Monthly Archives: November 2012

Natural Disasters On This Day, November 30

In 1783 a 5.3 magnitude earthquake occured in New Jersey.

In 1954 the Hodges Meteorite crashed through the roof of a house and hit a woman who was taking a nap.  It is the only  documented case of someone getting hit by a space rock.

 

 

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Dog Tip of The Day, November 30

It seems like it is easier to do daily grooming and dental care with my Shepherd when he is at eye level.  I try to do this when he is on the tailgate of the truck right after I take him out of his crate.  After he gets down on the ground he seems uninterested in getting combed.

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Science Birthdays, November 30

Today is the birthday of Ernst Chladni, born in 1756, he is considered the “Father of Acoustics for his research on vibrating plates and for calculating the speed of sound in different gases.  He also did pioneering studies of meteorites and is referred to as the “Father of Meteoritics”

Tennant Smithson, born in 1761, lost both parents as a child and was self educated, his hobby was chemistry, he attended lectures by Joseph Black in 1781, He met Carl Wilhelm Scheele and made friends with Jons Jacob Berzelius, along with his assistant William Wollaston, he showed that the diamond was all carbon, he discovered iridium and osmium in 1803.  Smithson was killed when a small drawbridge gave way under him and his horse catapulted him into a ditch, his mother was also killed while riding a horse.

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Dog Tip of The Day, November 29

Make your dog’s birthday a special day, just like you do for kids.  Wrap up some presents for them.  make them a special treat.  Take them to their favorite place.  The enjoyment you receive will more than compensate you for your time and effort.  Dogs love tearing open presents and of course they love treats and special places.  If this doesn’t make your day just as special watching them, you shouldn’t have a dog.

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Natural Disasters, November 29

In 2007 a 7.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Martinique affects the Caribbean from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.

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Science Birthdays, November 29

Today is the birthday of John Ray, born in 1628,  he was the first to give a biological definition of the term species.

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I Love Salad

I Love Salad.

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