Jewish date: 26 Marḥeshwan 5770 (Parashath Ḥayye-Sarah).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Friday the Thirteenth, World Kindness Day
Worthy causes of the day: “Save BioGems: Take Action: Save Yellowstone's Beloved Wolves” and “Earthjustice: Take Action: Taking the Wrong Path on Protecting Right Whales”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Cell Size and Scale”: This is a Flash presentation showing the relative sizes of things from a coffee bean all the way to a carbon atom. This should be useful for anyone trying to get a sense of perspective on different physical scales.
Don’t ask me, please, why anyone would build a trap for creatures which do not exist; I have no idea. This may be related to sending people on “snipe hunts” as a practical joke. Enjoy, share the weirdness, and Shabbath shalom.