Jewish date: 28 Ṭeveth 5770 (Parashath Wa’era’).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Bald Eagle Day, National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Ratification Day.
Worthy cause of the day: “Take Action: Help Protect Wilderness!”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Wet Plants Feel the Burn: A study in the journal New Phytologist confirms the gardener's belief that droplets of water resting on some types of leaves can focus sunlight until the plant's surface actually burns.”: I had no clue such a phenomenon occurred.
- “Chemical in Many Consumer Plastics Linked to Heart Disease”
- “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead”