Monday, August 31, 2009

Glendive to Winnipeg

Forgot to post the last travel update, excuse me while I backdate this entry a bit.

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Twin Falls to Glendive

Pop Quiz: What has 6 legs, can fly, and is sexually attracted to my windshield? If you answered "every single bug in the state of Montana" you'd be wrong. The correct answer is "every single bug in the states of Montana and Idaho".

I couldn't even make it 30 kilometers with a clean windshield.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunnyvale to Twin Falls

Pretty much the same as last year. Nevada was very hazy though, I wonder what was up with that. I also saw a nice flashy thunderstorm in the distance when I turned north from Nevada to Idaho. That was kind of neat.

I had a Monte Cristo for lunch in Roseville. I think I have possibly found the most fattening sandwich ever invented.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

A Sense of Scale

If you took a hydrogen atom and scaled it up so that the proton was the size of a golf ball, you'd find the electron about 2.22 kilometers away.

People tend to have a much more compact mental image of atoms.