There’s only a few times to use a pie chart, but to help you celebrate, there’s how to keep track of your intake:
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Apparently, “Dolphins Seem to Use Toxic Pufferfish to Get High.” Of course, pufferfish toxins are also part of why the fish is a delicacy in Japan. It just goes to show that nature finds its own, chaotic, uses for things.
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Oddly, I am unable to find this on Etsy. Perhaps the Disney Corporation, new owners of Star Wars, doesn’t like mousetraps?
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Today is John Harrison’s 352nd birthday, and Google has a doodle to celebrate. Harrison was rescued from historical obscurity by Dava Sobel’s excellent book Longitude, which documented Harrison’s struggle to first build and then demonstrate the superiority of his clocks to the mathematical and astronomical solutions heralded by leading scientists of the day. Their methods…
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In a memo issued Jan. 4 and rescinded about an hour later, Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan announced a new “Central Cloud Computing Program Office” — or “C3PO” — to “acquire the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud.”
“C3PO is authorized to obligate funds as necessary in support of the JEDI Cloud,” Shanahan, a former Boeing Co. executive, wrote, managing to get a beloved droid from the space-themed movies and an equally popular fictional order of warriors into what otherwise would be a routine message in the Pentagon bureaucracy.
The memo was recalled because “it was issued in error,” according to Shanahan’s spokesman, Navy Captain Jeff Davis.
Thanks to MC for the story.