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April 4, 2009

LOTD for April 4

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 6:55 am

This 93-year-old Japanese man is the only known survivor of BOTH the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs. He is also the only known person to have been at ground zero for both nuclear blasts:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/25/hiroshima-nagasaki-survivor-japan

Fossil of the “ultimate predator” was found, an animal with a head twice as big as a T-Rex and its 1-foot-long teeth resulted in a bite with 4x the power of a T-Rex:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16785-fossil-of-ultimate-predator-unearthed-in-arctic.html

This self-heating coating could remove scratches on iPods, cell phones, and other electronic devices:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090313-self-healing-coating.html

Baby chicks are smart and are the first non-human animals to perform consecutive addition and subtraction calculations on the same set. In fact, it appears that baby chicks could beat human babies in a math competition:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/01/chicks-math-smart.html

Hippo sweat serves as a natural sunscreen, which is why they can stand in the sun all day and not get a sunburn…too bad humans cannot use their sweat for sunscreen because it has a nasty smell:
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/03/16/hippo-sweat-sunscreen.html

Women’s brains recognize and encode the smell of men’s sweat:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090108101625.htm

Our brains are at their peak at 22 and our mental powers begin their decline when we turn 27…I guess things are all downhill for me!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7945569.stm

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