On March 15th, 2009, a bat was seen clinging to the external tank of NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery during the launch countdown for mission STS-119. Unable to move it from its resting place, NASA performed a risk assessment and determined that the shuttle could safely fly with the bat in tow. Due to the shuttle’s tank camera breaking during liftoff, the final footage we have of spacebat is an infrared photo during the first few moments of liftoff showing the bat's heat signature as it tenaciously continued to cling to the tank.
Though very unlikely, we like to believe that the bat made it to space and now continues to wander the stars as Earth's first Chiroptera envoy.
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." - Helen Keller
Okay, I probably will still scale it occasionally, a it also reduces it a little as well as caramelizing a bit, which is sometimes desired. But it's nice to know that I can safely skip this step.
"It used to be that scalding milk was necessary to kill bacteria that might affect the yeast activity and to alter a protein in the milk that played havoc with the gluten structure in bread. However, pasteurization has protected us from harmful bacteria and has altered the proteins, so scalding milk is no longer necessary." - Red Star Yeast
Site has some other good bread tips as well. Worth a read, if you are at all in to bread baking.
Often, illusions are crafted so well that they seem like reality. In an odd (but poetically symmetrical) manner, reality takes on more and more properties of illusion.
Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness - <http://goo.gl/YxfHSe>
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
- Douglas Adams English humorist & science fiction novelist (1952 - 2001)
In addition to being the name of my Nirvana punk cover band, it is a good description of my last three days. But, it has left me thinking quite a bit about: disease vectors, the power of Big Remedy, and whether snorting Lysol® would a) really hurt more than the seeming torture I was enduring, and b) would kill enough of the infection to make it worth smelling antiseptic potpourri for the rest of my life.
I also took time to consider things like Oh my GOD!! WHAT DID I JUST BLOW INTO THIS TISSUE?!! IS THAT NATURAL???!!!
Along those lines, I found this helpful infographic from the Cleveland Clinic. Hopfully, you find it helpfull as well.
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