Archive | April 12, 2017

THE SPHINX—POPEYE AND OTHER THINGS

The Editor:  Popeye might have been right about spinach, LL.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/25/scientists-turn-spinach-leaf-working-heart-tissue/

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-heart-failure-health-shown.html

Spinach Cat:  That’s for sure.

Here are the DC Police removing a senile Supreme Court Justice from office.

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2017/04/10/video-shows-man-forcibly-removed-united-flight-chicago-louisville/100274374/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4396986/Passengers-film-moment-police-drag-man-United-plane.html

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446645/united-341-flight-reason-what-happened-golden-rule

Here is a good sailing destination.

http://www.upi.com/sponsors?prx_t=WY8CAAa0MAidMLA&utm_campaign=1611460-DPB-Winter-1.9.17-3.31.17&utm_source=N46002.1748112NATIVOINC10&utm_medium=display&utm_content=143601313;317749599

As always, watch out for gators. 

http://www.postandcourier.com/sports/it-was-literally-a-dinosaur-large-alligator-sneaks-up-on/article_c9d76a0a-13ed-11e7-a43b-fb9c85cf5a60.html

An Encouraging Boss

Image result for cartoon pic of bmw

A boss bought a new BMW car. His employee congratulated and praised him. The boss said, “If you too would work hard, show sincerity, be punctual, don’t take leaves, work overtime, and meet deadlines then…”

“Then what, sir?” asked the employee eagerly.

“Then I can buy a car bigger than this!”

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Leo Trio
Image Credit & Copyright: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

Explanation: This group is popular in the northern spring. Famous as the Leo Triplet, the three magnificent galaxies gather in one field of view. Crowd pleasers when imaged with even modest telescopes, they can be introduced individually as NGC 3628 (left), M66 (bottom right), and M65 (top). All three are large spiral galaxies but they tend to look dissimilar because their galactic disks are tilted at different angles to our line of sight. NGC 3628 is seen edge-on, with obscuring dust lanes cutting across the plane of the galaxy, while the disks of M66 and M65 are both inclined enough to show off their spiral structure. Gravitational interactions between galaxies in the group have also left telltale signs, including the warped and inflated disk of NGC 3628 and the drawn out spiral arms of M66. This gorgeous view of the region spans about one degree (two full moons) on the sky. The field covers over 500 thousand light-years at the trio’s estimated distance of 30 million light-years.

Tomorrow’s picture: galilean night