municipality: a city or town with corporate status and some sort of self serving government.

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LED Day – 111

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Day of August 19th 2014

  • PWC stands for personal water-craft.
  • Waverunner is a type of PWC developed and branded by Yamaha. It is essentially a jet ski.
  • Mohs scale of mineral hardness is a rough measure of how abrasive a mineral or material is. The system was devised in 1812 by a German mineralogist by the name of Friedrich Mohs.
  • Many major beaches (like the Jersey Shore by Seaside Heights & Jones Beach) charge a fee for entering the beach in the daytime. This fee was $6 in Seaside Heights; many hotels/motels choose to cover this fee for their guests.
  • The words Prophecy and Prophesy are pronounced the same way. Prophecy is a noun referring to foresight and predictions. Prophesy is a verb referring to the act of making a prediction.

Sources:

  • While exploring boat rental options near Jersey Shore, this term came up several times.
  • Many PWC rental locations specifically offered Waverunner rentals. I researched the Waverunner at a later time.
  • The scale was mentioned in an article comparing sapphire and garnet.
  • Our motel covered the beach fee. However, I was unaware of such fees until I checked in to the motel.
  • I saw the word Prophesy on a webpage, and wondered whether or not it was a typo or a real word.

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