Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just blog.

Did you know that Mars could be seen up in our night sky the day before yesterday?
According to news(from Nat geo and UM Astrophysics department), we could observe Mars last night, 29th January 2010 even via naked eye, when the red planet gets closest to Earth. This year Mars swung by at just 61 million miles (98 million kilometers) on January 27.

Apart from Mars, our cosmic neighbor, the Moon, will also be extraordinarily luminous. January's full moon is also called the wolf moon, according to Native American tradition associating this month's full moon with wolves howling in the cold midwinter. The 2010 wolf moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other full moon this year, because our cosmic neighbor will actually be closer to Earth than usual.

The moon will be at its closest perigee—the nearest it gets to our planet during its egg-shaped orbit—for 2010 at 4:04 a.m. ET Saturday, reaching a distance of 221,577 miles (356,593 kilometers) from Earth.

Anyway i missed the opportunity to observe Mars because I was busy working in Nagomi that night..There was this telescope set up by the Physics Department to observe the cosmic wonder,but I guess not many turned up for the event.

By the way, was working today and a kitchen staff showed me a seahorse amidst a school of fried prawn. It's dead of course, and they found it while frying the prawn.
This lil tiny creature is only the size of my thumb, and poor thing it swam too close to a group of prawn on that fateful day and was caught, probably by a trawler, as no other net could catch something that in the ocean.

Seahorses are fish from the family Syngnathidae. They have a horse-like head and prehensile tail, and gills which enable them to breath in the water. Seahorses are popularly known for male pregnancy. The male has a brood pouch below its abdomen, which serves to protect and nourish his babies. They are known to be the best dad in the world(and worse mom too). But recent studies reveal otherwise(for the dad part, mom stil sucks). It was revealed that during pregnancy daddy seahorse would often go hungry. So how do they sustain themselves?

ans: by sucking dry nutrients from SOME OF THEIR babies. NOT ALL!
no offence to all seahorse lovers out there, but I read this in Nat Geo website.

This small, less than a palm-size fish has reduced in numbers by over 80% since 1998. Further habitat loss will very likely drives them into local extinction.
I'm not a fan of seahorse consumption, and I'm totally against it.

ANyway, had a bad day at work today. My manager and supervisor got scoldings from customers, and I got some of the spilled milk too. The manager, however, advised me to ignore those customers, which I gladly did. They are fussy, ridiculously stupid and ignorant.
Anyway why spend time hating ppl? They don't even care so why should you?

I checked that person's profile via google(not gonna tell u how I did it), and found out that he's the CEO of a company.
Well,it's time to sleep =P


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