Tuesday, March 13, 2012
It's coming Saturday - but I did learn something from my friend Eva - who lives in Ireland - not only do they celebrate it on the 17th they also have the day off on Monday! I believe it is in celebration of Saint Patrick bringing Christianity to Ireland.
Now this is one - I think - brilliant dog here. He hates the water and the ball he wants is in the water. Only 30 seconds.
Do see what is hanging off those utility wires?
Pogo Moose Incident - Columbia Falls, Montana. North Western Energy crews were laying new power cables which were strung on the ground for miles. The moose are rutting right now and very agitated. He was thrashing around and got his antlers stuck in the cables. When the men (miles away) began pulling the lines up with their big equipment, the moose went up with them. They noticed excess tension in the lines and went searching for the problem. He was still alive when they lowered him to the ground. He was a huge 60 inch bull and slightly teed off!
Thought for the day:
~~"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate." ~ Joseph Priestley
The chemical element Oxygen (Symbol O) was discovered by Joseph Priestley (1733–1804). The minister and scientist was born on this day in Leeds, England.
The deeply religious Priestly tried to find ways for science to improve and celebrate life. A meeting with Benjamin Franklin in 1766 inspired Priestly to further study electricity and write History of Electricity (1767).
Priestly then focused his research on gases, discovering oxygen in 1774. This discovery laid the foundation for the understanding of the oxygen-carbon dioxide interaction of living things.
The inquisitive Priestly should also be called the "father of soda pop," since his discovery of soda water led to a carbonated beverage craze in Europe... and eventually the world.
During his lifetime, Priestly discovered 20 "airs" including nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, and ammonia. Now that's a lot of gas...~~
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I thought this was interesting - how about you? What are your plans for St. Pat's day? I am from Chicago and they actually paint the river green for the day!