Time and family presses, so we’ll just have a few quick notes and items of interest on this pre-Thanksgiving Hump Day.
Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of Galaxies. Ours, obviously, would be in that 10%, although the jury is still out on the possibility of intelligent life in Congress.
The Delicious Science of Chinese Buffets. We have one in the Denver area we favor, the Great Wall buffet in Lakewood, where it is not only possible but probable to eat entirely too much. Too many Chinese buffets serve up a menu where everything tastes like it was dumped out of a can and heated, but the Great Wall serves up a wide variety of food that is obviously freshly made and piping hot.
But oh, the calories.
Breaking the boundaries of established science; what happens when you put a snail in the microwave? Yes, really.
Finally: Did Ben Franklin Want the Turkey As Our National Symbol? Perhaps not, although these days one wonders if the chicken would be more appropriate.
On that note, we return you to your pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday, already in progress.