7/24/2002

Rutabagas?

Filed under:General — eric @ 12:01 pm

Sorry, Schlake. I’d thought your ‘turnips’ were just soaking up pork juices and seasonings. If that’s their native color, then they’re not turnips at all but good old rutabagas.

Impact threat

Filed under:General — eric @ 9:55 am

The Palermo Scale is used by astronomers to measure the risk imposed to earth by an asteroid. It’s a logarithmic scale with values ranging (roughly) from -7 to +7. The specks of dust that hit us every day are at the low end and the dinosaur killer-type would be at the high end. Anything less than -2 can be ignored, and those between -2 and zero merit careful monitoring. For the first time, an object with a value greater than zero has been discovered — 0.06. Further observations will modify this, hopefully back into negative territory.

I went to post this to MetaFilter, but they’re already on the case.