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The sun also sings.


Music of the sun recorded by scientists

The sun has been the inspiration for hundreds of songs, but now scientists have discovered that the star at the centre of our solar system produces its own music.

By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
Published: 9:00PM BST 19 Jun 2010

Astronomers at the University of Sheffield have managed to record for the first time the eerie musical harmonies produced by the magnetic field in the outer atmosphere of the sun.
They found that huge magnetic loops that have been observed coiling away from the outer layer of the sun’s atmosphere, known as coronal loops, vibrate like strings on a musical instrument.
He said: “These loops are oscillating like the strings on a guitar or the air in a wind instrument. Over time the waves die away and that is telling us new things about the physics in the sun’s atmosphere.”

Composers and musicians born today: June 20

Composers born today – June 20th.

Jacques Offenbach –  1819   He was born Jacob Offenbach, and he played the cello. :His last work, the Tales of Hoffman , begun the year he died, but not finished, was possibly his most famous.

Pianist Andre Watts was born in 1946 on a United States Army base in Nuremberg, part of the U.S. Occupied Zone of Germany in the years following World War II, he was the son of an American soldier who had married a Hungarian woman. His mother gave André his first piano lessons.Go to fullsize image

piano after andre watts played

haglundc flickr.com

Living Green = Green Living (via Spirit Lights The Way)

This lady does such a good job collecting the information. I just hope that my passing it on finds a few more people who pass it on to a few more people ….

Thank you to Spirit Lights the Way

Living Green = Green Living One person cannot change the world . . . but we can ALL make more conscious choices to collectively make a difference. Here's a collection of tips for Living Green and Green Living . . . including changing your diet to include more vegetarian, vegan, or meat*less meals:  Living Green Tips:  Join Team Earth * Schoolyard Habitats * Action Alerts * Be Water Wise * Lighten Up Your Life * Solar Attic Fans * Wildlife Gardening * You Better Stop Shoppin … Read More

via Spirit Lights The Way

Yearly Dementia Test

My mother emailed this to me, so blame her.
Our Yearly Dementia Test

It’s that time of year the annual senior citizen test.
Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert. If you don’t  use it, you lose it!

Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory  compares to the last test. Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty.

Take the test presented here to determine if you are losing it or not.
The spaces below are so you don’t see the answers until you’ve made your answer.
OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.
1. What do you put in a toaster?

Answer: ‘bread.’ If you said ‘toast’ give up now and do something                                  else.Try not to hurt yourself.

If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

2.   Say ‘silk’ five times. Now spell ‘silk.’ What do cows drink?
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said ‘milk,’ don’t attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World.

However, if you said ‘water’, proceed to question 3.
3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass.  If you said ‘green bricks,’ why are you still reading these???
If you said ‘glass,’ go on to Question 4.

4.   It’s twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany ).  Anyway, during the flight, two engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of ‘no man’s land’ between East Germany and West Germany … Where would you bury the survivors?   East Germany , West Germany ,   Or no man’s land’

Answer: You don’t bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you’re must stop. If you said, ‘You don’t bury survivors’, proceed to the next question.

5. Without using a  calculator – You are driving a bus from London to
Milford Haven in Wales .   In London , 17 people get on the bus.
In Reading , 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
In   Swindon, 2 people get off and 4 get on.
In Cardiff , 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
In Swansea , 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
In Carmathen, 6 people get off and 3 get on.
You then arrive at Milford Haven   ..

Without scrolling back to review, how old is the bus driver?

Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don’t you remember your own age?
It was YOU driving the bus!!

If you pass this along to your friends, pray they do better than you.

PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!