Tuesday, November 16, 2010

African Palm Oil Fruit

I'm always pleased when I can post some tropical fruit along with my compadres. This photo is from here.


Phila said...

Have you seen this?


Cheryl Rofer said...

Ah Phila, great minds run in the same channels. I was just watching that again yesterday as I was writing up a paper that may appear here or somewhere else at some time. I like the beeps and boops, and particularly the way they slow down toward the end.

I think I may have posted it when it first showed up on the intertubes, but it's always worth watching or just having on as background sound.

Cheryl Rofer said...

BTW, here's some Friday hope for you!

The Nunn-Lugar scorecard now totals 7,599 strategic nuclear warheads deactivated, 791 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) destroyed, 498 ICBM silos eliminated, 180 ICBM mobile launchers destroyed, 651 submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) eliminated, 492 SLBM launchers eliminated, 32 nuclear submarines capable of launching ballistic missiles destroyed, 155 bomber eliminated, 906 nuclear air-to-surface missiles (ASMs) destroyed, 194 nuclear test tunnels eliminated, 493 nuclear weapons transport train shipments secured, upgraded security at 24 nuclear weapons storage sites, built and equipped 20 biological monitoring stations, and neutralized 1569.5 metric tons of Russian & Albanian chemical weapons agent. Perhaps most importantly, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus are nuclear weapons free as a result of cooperative efforts under the Nunn-Lugar program. Those countries were the third, fourth and eighth largest nuclear weapons powers in the world.