Odd Stuff (Part 2)

This was interesting and the pics of the step wells were really pretty.

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If you look very carefully, you’ll see that the northwest edge of Indiana – against the southern shore of Lake Michigan – is white rather than red. That’s because within that area, all the streams and rivers flow into the Great Lakes system, not the Mississippi River. This is also true for basically all of the state of Michigan including the UP.

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Yikes, a sprinkles dustup!!

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Don’t worry when they get Brexit done done done they can sell crunchy frogs and spring surprises all they like.

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The story describes this as a “large” meteorite but size is all relative. This was about the size of a cabbage but the extinction-level ones are meteorites too.

(Admittedly, I would probably also describe it as large if it landed in my bed.)

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If anybody is curious, the “disputed” red food coloring here is FD&C Red No. 3 (or E127 if you’re nasty). Fun fact is Mrs. Ficus is allergic to FD&C Red No. 40 which is in seemingly everything. Can’t even get prescription drugs without checking the data sheet these days.

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I’m more curious about “Kevin James” and “Boats”.

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And then as something I think is interesting, it used to be even less…the Missouri appeared along with the Yellowstone caldera around 600 millennia ago. Before that, water from the area flowed north, and more than half the continent all emptied through an even larger river.

PaleoBellRiverMap

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Snuggly.

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A mystery has been solved!

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Gary Larson, is that you?

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That’s like something straight out of r/ShittyTodayILearned or r/ShittyAskScience

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The likeness is uncanny.

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Exactly what my office door needed. Thanks!

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