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Online Gamers


This week New Scientist will have an article entitled, “Online gamers are fitter than you think“.

It seems the stereotype that gamers are overweight is in fact quite wrong, at least according to a US survey. The typical avid online gamer is actually in better than the current US average, with an average BMI of 25.2 compared to the overall average of 28.

Should this be surprising? Nope, I have often become so focused on my game that I can completely ignore any hunger I might be feeling.

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How small can you go?


Now that is small!

Now that is small!

World’s smallest snake

Just be glad it’s not interested in eating you! At about the width of spaghetti it could get into your house quite easily. It would rather have ants, termites and other things that size, like bed bugs.

3rd Rock from Sol Star


Planetary surveillance transmission:

Solar System, with names and a possible classification.

Solar System, with names and a possible classification.

The Naked Earth. Click for larger image.

The Naked Earth. Click for larger image.

Earth from above. Showing the region known as North America

Earth from above. Showing the region known as North America

Earth seen through Gamma Eyes.

Earth seen through Gamma Eyes.

Earth

Earth Topography

Surveillance transmission ends 131.252.735

Daily Giggle #1: Mystery box


I’ll try to keep these daily, but I might not manage. Today’s is from the April 30th Issue of New Scientist.

A COLLEAGUE from the New Scientist features department was in the English Lake District a few weeks ago, staying in a house on the marina of Lake Windermere. Walking along the boardwalk one morning he came across a large metal box with the following message on it: “CAUTION: To be kept closed at all times.”

Our colleague says he doesn’t know what was in the box and he supposes that he never will.

Daily Giggle; because laughter helps keeps boredom & stress away.

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