From the Juneau Empire:
“Most people have heard of the beneficial qualities of fish oil but few have heard of a Band-Aid made from crab shells. The potential uses for seafood byproducts are numerous and range from salmon leather shoes to stem cell research.
“Kasberg is starting modestly. The first items for sale from Tidal Vision will include salmon leather wallets, purses and belts, along with clothing made from crab shells. Chitosan, the useful element created from shells and woven into fiber, inhibits bacterial growth and absorbs sweat, effectively preventing odor.
“Imagine wearing crab shell socks.”
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. So put on your socks with funky colors and designs to show your support! It’s too late to get the official socks for 2015, but you can find out more about the campaign at Down Syndrome International.
Fred McFeely Rogers would be 87 years old today. We still miss you, Mister Rogers
As Google attempts to take over the sky and provide wireless internet via balloons, they’ve found that engineers’ socks are important.
“…Google X engineers had to deal with persistent leaks in the polyethylene of the balloons. ‘We were so desperate that we ended up doing a detailed study about the fluffiness of the socks of the techs who did the balloons,’ Teller said, because they had to walk on the balloons when they were assembling them. And it mattered; when techs wore fluffier socks, they had fewer balloon leaks.”
Read more about Google’s diabolical efforts at Yahoo.
“For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird,
and withal a true original Native of America…
He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage,
and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards
who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.”
March 19 is National Poultry Day. And if Ben Franklin has gotten his way, the United States’ national bird would be included. However, Ben’s feelings were less about the turkey and more about the Bald Eagle.
In the late 1770s, as the Constitution was being drafted and the nation was being founded, Ben was part of a committee to design the National Seal. But, like most committee matters, no one could come to an agreement. Ben just didn’t like the bald eagle and felt that nearly any other bird, including the native wild turkey, was a more fitting image for the young, upstart nation. You can read the whole story in a great article over at Slate.
And don’t forget to flaunt your fine-feathered-friend socks.