Monthly Archives: September 2011

34 (types of pasta)

Photo from EHow Here are 34 types of pasta from What’s On Your Plate? How many have you tried?  Just add hot water! anelli – bavette – bucatini – cannelloni – cappellini – ciriole – cochiglie – farfelle – fedelini – fettucine – funghini – fusilli – fusilli bucati – gemilli – lasagne – linguini [...]

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35 (to 50 percent of the cells in blood are red blood cells)

Image from FotoSearch The importance of the red blood cells is emphasized in a report in US News & World Report. “Red blood cells or erythrocytes account for about 35 to 50 percent of the cells in blood. Red blood cells are filled with hemoglobin, which enables them to deliver oxygen to the tissues of [...]

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NASA Reveals Cosmic Exclamation Point

NASA recently released an image of two galaxies colliding together in the formation of an enormous exclamation point. NASA explained that, “VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction. The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 [...]

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(Atomic number) 36 (Krypton and the history of the meter)

Photographs of Krypton Gas and Krypton Plasma: From Jefferson Lab Left – Krypton gas in a sealed glass tube. Center – A Tesla coil is used to excite the atoms in the gas, creating a plasma. Right – A longer exposure of the plasma with all of the room’s lights turned off. —————————————————————————— Of course, [...]

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37 (kW or 50 hp outboard motor)

50 HP MARINER 4 STROKE 6490 Image from Apollo Duck Among the many ways that power can be described are in horsepower (hp), watts (W) or kilowatts (kW).  Horsepower is used more often to describe mechanical energy. From WhatIs.com: “A power level of 1 hp is approximately equivalent to 746 watts (W) or 0.746 kilowatts [...]

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(8.23E+) 38 (cubic kilometers)

Photo from FotoSearch On How Stuff Works website, the following question has been presented and answered… “How many teaspoons are there in a cubic light year? “This is such a great question because it really makes you think about the scale of the universe! Let’s take a look. “A good starting point is the teaspoon. [...]

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Your Morning Cup

My mother raised me to believe that coffee is the elixir of life. Apparently, the world is in agreement with her. According to coffee-statistics.com, as of 2011, coffee shops represent the largest growing segment of the restaurant business (they currently have an annual growth rate of 7%). Around 115 million bags of coffee are produced [...]

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39 (0 kilometers per second)

Image from Universe Today. Milky Way in infrared. Image credit: COBE “This picture of the Milky Way was captured by NASA’s COBE satellite. This photograph was taken using the infrared spectrum, which allows astronomers to peer through the gas and dust that normally obscures the center of the Milky Way.” ——————————————————————————— Thinking about very big [...]

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