According to this math equation, your shoe size can tell your age. Solve the problem below and let me know if it works for you:
1) Take your shoe size (no half sizes – round up)
2) Multiply by 5
3) Add 50
4) Multiply by 20
5) Add 1013
6) Subtract the year you were born
Answer: The first digit is your shoe size and the last two digits are your age. It’s shoe magic!
Money doesn’t grow on trees but apparently gold does. Hopefully, greedy miners won’t start cutting down the trees…
Australia based researchers found the gold particles hidden within eucalyptus tree foliage, indicating that gold deposits may also be buried many metres below.
The grains growing within the leaves are approximately one fifth the diameter of a human hair, making the discovery unlikely to start a gold rush. However, it can provide a unique opportunity for mineral exploration.
Geochemists from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRPO) said eucalyptus trees in western Australia are drawing up gold particles from the earth via their root system and depositing it their leaves and branches.
Although the amounts found were tiny, their presence could indicate gold ore deposits buried up to tens of metres underground and under sediments that are up to 60 million years old.
Lead author of the study, Dr Mel Lintern, said the team used CSIRO’s Maia detector, a machine that uses x-rays to probe matter in great detail, to search for gold deposits. They were able to produce images of gold found in the leaves, bark and twigs of some of the trees.
Their research, published in the journal Nature Communications,suggested plants were absorbing gold particles found around the soils of eucalyptus trees, Dr Lintern explained.
“The eucalypt acts as a hydraulic pump – its roots extend tens of metres into the ground and draw up water containing the gold.
“As the gold is likely to be toxic to the plant, it’s moved to the leaves and branches where it can be released or shed to the ground.
“The leaves could be used in combination with other tools as a more cost effective and environmentally friendly exploration technique.”
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Rachel Maddow is one my favorite political commentators. She is knowledgeable as she is smart. It took the GOP 16 days to achieve nothing while holding the U.S. hostage. The GOP didn’t get what they wanted and we all got this instead: $24B cost to the economy, tens of thousands of jobs furloughed, negative impact on the economy and consumer confidence, negative credit rating watch and mockery of the U.S. on the world stage…
“Through this process, Republicans said they would shut down the government, or, once it was shut down, they would refuse to open the government unless they got each one of these things. Of all of these things that they demanded, they got none of them! None…these have been sixteen bad days for the country and the economy.” – Rachel Maddow.