If I Ever Get Rich I'm Putting One of These in My House

This is a Foucault Pendulum.  I came across it at the Boston Museum of Science.  I was mesmerized by it.  I stood there watching it for about 15 minutes and definitely could have stayed longer.  

Curious what a Foucault Pendulum is?  Boom it's bullet fact time!

  • The Foucault Pendulum was named after French physicist Leon Foucault.

  • It's sole purpose was to demonstrate that the earth rotates.

  • It was first created in 1851

  • If I ever get rich I will install one of these in my house.   (Baller)

Dragonfruit is Good

I'm sure you might have heard of dragon fruit but it is likely you've never tried it.  Well I took the plunge this weekend and I have to say: get on it!

I first saw dragon fruit in a stupid facebook game.  I honestly have never seen it in real life until until this weekend when I visited by my local Super 88, and Asian supermarket. 

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It isn't that expensive, was easy to cut and prepare, and I hear it makes a for a great smoothie ingredient.  The actual fruit itself is soft almost like a pear mixed with a watermelon, and it tastes a bit like kiwi.  

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Some fun facts about dragon fruit:

  • Dragon fruit only got its name from Asian countries like China and Vietnam.  It is actaly native to Mexico, Central America, and South America.

  • It is also known as pitaya, nanitikafruit, and strawberry pear

  • Dragon fruit is rich in carbohydrates, protein, calcium, iron and phosphorus. It also provides large amounts of niacin (vitamin B3) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The fruit is rich in water and fiber, and contains significant quantities of phytaolbumin antioxidants, which prevent formation of cancer-causing free radicals.

I'm definitely going to buy some more, and I suggest you give it a shot too.

Sources: 

Wikipedia  //  ehow.com

Geese Are Cuter When They Are Younger

Such is the case with most animals huh? 

I took this towards the end of last fall in the Fenway area.  I thought they were baby ducks until their mother ran up to protect them.  Personally I am not a fan of geese.  Their numbers (at least in the city) are skyrocketing and all they do is crap all over the nicest parks!  In the summer you can barely find a spot to lay down that isn't covered in goose shit.  Hey at least they look like this for a short time.  

Fun Fact:s about Geese:  

The term goose applies to the female in particular while gander applies to the male in particular. Young birds before fledging are called goslings.  The collective noun for group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight, they are called a skein, a team or a wedge; when flying close together, they are called a plump.  - via Wikipedia