@hazardwarning Ouch. :( I’ve done things like that enough that I’ve stopped trusting that one mitt will be enough, as annoying as putting them both on always seems. (Then I sometimes go and bump my arm above the mitt while pulling something out anyway.)
@variablepulserate That sounds like way too much food-grade wax. 🤢
@matigo That port looks about the size of the air tool hose I’m used to. The sort of thing that powers a pneumatic framing nailer. (Also very handy for airing up tires and other things, with the right adapter.)
@phoneboy I think the picking for travel is a big issue. I’m on the opposite side of the country, so I’m glad to see Florida and Georgia berries (I’m in Georgia & the Florida border is a few hours’ drive south-southeast), and skeptical of California ones (you don’t want to drive that distance…).
@variablepulserate I watched a lot of zombie movies. 😂 Robert Rodriguez’s _Planet Terror_ has a very fun “eat your brains, gain your knowledge” line. Something similar shows up with flesh consumption in Goodkind’s _Sword of Truth_ series.
@nitinkhanna The story about the foodcoma’d mantis stumbling its way back to the hummingbird feeder is amazing. I like to imagine they’re mad mantis scientists attempting to gain knowledge of flight by devouring bird brains.
@variablepulserate I didn’t know they were related to cockroaches. Figures.
Well, that’s an image:
In two reported cases, [praying mantis] females feasted on birds while copulating with males. Sometimes the mantises would tuck in through the bird’s breastbone, but more often they went for the head, Dr. Remsen said.
Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain [nytimes.com]
@matigo Apparently industry and policy responses were mostly successful in addressing the problem in the US (and probably Canada), but still perhaps an issue in some other places (Wikipedia says China and Russia due to extensive coal-burning). https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/podcast/whatever-happened-to-acid-rain
Wikipedia also mentions acid fog. :)
Occasional pH readings in rain and fog water of well below 2.4 have been reported in industrialized areas. Industrial acid rain is a substantial problem in China and Russia and areas downwind from them. These areas all burn sulfur-containing coal to generate heat and electricity.