Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

French Toast Theory

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Let's do some problem solving.

Equation 1.  Would you put sugar on a piece of toast?    Negative

Equation 2.  Would you put sugar on eggs?     Negative

French toast is toast covered in egg.

The sum of two negative integers is a negative integer.

Result:  Eggs + Toast = French Toast
              -1          -1    =      -2

Sugar on French Toast?    super negative
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Wild Animals

I was looking up pictures of crazy animals to send to Sokty - they are so cool, everyone should enjoy them.



1. Giant Isopod

A giant isopod is species of crustacean related to shrimp and crabs. They are thought to be abundant in cold, deep waters of the Atlantic.
In Northern Taiwan and other areas, they are not uncommon at seaside restaurants. The white meat, similar to crab or lobster in texture, is then easily removed.
Maturing to a length between 19 and 37 cm (7.5 to 14.5 in), and maximally reaching a weight of approximately 1.7 kg (3 lb); most other isopods range in size from 1–5 cm.

2. Cymothoa Exigua

This parasite replaces the fish’s tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish.[Once C. exigua replaces the tongue, some feed on the host’s blood and many others feed on fish mucus. They do not eat scraps of the fish’s food. This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host organ.

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3. Mexican Walking Fish

The Mexican walking fish is on the verge of extinction. It’s a kind of amphibian called a caecilian, and lives in the waters off Mexico.

4. Glass Frog

The glass frog is endangered. Note the visible organs in this beautiful specimen. Unfortunately, with tropical rainforests in Central and South America threatened (in some places, the problem is actually worse than it was in previous decades), the glass frog may go extinct.

5. Coconut Crabs

That is a giant crab on a garbage can. They’re native to Guam and other Pacific islands. Coconut crabs aren’t endangered, per se, but due to tropical habitat destruction they are at risk. In WWII, American soldiers stationed in the Pacific theater wrote home with tales about entire atolls being covered in the armor-plated giants. These crabs can crack a coconut in one swipe; but they’re generally too slow to be very dangerous to humans.


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