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watch: penguins get private tour of nelson-atkins museum of art in kansas city

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despite the many performances and cultural institutions you can virtually visit, watch and enjoy from home during the COVID-19 lockdown, boredom has affected us all as the weeks roll on. and this also seems to be the case for the penguins at the kansas city zoo in missouri, who recently took a field trip to the empty galleries of the nelson-atkins museum. on their private tour, our winged friends studied key movements in the field of art, from baroque to french impressionism.

 

its not animals in art; its animal enjoying it. watch the video to join the full field trip,

 

 

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Students are throwing ‘coronavirus parties’ to see who gets infected first

 

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Students in Alabama have been throwing ‘Covid parties’ to see who can catch the virus first, an official has claimed. Tuscaloosa City Councillor Sonya McKinstry said guests invited to the bashes all ‘put money in a pot’ and ‘whoever gets Covid first gets the pot’.

 

 

Trump says coronavirus ‘will disappear’ despite 52,000 new US cases in one day

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In an interview with Fox News, the US president continued to describe coronavirus as a nuisance that he hopes will just go away. He said: ‘I think we are going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.’

 

But according to data from Johns Hopkins University, there were 52,898 new cases yesterday, while the number of deaths stands at 128,062 – the world’s highest number by far.

 

 

Thoses students need keeping an eye on as they seem to have the potential to become future presidents 🧐

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Breathing new life into colonizing the Moon? ESA to begin producing oxygen from LUNAR DUST

 

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Based on samples brought back from the Moon over the years, it turns out that lunar regolith (moon rock) is made up of 40 to 45 percent oxygen by weight, making it the satellite’s single most abundant element, which is incredibly fortunate for future human colonization plans.

 

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Not an early riser? Here's some good news if you're hoping to view Comet NEOWISE

 

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Stargazers have the opportunity to spot a rare object in the sky this month as a newly discovered comet flies through the inner solar system for the first time in 6,800 years.

Comet NEOWISE has been getting brighter and brighter in the early-morning sky, and this week, it will become visible in the evening after sunset.

“Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) – discovered back in March by NASA's NEOWISE mission – is getting the attention of skywatchers across the Northern Hemisphere this month,” NASA said.

 

 

Also apparently you can see five of the planets in the night sky this month too. 😎

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abarbarian

barcelona opera house reopens with a concert for more than 2,000 plants

 

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following the COVID-19 lockdowns, barcelona’s el liceu opera house has reopened with a concert to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. created by spanish conceptual artist eugenio ampudia, the concert for the biocene saw the UceLi string quartet perform ‘crisantemi’ by puccini as a response to ampudia’s quarantine time which allowed him to build a greater connection with nature.

 

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it was like ‘a visual poem, both a subtle metaphor but one which makes us smile,’ said the liceu’s artistic director victor garcia de gomar.

 

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once the concert was over, the plants were subsequently delivered to 2,292 health professionals, specifically from the clínic de barcelona hospital, accompanied by a certificate from the artist. if you missed the livestream presentation, you can watch it again on the above video and make sure you share it with your plants.

 

Personally I think these folk are totally barking or they have smoked and snorted too many of the plants.😎

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Swarm of flying ants caught on weather radar over south coast


 

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The Met Office’s radar imagery picked up the cloud of ants, around 50 miles wide, over Kent and Sussex.

Smaller swarms can be seen over London.

The Met Office tweeted a video of the swarm and said: “It’s not raining in London, Kent or Sussex, but our radar says otherwise.

“The radar is actually picking up a swarm of #flyingants across the southeast.”


 


 

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Flying ant day occurs when males and new queens leave the nest to mate, with many ant colonies doing so on the same day.

According to the Royal Society of Biology, there is not always one flying ant day, but as many as 96% of days between June and September flying ants are spotted.

 

 

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The Forgotten Drink That Caffeinated North America for Centuries

 

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Every morning, every day, 85 percent of Americans alter their state of consciousness with a potent psychoactive drug: caffeine. Their most common source is the roasted seeds of several species of African shrubs in the genus Coffea (coffee), while other Americans use the dried leaves of a species of Camellia plant from China (tea).

Americans love caffeine, but few realize just how ancient the North American craving for caffeine truly is. North Americans have been enthusiastically quaffing caffeinated beverages since before the Boston Tea Party, before the English founded Jamestown, and before Columbus landed in the Americas. That is to say: North Americans discovered caffeine long before Europeans “discovered” North America.

Cassina, or black drink, the caffeinated beverage of choice for indigenous North Americans, was brewed from a species of holly native to coastal areas from the Tidewater region of Virginia to the Gulf Coast of Texas. It was a valuable pre-Columbian commodity and widely traded. Recent analyses of residue left in shell cups from Cahokia, the monumental pre-Columbian city just outside modern-day St. Louis and far outside of cassina’s native range, indicate that it was being drunk there. The Spanish, French, and English all documented American Indians drinking cassina throughout the American South, and some early colonists drank it on a daily basis. They even exported it to Europe.

 

 

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Qantas just retired its last 747. It traced the company's classic kangaroo logo in its flight path after leaving Sydney on its final journey to the Boeing resting place. 😎

 

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10 hours ago, sunrat said:

Qantas just retired its last 747. It traced the company's classic kangaroo logo in its flight path after leaving Sydney on its final journey to the Boeing resting place. 😎

 

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Aw that is so sweet what a nice way to sign off. 😎

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Salmonella Outbreak: Red Onions Are Causing These Symptoms

 

Salmonella Outbreak In Over 30 States Linked To California Red Onions


 

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The outbreak had previously baffled the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the outbreak reportedly affecting hundreds in over 23 states, including Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota, Arizona, Virginia, Florida, Nebraska, Maine, Oregon and Utah. That number, CBS reports, has since grown to over 30 states, with 396 people sickened and nearly 60 hospitalized since the outbreak began in July.

It is believed this same outbreak has also spread to Canada, which is launching its own investigation.

 

This outbreak is the second to affect the United States in recent weeks, with another linked to backyard poultry operations also identified. That particular outbreak is believed to have sickened 938 people in 48 states, leading 151 to be hospitalized and causing one death, ABC News Raleigh reports. That outbreak began in May.

Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, and can occur anywhere between six hours and six days following exposure to the bacteria. Symptoms usually last between four and seven days.

 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 


 

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The states with reported salmonella infections as of July 29, 2020 are:

Alaska, with 6 illnesses, Arizona, with 14 illnesses, California, with 49 illnesses, Colorado, with 10 illnesses, Florida, with 3 illnesses, Idaho, with 5 illnesses, Illinois, with 10 illnesses, Indiana, with 2 illnesses, Iowa, with 15 illnesses, Kansas, with 1 illness, Kentucky, with 1 illness, Maine, with 4 illnesses, Maryland, with 1 illness, Michigan, with 23 illnesses, Minnesota, with 10 illnesses, Missouri, with 6 illnesses, Montana, with 33 illnesses, Nebraska, with 5 illnesses, Nevada, with 5 illnesses, New York, with 4 illnesses, North Carolina, with 3 illnesses, North Dakota, with 5 illnesses, Ohio, with 7 illnesses, Oregon, with 71 illnesses, Pennsylvania, with 2 illnesses, South Carolina, with 1 illness, South Dakota, with 11 illnesses, Tennessee, with 5 illnesses, Texas, with 1 illness, Utah, with 61 illnesses, Virginia, with 4 illnesses, Washington, with 2 illnesses, Wisconsin, with 5 illnesses and Wyoming, with 11 illnesses.

 

 

My guess is that this is caused by fertilizing with untreated sewage. 😎

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