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  • WickedWitchOfTheWest shared from Deathbed by Sebastian J. Howley
    one thing I have learned in my life is that nothing you can say or do will ever change someone if they don’t want to change.
    Note: True!
  • WickedWitchOfTheWest shared from Curious Folks Ask 2: Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (FT Press Science) by Sherry Seethaler
    our calendar developed through a series of patches to older versions, vestiges of which are apparent not only in the calendar’s complexity, but also in the inappropriate naming of the months. September, October, November and December mean, respectively, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth month.
    Note: Funny!
  • WickedWitchOfTheWest shared from Curious Folks Ask 2: Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (FT Press Science) by Sherry Seethaler
    It was well known by the 1800s that cannonballs fired along a north–south line in the Northern Hemisphere tended to land to the right of their direction of travel. This apparent deflection is caused by the Coriolis effect, the rotation of Earth beneath the cannonball.
    Note: Apparently I'm a bit behind the times cause I didn't know this. Cool info though!
  • WickedWitchOfTheWest shared from Curious Folks Ask 2: Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (FT Press Science) by Sherry Seethaler
    a belt of deserts circles the globe at approximately the same latitude, near 30° north and south. These deserts include the Mojave, Sonoran, Sahara, and Arabian deserts in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Atacama, Kalahari, and Australian deserts in the Southern Hemisphere.
    Note: I never noticed this before. Cool!
  • WickedWitchOfTheWest shared from Curious Folks Ask 2: Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (FT Press Science) by Sherry Seethaler
    Each species of cricket has its own song, but the song also varies within a population. A male’s song is revealing. Larger males have a song with a lower carrier frequency, or pitch. Females seem to be able to determine the relative size of a male cricket from his song because they find lower pitch songs more attractive. Temperature affects crickets’ chirp rates. The Old Farmer’s Almanac provides a formula to convert the chirp rate to temperature. To get the temperature in Fahrenheit, count the number of chirps in 14 seconds and add 40. It may not be as accurate as a thermometer, but if...
    Note: Cool info to know.