Lifehacker just did an article on Food Myths. That is, things that people think are true, but aren’t. The full article explains each. Here are the myths:
- Myth: Eat a hearty breakfast, first thing in the morning.
- Myth: You need small meals every 2-3 hours.
- Myth: You need to eat immediately after a workout.
- Myth: You need to stop eating a few hours before bedtime.
Researchers have found a new dwarf planet in our solar system. It’s about the size of Iowa, and is the 6th dwarf planet. It’s official name is 2014 UZ224. It’s currently about 91 times as far from the sun as Earth is (Pluto averages 39 times). It’s just inside the orbit of Eris. It’s orbital period is about 1100 years.
Humans have trouble understanding very large and very small quantities. Stuff over a million, or smaller than 1/1000th is just difficult for us to conceptualize. For example, we tend to think that a billion isn’t that much bigger than a million. But there are 1000 millions in a billion.
Likewise, our understanding of time and how long ago things happened is kind of fuzzy. Here is a great visualization of time. (there are some naughty words in there, beware if you are of timid sensibilities)
One thing that I found surprising is that Cleopatra is closer in time to us now, than she is to when the Egyptian pyramids were built.