Monday, April 22, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – S is for Snailfish

April 2, 2023 – Deepest living fish ever recorded, the snailfish, at depth of 27,349 feet (8,336 meters) in the Izu-Ogasawara Trench, near Japan

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2023/4/snailfish-sink-to-new-lows-to-extend-their-record-as-the-worlds-deepest-fish-743278

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deepest-fish-discovered-more-than-5-miles-below-the-sea-surface1/

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Famous birthdays week #17

Last week:
April 18, 1963 – Conan O’Brien
April 21, 1926 – Queen Elizabeth II

Last year we looked at major world events that occurred each week. For 2024 let's look at birthdays of famous people for each week of the year.

For this week, we have:

April 23, 1940

#1
April 26, 1936

#2
Your task is to guess who each person is. To avoid spoiling it for people who come after you, do NOT put the person's name in the comments! Instead, write something about that person. For example, if your guess for person #1 is “Joe Biden”, write something like “#1 - current US president” in the comments. Don't use the name.





Saturday, April 20, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – R is for Radioactive

January 27, 2023 – Tiny radioactive capsule fell out of a truck somewhere in Western Australia

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-aims-bigger-fines-week-into-outback-hunt-radioactive-capsule-2023-02-01/

https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/01/australia/australia-radioactive-capsule-found-intl-hnk/index.html

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Friday, April 19, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – Q is for Quasar

February 19, 2024 – The brightest known object in the universe is identified as a quasar, 500 trillion times brighter than the sun, powered by a supermassive black hole.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/astronomers-discover-the-brightest-known-object-in-the-universe-shining-500-trillion-times-as-bright-as-the-sun-180983815/

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/feb/20/astronomers-discover-universes-brightest-object-a-quasar-powered-by-a-black-hole-that-eats-a-sun-a-day

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – P is for Population

April 24, 2023 – India surpasses China as the worlds most populous country, with 1,425,775,850 people (estimated to reach 1.7 billion by 2064)

https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/publication/un-desa-policy-brief-no-153-india-overtakes-china-as-the-worlds-most-populous-country/

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – O is for Shohei Ohtani

May 3, 2023 – LA Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani joins NY Yankee legend Babe Ruth as the only pitchers to strike out 500 batters and hit over 100 career home runs 

https://www.mlb.com/news/shohei-ohtani-joins-babe-ruth-in-500-strikeout-100-home-run-club

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/04/sport/shohei-ohtani-babe-ruth-mlb-record-spt-intl/index.html

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

#AtoZChallenge – N is for New York City

April 12, 2023 – New York City appoints it first-ever “rat czar”, a director of rat mitigation

https://www.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/249-23/mayor-adams-anoints-kathleen-corradi-nyc-s-first-ever-rat-czar-#/0

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