An Inside Tour of the International Space Station

A believer that Earth is flat once asked, “Why don’t the astronauts ever pan around with their camera so we can see the Earth is round?”

Just watch this video. There’s no question the earth is spherical and there’s no question this lady is weightless, or technically what we call microgravity, but just keep with weightless for now.

Researchers are not human

I just read this on CNN’s website: “Given its complex chemistry, it’s safe to say that Titan isn’t hospitable to humans. But it is attractive to researchers. ”

Apparently researchers aren’t human.

Titan is a moon of Saturn and the only moon in our solar system with a thick atmosphere. It is larger than the planet Mercury.

Boonton Boyds

Three boys, no girls. Seems to be the pattern of the Boonton Boyds in New Jersey. Lots of boys, hardly any girls. Same with my cousins.

I am the youngest of the generation of Boonton Boyds and the youngest child of Frank and Ruth Boyd.

The relatives that I hung out with were kids of my cousins. First cousins once removed they called us. The Zables. Don’t ask me about second cousins.

As for my direct cousins, some of them are PhD’s, MD’s, two Vets, and me. I’ve got no degree but I’m the most traveled of my older siblings and cousins. Only my niece, Nikki Boyd, has travelled more.

There was another. Never born. An older brother/sister. Thank you for having me after that!

Bread ties

Everybody in the known universe knows. I don’t care whether you’re from a metric, Imperial or U.S. country. Right means tight. You screw something in with a clockwise turn, you unscrew something with an anticlockwise screw.

So why are bread ties different?

Some of them you have to turn this way, some of them that way!

What’s the deal? Why are breadties different from the rest of the world?

How close are we from attaining immortality via technological and medical advancement?

We are no closer to attaining immortality of the body at all. We can cure and/or treat certain diseases and conditions of the body which undoubtedly extends our lives past the malady. However, certain things cannot be overcome. Most deaths are not caused by old age but by other means, however, when all else fails old age catches up and will always catch up.

There is only one living creature that I am aware of that is thought to be immortal and that is the flatworm. It regenerates itself continuously and never seems to die.

We, however, are not flatworms.

2017 Orionid Meteor Shower

In 2017, the Orionid meteor shower will be visible from October 2 to November 7. The shower is expected to peak on the night of October 20 and early morning of October 21.

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Halley’s comet causes the Orionids.

NASA/ESA/Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research

 

When Can I See the Orionids?

Orionids tend to be active every year in the month of October, usually peaking around October 20. At its peak, up to 20 meteors are visible every hour.

The best time to view the Orionids is just after midnight and right before dawn.