Wordly Worldly Wednesday

Cross-posted from the Brock Log.
Need something to tickle the brain? Wordly Wednesday is here to stimulate your synapses.

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    Got a load of animal dung hanging around? Mental Floss has 6 great ways to use your extra poop.

    From fertilizer to fuel to flaming baggies on doorsteps, you probably know all the standard uses for dung. But apparently there’s a whole world of crap you don’t know. The following are 6 unexpected ways to make the most of animal dung.

    On the list of uses is spermicide, paper, and jewelry. It's true, oh, it's true.
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    image from Nasa.gov
    Saturn has hexagonal rings. They're visual in normal and infrared spectrums and were first observed in 1980.

    In the new infrared images, the strong brightness of the hexagon feature indicates that it is primarily a clearing in the clouds, which extends deep into the atmosphere, at least some 75 kilometers (47 miles) underneath the typical upper hazes and clouds seen in the daytime imagery by Voyager.

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    The longest word in the Oxford English dictionary is "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis".
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    The oldest continued government in the world is the Iroquois Confederacy. The Confederacy began in 1142, greatly influenced our current form of government in the U.S., and continues today.

    The original United States representative democracy, fashioned by such central authors as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, drew much inspiration from this confederacy of nations. In our present day, we can benefit immensely, in our quest to establish anew a government truly dedicated to all life's liberty and happiness much as has been practiced by the Six Nations for over 800 hundred years.

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    Above all things, reverence yourself.

    Pythagoras (582 BC - 507 BC) Wisdom from the past is often more valuable, and more reverberating, today. If we fail to take care of ourselves, to revere ourselves, it isn't possible take care of others. Give yourself a little time today. Sit in a darkened corner, or in the bright sunlight (my preference), and just be for five minutes. You'll feel better. Believe me, you will.
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    How's your Wordly Worldly Wednesday?
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    Comments

    Beautiful post, Thomas.

    The wiggle blue lines give me a bit of a headache, but I can take it! Just keep writing this great stuff.

    A

    PS I don't have a lot of extra poop lying around, but with the Dole campaign promising to spend $20 million (HA!) there will be more than enough to work with.

    The Iroquois Confederacy

    and it's foundational influence on our own government's fundamental structure wasn't taught in my school days. My daughter learned about it, though. That is progress in my book.

    In reading Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom I was intrigued to realize how the current South African system of government owes much to the Thembe tribal system of grievance airing, especially on the very local level and in the Truth and Reconcilliatoin Commissions.

    "They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

    Thomas -

    You are setting the bar high. I love these.

    (I have a moose poop refrigerator magnet. Well, it's not mine. It belongs to my husband. It grosses me out, but he insists on keeping it.)


    Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi