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The Hot Links Whisperer

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Crookes’ Radiometer doesn’t work in a complete vacuum because there’s no heat transfer.

Flight 25 podcast is entirely bitchin’. “Extended One-Hour Space Age flight featuring lounge and surf musics, and other galactic goodies…along with various stops in between.” This has been stuck in my head for decades.

Q: “Why are Saturn’s rings flat? Why isn’t the debris dispersed equally around the whole planet?
A: Because physics.

This past week a swarm of Lake Erie midges was spotted and tracked by Doppler radar in the Cleveland Ohio area.

Meanwhile, The WSJ declared a crisis: Why a Decline in Insects Should Bug You.

Walter E. Williams explains the difference between capitalism and socialism.


The missus attended an estate sale today, paid $10 for a set of cups, saucers, plates and a platter. This site offers replacement items, same vintage, same pattern, for $214. WIN!

The History of Pottery of Sebring, Ohio.


From The Fun Facts To Know And Tell Department:

I’d rather be a hamster than an ale; If I could, If I would.

Simon and Garfunkel scored a hit in 1970 with “El Cóndor Pasa.”
An earlier instrumental version made the charts in 1963 by Los Incas.
A copyright infringement lawsuit filed (by the son of Daniel Alomía Robles, the Frenchman who composed the song in Peru in 1913) was resolved amicably. The copyright dates to 1933.
It is revered in Peru as a song of national pride, and is the equivalent of “God Bless America” in the US. [h/t ricedelman.com]


[Top image: Eskimo Safety Matches found here.]

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2 Responses to “The Hot Links Whisperer”

  1. Dan Says:

    lol. Replacements.com is the last resort destination for china pieces. They’re at least 10x value on everything. So, still a good deal at $10, but not an investment-grade purchase.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Dan–
    Yeah, just found that out. We’re not cashing in, the stuff is a gift for Bunkarina.

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