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Friday, June 24, 2011
Keeping it Cool
Today I decided to try writing backwards.
It seems we can all so easily get in a rut, doing the same things in the same way every day
Summer is finally here, so it is time to try and keep cool.
These llamas do it by digging a hole to sit in. The dipper does it by hunting in a cool stream for food.
The girl is cool playing Sudoku and checking out a map of the Fraser Canyon in the woods
Then I started thinking about billions.
Nowadays a billion is a thousand million. Somewhere in the world there is a lady walking about carrying the world's seven billionth citizen in her tummy, to be born in the autumn.
If you put all those people on the Equator they would fit once around,175 deep, or about half a kilometer deep. That would not be cool as the temperature there hovers around 30 degrees Celsius...
Each year about 50 million are injured in traffic collisions; and interestingly about the same number (three and a half thousand) are killed per day in the world as per year in the UK
Car collisions cost the world over $5 billion a year
. The UN has decided to do something about reducing all this
On a different note, a lady called Huguette Clark just died in Mahattan leaving a half a billion dollars, mostly to Art galleries. She was 104. Her father was 67 when she was born in Paris, her mother 28.
Llamas keeping Cool
A Dipper looking for his next meal
Girl Keeping Cool in the Woods
PS this is not poetry, just looks like it! Tomorrow I will write rite? wright? the right way don't worry....