Random Bidtits (8/1/2019)

  • Did you know that the Wikipedia page for “Jesus Christ” has a total of 457 reference citations while the Wikipedia page for “LeBron James” has a total of 408?  Oh, and “Pope Francis” has 581, “List of LGBT Firsts by Year” has 258, and “Sexuality in Ancient Rome” has 692.  Tough love, Jesus.  Those pesky Romans are always trying to slow his roll and cramp his style.
  • Here are some great sock designs for your perusal: (all can be found on Amazon)
  • One of my more cherished memories from age ~3-4 was climbing to the top of the kitchen cabinets and grabbing my parents’ General Foods International (Maxwell House) powdered creamer.  I’d sit on the kitchen counter and go to town on the french vanilla powder.  Who remembers this stuff from the photo below?  So delicious.  So scrumptious.  Here are some early General Foods International coffee commercials if you remember them.

Creamer

  • Finally, some of you will be familiar with the Tunguska event but if not, I found the Wikipedia page rather interesting.  From the Wikipedia page: “The Tunguska event was a large explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate (now Krasnoyarsk Krai), Russia, on the morning of 30 June 1908.  The explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened 2,000 square kilometres (770 square miles) of forest, and caused at least three human casualties.  The explosion is generally attributed to the air burst of a meteoroid.  It is classified as an impact event, even though no impact crater has been found; the object is thought to have disintegrated at an altitude of 5 to 10 kilometres (3 to 6 miles) rather than to have hit the surface of the Earth.”
  • Related to the last bullet point, here’s an article titled “How Often do Meteorites Hit the Earth?” that I found extremely interesting as well as a good summarizing photo:

Space Rock

That’s all!

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