Saturday, October 15, 2016
A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world.
And if you are not excited enough already it features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer.
Located in Owen’s Valley, California, Lake Mono is one of North America’s oldest lakes−over 1 million years old in fact, with a salinity of about 2.5 times than the ocean. Rivers and streams that flow down from the Sierra Nevada give the lake its unusually high salt and mineral content. The lake is also well known for being very alkaline with a pH of about 9.8, due to its high concentrations of carbonates.
Friday, October 14, 2016
The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.
Little Suzie led off: “I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30,” she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.”
“Very good,” said the teacher.
Little Vicky was next: “I sold magazines,” she said, “I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events.”
“Very good, Vicky,” said the teacher.
Eventually, it was Little Joey’s turn. The teacher held her breath.
Little Joey walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk.
“$2,467,” he said.
“$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling”
“Toothbrushes,” said Little Joey.
“Toothbrushes,” echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”
“I found the busiest corner in town,” said Little Joey, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample.”
They all said the same thing, “Hey, this tastes like dog crap!”
Then I would say, “It is. Wanna buy a toothbrush?