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Friday 3 December 2021
Julian day 2459552.7477
The Twelve Months of the Year in 850 Languages and Dialects
SECOND EDITION in pdf
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US gov’t paper: Toothpaste ingredient Edathamil (EDTA) binds to calcium, removes plaque.
5200 tons (780 male African elephants worth) of ET dust falls annually.
Shreya Siddanagowda’s transplanted hands mysteriously changed skin tone to match hers
All hail: Princess Nina Döbler Menegatto is now Seborga's sole head-of-state.
For ultra-short attention spans: Smoking Cantata by Sir Edward Elgar (1919)
Rice University: We can now make graphene cheaply, from plastic trash
Forget Vantablack: MIT now has the blackest paint in the world
Gold leaf-wallpapered Mycenaean tombs discovered. Spectacular artwork.
The relative lack of hospitality you’ll find on North Sentinel Island
Opening a time capsule from 1795 — video recorded live
3D printer can now switch between multiple inks up to 50 times per second.
Besting the screaming piha, here's the world’s loudest bird (video further down in the article)
Approximate distance to the moon is currently
356,814 km (221,714 mi)
and it’s approaching at about 9.8 km/h (6.1 mph).
It’s slowing down.
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