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July 25, 2009

Denny's food is really, really bad for you

Consumerist - Scientists Agree: Denny's Is Dangerous - Dennys
Denny's entrees are loaded with dangerous amounts of salt, according to a class action suit filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The CDC recommends consuming no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium each day, but some Denny's entrees contain a whopping 5,500 milligrams. . . . Examples: # Moons Over My Hammy, a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich, has 2,580 mg of sodium by itself-more than even a healthy young person should consume in a day. It's served with hash browns (adding 650 mg of sodium) or grits (an additional 840 mg). # The Super Bird sandwich, served with regular French fries, has 2,610 mg of sodium-more than twice what someone with high blood pressure should consume in a day. # Denny's Meat Lover's Scramble, which has two eggs with chopped bacon, diced ham, crumbled sausage, Cheddar cheese, plus two bacon strips, two sausage links, hash browns, and two pancakes has 5,690 mg sodium, or 379 percent of the advised daily limit.

Science! Popular academic fields less acurate

Overcoming Bias : Popular Fields Less Accurate
This is an important point: typical academic processes tend to produce more reliable results when no one cares or pays much attention; do not assume they give the same reliability to high profile topics. I’ve seen this trend clearly in economics. This trend cuts both ways. Just because you are part of a field that seems to produce reliable results off in your largely unnoticed corner, don’t assume the high profile bigshots in your field that get more outside attention are as reliable. And just because the public bigshots in another field that you notice seem to you sloppy and sleezy, don’t assume that those laboring in the shadows of that field know nothing.

July 23, 2009

Buzz Aldrin claims there is a monolith on a moon of Mars

Buzz Aldrin reveals existence of monolith on Mars moon He also claims going back to the moon is pointless.

July 22, 2009

The Kola Superdeep Borehole

English Russia -- The Kola Superdeep Borehole The second deepest hole on earth. from 1970 until 1994 the Russians drilled at least 7.6 miles into the surface of the Earth. This is a minuscule amount, considering what the radius of the planet is. Scientists fought to be included in the project for the discoveries, prestige and enormous salary.
The Kola Superdeep Borehole was frozen in 1994. In 1983 it was already 12 km deep when they decided to stop the digging, and after another 262 meters were dug (it took a decade to “cover” this distance), the project was totally nixed. The official reason for it was a lack of financing, but insiders say that it was because of supernatural things going on inside the hole. The drilling technician assure journalists, that the project was fell-financed by the scientific foundations, and they actually stopped working because “demons started to get from under the ground”. Distant galaxies happen to be better explored by the humanity than what it has beneath its feet. Getting to the border of the Solar System was easier than to go three kilometers deep. Most of the boreholes couldn’t reach deeper that that because when drills went further, something unbelievable happened – they melt in some super-hot matter (though, its fusion temperature is equal to the Sun one) or were pulled down and the drillers dragged out only ropes. Moreover, from that holes people can hear howling and screams, which can’t be explained by science. When the drilling machines came up close to the 13-th kilometer, the devices registered strange sounds in the well. Intrigued by this astonishing discovery, workers lowered an extremely heat tolerant microphone, along with other sensory equipment, which recorded sounds of screaming human voices. The workers could swear that it was like “yells of sinners in hell”, and then they detected a powerful explosion of totally unknown nature. In a few days, when the works were resumed, nothing was found inside the well. The project cost a pretty penny, but the result was really worth it — when the drill reached 9.5 km level, it dug itself into the rocks full of gold and diamonds. The concentration of gold was 80 grams per ton. That was a real treasure, as commercial production can be started if the concentration is just four grams, and the places with ten grams per ton are really few and far between.
English/Russia continues to thrill and amaze me.

Pink Floyd Rocks the '69 Moon Landing

Pink Floyd’s Moon-Landing Jam Session - The Lede Blog...

Hey, Did You Guys Just Hear Something?

SUMMARY: A rock large enough to make an Earth-sized divot...