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November 27, 2021

BehindTheMedspeak: Are you colorblind?

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From the website: "If you have color blindness, our test can tell you if your color vision deficiency is mild, moderate, or strong — in less than two minutes."

Take the test here.

Free, the way we like it.

November 27, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Anna's eighty-eight butterfly


From Wikipedia:

Diaethria anna, also known as Anna's eighty-eight, is a butterfly found in wet tropical forests in Middle America.

On rare occasions, it can be found as a stray in south Texas.

Its upper side is dark brown with a metallic bluish-green band on the forewings.

The underside of the forewings are red, which is followed by a wide black band and then white tips; the underside of the hindwings is white, with lines that approximate a black-outlined "88," giving the species its common name.

Its markings occasionally appear more like "89" or "98."

The caterpillars feed on tropical plants in the families Ulmaceae and Sapindaceae.

Adults feed on rotting fruit and dung.

November 27, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Johnnie Walker Scotch Paper Bottle

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Introduced earlier this year, it's the first Scotch bottle in the world that is 100% plastic-free.

"The paper-based bottle is made entirely from sustainably sourced wood drawn from carefully managed forests and will house the company's flagship whisky, Johnnie Walker. The bottle meets all food-safe standards and will be fully recyclable to help reduce carbon emissions."

You could look it up.

November 27, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Percent of Air Per Bag of Snacks


Turns out unopened bags of many popular snacks could serve nicely as substitutes for those inflatable arm thingies that little kids use when they're learning to swim.

How 'bout them Cheetos?!

November 27, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Push Stamp for Washing Hands


That's different.

From the website:

Washing our hands has become a matter of great importance these days more than ever, but it's something that small children have always found particularly annoying.

The Otetepon Push Stamp for Washing Hands is a smart and fun way to turn hand washing into a game and make your young 'uns scrub their tiny hands better and get rid of the bad germs.

The Otetepon Push Stamp for Washing Hands is a real stamp (in the style of a round self-inking stamp), made by Shachihata, a company identified with such push stamps in Japan.

With it you can stamp your children's hands with a picture of a monster-like germ.

The stamp is made with perfectly harmless food color ink.

To rub it off, the children will have to scrub for a while and this teaches them that when washing our hands, rinsing alone isn't good enough.

Available in two colors — blue




pink — this is a very simple yet effective hygiene training tool!


Features and Details:

 Made in Japan

 Weight: 0.6 oz

 Diameter: 0.5"

 Instructions: Japanese

 Good for 1,000 stamps

 Size: 3.6" x 1.9" x 1.7"

  Hygiene training tool for children

 Ink: food coloring for extra safety

 Washing off ink takes approximately 30 seconds

 Push-style stamp encourages effective hand washing



November 27, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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