Annually the world experiences around 16 million thunderstorms. Florida has the highest number in the United States, about 80-100 per year. Lightening is 5 times hotter than the surface of the Sun…
“Every day millions of people decide to grant their smartphone a bit more control over their lives or try a new and more effective antidepressant drug. In pursuit of health, happiness and power, humans will gradually change first one of their features and then another, and another, until they will no longer be human.” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
"Kind hearts are the gardens; kind thoughts are the roots; kind words are the flowers; kind deeds are the fruits." - English Proverb
Since the gravity of the sun is 28 times greater than that of Earth a person who weighs 150 pounds on Earth would weigh 4200 pounds on the Sun…
The sun declined, and we both fell into twilight silence. Night, which in autumn seems to fall from the sky at once, it comes so quickly, chilled us, and we rolled ourselves in our cloaks... ~Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly, Les Diaboliques
Japanese people have more pets than they do children…….
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In Quitman, Georgia a chicken may not cross the road………#chickenstoo………..
December 13 and 14th will be the peak of the Geminids meteor shower. . Over 100 multicolored meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini. It is as a result of debris left over by asteroid 3200 Phalthon.
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. John Burroughs
“The romantic contrast between modern industry that “destroys nature” and our ancestors who “lived in harmony with nature” is groundless. Long before the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens held the record among all organisms for driving the most plant and animal species to their extinctions. We have the dubious distinction of being the deadliest species in the annals of life.” ― Yuval Noah Harari, From Animals into Gods: A Brief History of Humankind
On December 15th Mercury reaches its greatest Western elongation and will be the best day to observe the planet.
“Invite people into your peace rather than joining them in their storm.” ― Carol 'CC' Miller
North Dakota grows the most sunflowers of any state in the U.S.