August 16, 2017

Miscellany #80

In 1956, it took four men and a truck to transport 5MB of memory That's the equivalent of 1 song on an iPod.

 1956 5 Mb

Goldfish make ALCOHOL in their cells to survive months without oxygen in icy waters -

They convert lactic acid into ethanol which keeps them alive under frozen lakes ....Research led by the University of Liverpool and Oslo found crucian carp produce between 50 and 100 mg per millilitre in their blood. 'This puts them above the legal drink drive limit in most countries', lead researcher Michael Berenbrink, an evolutionary physiologist at the University of Liverpool.

Italy's tiniest VOLCANO is a four foot high 'flaming fountain'

'The Volcano of Monte Busca', up the slope near Tredozio village, Province of Forli, is barely more than a small pile of rocks on a hill.  Yet, the flame burns day and night, come rain or shine, as a result of natural gases from under the surface.

 Tiniest Volcano

Genius Church Signs That Will Make You Laugh

 Church Sign Apple Terms

Introducing Steve - a Newly Discovered Astronomical Phenomenon

 Large Aurora Steve

Rare Photos of Elvis as a Child and Teenager

 Elvis-Presley-1946

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Read Audiobooks To Your Dogs While You’re Away
Available titles include "A Dog's Purpose," “Soldier Dogs” and “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

'Crown Shyness'

A naturally occurring phenomenon where tree tops avoid touching is called 'crown shyness'.  The visual effect of images of crown shyness are akin to the appearance of winding rivers.

  Crown Shyness

Magical Beauty Of Mushrooms Captured By Jill Bliss

Jill Bliss is an artist (and naturalist, educator, farmhand, caretaker, and deckhand) who lives on a small island in the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012 she sold her house and nearly everything she owned to move to the island and reconnect with nature after a busy career as a designer in New York and San Francisco. Using a wide assortment of the beautifully vibrant wild fungi she finds, Bliss turns them into stunning arrangements and photographs them for a project she calls Nature Medleys.

 Mushrooms-Medley-Jill-Bliss

Jaw-Dropping Long Exposure Photos

 Long Exposure Milky Way
#2 This Long-Exposure of the Milky Way Looks Like Fractal Geometry

 Long Exposure Candlelight Procession Salisbury Cathedral
#27 Long Exposure Photo Of Candle Procession At Salisbury Cathedral

 Long Exposure Train Canadian Rockies
#13 A Long Exposure Photo Of A Train Roaring Through The Canadian Rockies

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