And who would have known were it not for my Linux Calendar....
Emily Dickenson born, 1830
Metric system established in France, 1799
Nobel Peace Prize awarded each year
Foundation of Worker's Party in Angola
Human Rights Day
Thai Constitution Day…
I leave on Wednesday afternoon for London for the European Science Blogging conference, sponsored by NATURE -- wow, I can hardly believe this day is almost here! To say that I am very stressed out is an understatement. The thing that bothers me most is the fact that I have no vacation planning…
Because, of course, tomorrow is Mole Day. According to the National Mole Day Foundation:
Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster…
The domestic cat has a range of up to 10 km per day
this is significantly shorter than human which are excellent migrants, can sustain maybe 30 km per day.
At 10 km/day it would take a cat about 11 billion years to walk to alpha Centauri.
Which unfortunately would have burned out by then.