September 25, 2016

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Equinox Bon Accord

Hi Don, Some snaps from the 5th annual Equinox celebration held at Bon Accord, Alberta. Bon Accord is Canada’s first International Dark Sky Community with a commitment to minimizing light pollution. Al.

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Looking skyward, Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to walk in space was the guest speaker. Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

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As a bonus, the aurora borealis appeared in the northern sky.

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Fireworks, set off by the Bon Accord volunteer fire department, ended the evening.

Free Admission Day Is Today In Edmonton
Free Admission Day In Edmonton
Free Admission Day is back for 2016! Free fun for everyone at participating City of Edmonton recreation centres, attractions and cultural facilities on Sunday September 25, 2016 from 10am-6pm*.

(*Some exceptions apply. Please check list of participating facilities and hours of operation.)

Participating Facilities:

Attractions and Cultural Facilities
City of Edmonton Archives at Prince of Wales Armouries
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Fort Edmonton Park
John Janzen Nature Centre
John Walter Museum (1-4 pm)
Muttart Conservatory
Scona Pool (1-5 pm)

See all Free Admission Day Activities at Attractions and Cultural Facilities.

The Sunday Whatzit?
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Another unusual item for readers to identify. Well, it's a bug of
some kind .....
Bixman / St. Albert


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The Request

The Request
London cab driver's answer to a request from a Muslim to turn off the radio.

A devout Arab Muslim entered a black cab in London. He curtly asked the cabbie to turn off the radio because as decreed by his religious teaching, he must not listen to music because in the time of the prophet there was no music, especially Western music which is the music of the infidel.

The cab driver politely switched off the radio, stopped the cab and opened the door.

The Arab Muslim asked him, "What are you doing?"

The cabbie answered, "In the time of the prophet there were no taxis, so piss off and wait for a camel."




A roundup of bits from the web.

* Keeping the Spirit Alive: The 67th Annual Stormin' of the Sazerac.

* Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom.

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Why Bacon Hides Its Fat

Why Bacon Hides Its Fat
Bacon is fatty. It’s the nature of the beast—literally—because bacon is made from pork belly, which is a naturally fatty section of a hog’s carcass. That’s part of why bacon tastes so good: Fat is flavor. But we’ve also been taught that fat is unhealthy and unappealing. And this tension may explain why bacon has one of the most unusual and underappreciated packaging formats of any supermarket product.

You’ve probably seen and handled supermarket bacon countless times. The standard one-pound package shows the bacon slices fanned out, with only their leading edges exposed.

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Thanks For The Bacon Bits . . .

Interesting story about bacon packaging at the Bloomberg link.

Thanks for finding that, Don.

More bacon bits at
Bacon Support.

Bixman / St Albert


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