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December 31, 2023

Queen of Denmark Margarethe II announces abdication live on TV

Source: BBC

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II has announced her surprise abdication in a new year TV address.

She will abdicate the throne on 14 January, which will be 52 years to the day since she became queen.

Her eldest son Crown Prince Frederik will take the role of king following Margrethe's departure.

The 83-year-old is the longest serving monarch in Danish history, taking the throne after the death of her father King Frederik IX in 1952.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-67854395

December 30, 2023

Soothesayer's 2024 forecast excerpts on TFG

TRUMP’s planetary configurations (Saturn and Mars in Aquarius and Pisces) during the coming legal trials in March/April/May do not favor him. If they are not postponed, juries are likely to convict him, effectively removing him as a candidate. Trump, the former “star” of The Apprentice and Wrestle-Mania, will likely go crazy (not unusual) as the Libra lunar eclipse on March 25th hits his Neptune and the April 8 Solar Eclipse is opposite his Jupiter. He has already called immigrants “vermin” and stated he will become a “dictator” on day one if he is re-elected. Last month, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled him ineligible to be on the ballot due to his leading the insurrection on Jan. 6. The State of Maine followed. The Supreme Court will likely overturn these rulings.

Trump’s progressed Moon in Scorpio will square (conflict with) his progressed Saturn in May while transiting Neptune (illusions and disillusion) will inconjunct (destabilize) his ascendant. Uranus (disruption) in his 10th House of Career will square his progressed Mercury, trine his Solar Arc Mercury, and sextile his natal Saturn. He will keep on ceaselessly talking. His progressed Sun is sextile his Natal Mercury, further reinforcing his diatribes. The transiting planets in the chart of the Republican Convention in July 2024, are also very unfavorable for Trump. Transiting Uranus and Mars in his 10th House of Career are square his Mars. However, if he is removed from the ticket, there may be violent protests.


December 23, 2023

From now on I'm calling him

Poopy Le Pew

November 26, 2023

Anyone remember the Hutzler Banana Slicer reviews?

Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars No more winning for you, Mr. Banana!
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2011
For decades I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. "Use a knife!" they say. Well...my parole officer won't allow me to be around knives. "Shoot it with a gun!" Background check...HELLO! I had to resort to carefully attempt to slice those bananas with my bare hands. 99.9% of the time, I would get so frustrated that I just ended up squishing the fruit in my hands and throwing it against the wall in anger. Then, after a fit of banana-induced rage, my parole officer introduced me to this kitchen marvel and my life was changed. No longer consumed by seething anger and animosity towards thick-skinned yellow fruit, I was able to concentrate on my love of theatre and am writing a musical play about two lovers from rival gangs that just try to make it in the world. I think I'll call it South Side Story.

Banana slicer...thanks to you, I see greatness on the horizon.
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November 23, 2023

Overstuffed Thanksgiving weirdness

Turkey with lemon

Candied Turkey:

Pickle Pumpkin Pie:

And to make sure you're completely stuffed:

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 14, 2023

Your new Tuesday weirdness!

November 9, 2023

Batteries of the future: How cotton and seawater might power our devices

BBC Future
By Chris Baraniuk
8th November 2023

Zip. The power's out. But on a street in India, there's a cash machine still happily dispensing banknotes. Thanks, in part, to burnt cotton. For this cash machine has a backup battery inside it – a battery that contains carbon from carefully combusted cotton.

"The exact process is secret, to be honest with you," says Inketsu Okina, chief intelligence officer at PJP Eye, the Japanese firm that made the battery. He's not joking, either. "The temperature is secret and atmosphere is secret. Pressure is secret," he continues, cagily.

Okina does say that a high temperature is required, above 3,000C (5,432F). And that 1kg (2.2lbs) of cotton yields 200g (7oz) of carbon – with just 2g (0.07oz) needed for each battery cell. The firm bought a shipment of cotton in 2017 and still hasn't used all of it, says Okina.

In the batteries developed by the company, together with researchers at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, carbon is used for the anode – one of the two electrodes between which flow ions, the charged particles in batteries. Ions move in one direction when the battery is charging and in the other direction when it releases energy to a device. The majority of batteries use graphite as an anode but PJP Eye argues their approach is more sustainable, since they can make anodes using waste cotton from the textile industry.


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