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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

https://wassermatrix.ch/

I like this bit: "Diese Handsonde dient dazu das Wasser zu informieren "

Sounds convincing to me, I dislike ignorant water.

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56508475

Maybe odd for some of us but if you are Egyptian! Cool👍

Cool is an understatement!  Those people know how to put on a show.  The Cleopatras were all simply stunning, along with the limos, the pageantry, the music, ...  👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼   Liz & Richard must have been up there clapping away.  😂 

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'You can read this important paper, linked here, whose abstract begins thusly:

The latitudinal gradient in species richness, with more species in the tropics and richness declining with latitude, is widely known and has been assumed to be stable over recent centuries. We analyzed data on 48,661 marine animal species since 1955, accounting for sampling variation, to assess whether the global latitudinal gradient in species richness is being impacted by climate change. We confirm recent studies that show a slight dip in species richness at the equator.

 

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Or you can click this link instead and read the First Dog in the Moon version, though I should probably warn you that I don’t think his editors have properly emasculated his take on things to bring it into compliance with the stylebook.'

- Mike Peterson, http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2021/04/10/csotd-cest-le-weekend/

First Dog on the Moon is an Australian strip.

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Swiss people can be funny. They designed the smallest gold coin in the world with the head of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out. You can't see it with the naked eye, however.

 

http://www.swissmint.ch/e/aktuell/neuheiten/klein-gold.php

 

"It goes without saying that the smallest gold coin in the world comes in specially developed packaging. After all, neither image on the minted sides can be discerned with the naked eye. So Swissmint has commissioned special packaging complete with magnifying lenses and light, ensuring that you can examine the smallest gold coin while still keeping it safely stored."

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17 minutes ago, LukeSkywalker said:

Hester Ford, aged 116 or 115, passed away in North Carolina. She had 126 great-great-grandchildren. Wow. Her husband died already in 1963 at age 57. They had 12 children. She survived WWI, the Spanish flu, WWII and baggy pants.

https://gerontology.wikia.org/wiki/Hester_Ford

Fascinating!  I love these stories because my great-grandmother was also a US supercentenarian who lived to be 111 (1888-1999) in southern Louisiana. And Hester, like my GG, was born as a McCardell.  I guess it's those Irish genes?  😂

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I love these stories as well, BethAnn!

My wonderful American friend Armenio had great genes. Mum made 100. Dad ( I think ) 97.

Unfortunately, Armenio himself ( and we had phoned a few weeks before and he said “ hey John. I am in glorious health and can you make it over here?) “ passed away at the age of around 75. )
 

His wife sent me a message , having listened to my Voicemail  ( or Handy message ) or whatever it was called to Armenio about 7 or 8 years ago. 
And  we both had reason to cry. A wonderful man and friend.

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@katheliz

No matter how I search I can't find the original cartoon. My question is if there are any more, because it's quite brilliant. 

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