Dr Mike J Smith
For those not familiar with the CORONA Mission, it was the original US spy satellite programme that operated from 1958-1972 (and was declassified in 1995)....
posted on: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry
World Toilet Day
Yup, that's right its World Toilet Day! Whilst us Brits have always had a tongue-in-cheek snigger about toilet humour, typified by Adam Hart's wonderful Thunder, Flush and Thomas Crapper and, appropriately on WTD, a piece (or piss?!) by BBC News item (from TearFund) titled Britons' toilet pastimes revealed, there is a slightly more serious side that WaterAid/TearFund are trying to get across. Namely that 2.5B people worldwide don't have proper sanitation. And of course:
"One gram of faeces can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs."
At the very least have a go at playing TurdlyWinks. Go on, you know it makes sense!!
posted on: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry