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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Frederick_Rohwedder

    In 1933 American bakeries for the first time produced more sliced than unsliced bread loaves.

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    Buried lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars

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    Mars is a freezing desert today, but billions of years ago, water flowed on the surface.

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    Controlling Tobacco [in the US] - A Timeline

    1963 – Smoking rates begin to decline shortly before the release in 1964 of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee report linking cigarettes and lung cancer

    1963 to the present day – Total per capita adult consumption of cigarettes has gone down 70%

    1971 – Cigarette ads are banned from radio and television

    1988 – New Surgeon General's report classifies, for the first time, smoking as an addiction

    1998 – The Masters Settlement Agreement (MSA) awards billions of dollars to state governments as compensation from the tobacco companies for costs associated with smoking-related illnesses

    Source: The Challenges of Seniors who Smoke

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    A spooky story for Halloween month:

    We shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, which works out to be about 1.5 pounds of skin per year, or 105 pounds of skin by the time you reach age 70! In brief, our skin is actually food to various fungi, bacteria, parasites and worms.

    https://www.meadvilletribune.com/arc...5258174ac.html

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    How to watch Mars make its closest approach to Earth until 2035
    By Sophie Lewis
    October 6, 2020 / 12:33 PM / CBS News

    Two full moons aren't the only spectacular celestial events of October. This week, Mars is making its closest approach to Earth until 2035 - and to see it, all skywatchers need to do is look up.

    Mars will shine bright all month long, but there are two rare days to watch out for: October 6, when Mars makes its close approach, and October 13, when the red planet is in opposition...

    If you happen to miss this year's close approach, the next one will be December 8, 2022. However, NASA said it will [be] 15 years before Mars looks this amazing again, due to the planets' slightly tilted elliptical orbits and gravitational tugging.

    "The Red Planet comes close enough for exceptional viewing only once or twice every 15 or 17 years," the space agency said. The next time Mars is closer to Earth than it is right now will be in 2035...

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    Looking outside with the naked eye, I wasn't impressed since Mars still looks like a dot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Looking outside with the naked eye, I wasn't impressed since Mars still looks like a dot
    It is still just a dot. But now it has aspirations of becoming something bigger. Close anonymous associates have said Mars figures if Trump can do it, he can do it.

    It's worth noting that Mars has already done a much better job of managing COVID-19 than Trump has, and even better than New Zealand, although the New Zealand PM is clearly much better looking than either Trump or Mars:

    Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand PM.jpg

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