Hello! I have a broken toe! Welcome to doing yard work where you have rock, slope, and no help. Good news, it's minor. Bad news, it still hurts like the dickens. (And why did Dickens get to be a symbol of pain, anyway? Jk)
Random odd facts for yoru day:
Almost all leather goods come from cows slaughtered to be eaten, or slaughtered b/c they aged otu of being able to produce milk. Ergo, if you don't wear leather, all that cowhide goes to waste, BUT...
"Vegan leather" exists. It's called "vinyl" or "plastic". Weighing up the relative problems of the two? Massive beef cattle industry bad, but plstic and vniyl worse. Also, leather lasts well, if treated well; plastics and vinyl only last forever in the landfills. Once they warp, discolor, tear, etc., all over.
And, yes, the words "vegan leather" are used.
Surveys show that people feel uncomfortable when a police car drives behind their car, even if the person is doing no wrong, and has no outstanding warrants. It's a bit like living in the opening "duh-dum da-dum dundundudndudndundun!" part of the JAWS film theme for the shark.
Red foxes stash food near their dens once the kits are about a month old, possibly to make it easier to feed them enough, or possibly to get them involved in "hunting" the dead prey.
Ever wonder why some ancient iron pillar in India didn't rust? Well, you don't need to wonder. They used a heating process that caused unique chemical impurities, which by pure dumb luck and chemistry, created an iron that didn't rust. I'll also note that any civilization making iron pillars is, even by modern standards, doing pretty well. That is a LOT of supply and labor involved!
NEVER use a grocery bag for your "home hair dye" projects. The dye comes off the bags, onto your hair. If you love WalMart that much, hey, okay, but .... nah, no thanks!
And Japan has women-only subway cars.
Your Friday is now begun with you wondering where I get this stuff. Too much insomnia. Yep. Blame it on that:-)
FRIDAY HUGS and furry cuddles.
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