Norman Just Wants You to Be Clean

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Scientists Place Trump’s Face in Baboon Feces

I strongly suspect that it was revealed by the illustrator or the scientists who published the paper. What’s the point of a great prank if you’re the only one who knows about it.

On 31 January 2018, Kenneth Chiou and Christina Bergey published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports describing a method for sampling the genome of an animal population via feces: We have developed a method that makes noninvasive population genomics economically and practically feasible for the first time, by exploiting natural, evolutionarily ancient differences in CpG-methylation densities between vertebrate and bacterial genomes to enrich the host genome from feces.That paper, titled “Methylation-based enrichment facilitates low-cost, noninvasive genomic scale sequencing of populations from feces,” included a detailed diagram of the methodological process for sampling the feces (indicated with red arrow):

Source: Snopes.com

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Wonderful Idea for Bus Drivers to Learn What it Feels Like to Be a Bicyclist

In Cariacica, Brazil, part of the bus driver training is to have the drivers ride on a stationary bike while a bus zooms by them at top speed, to give them a sense of how cyclists feel.

What a brilliant idea!

 

And here’s some Wheeeels! fun images:

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Coca-Cola May Make Marijuana-Infused Drinks After Partnering With Cannabis Company: Report

Wanna get high on Coke?

Back in the 60s one of the most enduring urban myths was that Big Brands, Inc (take your pick of which one) had trademarked/copyrighted/registered the name Panama Red/Acapulco Gold/Thai Stick (pick your popular choice). Fifty years later we now know those myths were just that but with the growing legalization of pot and the accompanying billions of dollars in revenue, Big Brands have started looking at opportunities.

The worldwide recognized soda brand was reportedly in “serious talks” with Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop a marijuana-infused range of drinks.

Kent Landers, a spokesman from Coca-Cola, however, did not accept or deny that the company was trying to negotiate a deal with Aurora, although he did drop a pretty big hint.

He told BNN Bloomberg “along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world. The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.”

Source: Coca-Cola May Make Marijuana-Infused Drinks After Partnering With Cannabis Company: Report

And while on the subject of intoxication, here’s an album of related images-

 

In this April 12, 2018, photo, nugs of marijuana await packaging at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. Yet cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and it still has many opponents. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Laughing gas may have given breath to life

If you’re of the opinion that Life has an inherent (and rather twisted) sense of humor, this may explain why-

Laughing gas and the mystery of Carl Sagan’s Faint Young Sun Paradox: When the sun shone dimmer an eon ago, Earth remained warm in spite of it likely thanks to a mix of greenhouse gases. Biogeochemists have now shown how N20, known today for its use as a dental anesthetic, may have made it into the mix.

Source: Laughing gas may have helped warm early Earth and given breath to life — ScienceDaily

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The Igloo™ igloo

I see what you did there.iglooigloo

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Signs of the Times

As part of the renovation and improvement of Masonic Avenue, a welcome project for me since I regularly bicycle on it and enjoy its newly smooth surface and separated bike lanes, there has been installed this delightful bit of public art in the triangular space at the intersection of Geary Blvd. and Masonic Ave:

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The acacia trees that once covered this traffic island had nearly reached the end of their natural lifespan and their roots had begun to crack the concrete so they were replaced with Canary Island date palms (*Phoenix canariensis).
*Given that the phoenix is the City’s symbol and is on our flag, there’s a nice synchronicity to this choice.

Amidst the palms are 3 pillars with arrows show direction and distance to places near and far. I’m sure the work has a name but as the construction of the brickwork surface is still going on, no identifying plaque has yet been added.

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Distant places

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Medical and Social Network sites

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Local spots

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The three sign posts seem to be divided among distant places, medical and care facilities, and local places.

These are the same images enlarged and cropped:

There is not yet a clue as to the criteria for selection and many of the arrows are left blank. This may be for future spots but I haven’t a clue yet.
I will update the title and other info as it becomes available.

 

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Someday Funnies XXI

Mostly comics but a bunch of other things I’ve found amusing.

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Detritus of Dope

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With the exception of the wooden stash pipe at the bottom that I bought at the Psychedelic Shop soon after my arrival in San Francisco in 1976, everything including the flag, in this display was found (or given to me) in the Haight over the last couple of years.
Gee, it’s almost as if potheads were forgetful or careless…

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My Daughter Receiving Her Master’s Degree

From NYU IN Applied Psychology.

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