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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Sydney Chaplin, whose accomplishments include negotiating Charlie’s major contracts, speaking film’s first talkie word (“coffee”), and founding the first private US airline (which he closed because of the burden of government regulations, such as requiring pilots of have licenses). (Courtesy: A Dog’s Life)

* Antam Sanskar and Sikh services. (Courtesy: MV)

* Crore, lakh, and the Indian numbering system. (Courtesy: India This Week)

* Apollo 10, the full dry run for Apollo 11’s moon landing, didn’t include enough fuel in the lander’s tanks to return home. NASA wanted to mitigate the astronaut’s desire to execute the final lander steps in order to the be the first people on the moon. (Courtesy: TechCrunch)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Historically, New England Roast meant a light roasted coffee. (Courtesy: Coffee Review)

* Starting with World War I and then because of the revolution, scientific research journals didn’t reach Russia again until 1921. (Courtesy: Ron Cowen’s Gravity’s Century).

* Bitflipping due to extraterrestrial causes. (Courtesy: ZS)


Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* The meddlesome wannabe psychologist on Miracle in 34th Street is the lawyer in The Thin Man, Porter Hall. (Courtesy: Personal Experience)

* Weck Sturz Glass Canning Jars, and specifically the 12.5 oz one, makes an excellent grind-collection container for KitchenAid Burr Coffee Grinders.

* USPS makes a regular habit of providing a delivered status for packages, marking them delivered just in time for the shipper’s promise to customers, and then delivering them one to two days later. (Courtesy: Personal Experience)