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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Posts will probably be somewhat limited for the next few days. It's fantasy football draft preparation time, baby! Don't worry - my main draft is Friday night, so it ain't like I'm gonna be missing for weeks.
In the meantime, scroll back a little (if you haven't already).
By the way, here's the first image that comes up on a Google image search for "fantasy football": (I kid you not!)
And even better, here's #2:
Pamukkale, is a natural site in Denizli Province in south-western Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
It is one of Turkey’s incomparable natural wonders with the calcium cascade terraces of snow-white stalactites, and is known as 8th wonder of the World by Turkish people. Pamukkale & Hierapolis together are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1988. They have all the conditions required for an ideal touristic resort. Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle” but had many different uncommon names in the past, and is not only very well known with the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formation, but also with its historical remains.
Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid 20th century, hotels were built over the ruins of Heropolis, causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a world heritage site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.
Geologically, the terraces of Pamukkale are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. The water that emerges from the 17 hot water springs in the area is transported over 1000 feet to the head of the travertine terraces, where calcium carbonate deposits onto a 200-230 feet-long section - covering an expansive area of 790 feet to 980 feet. When the water reaches the surface, carbon dioxide degases from it, and calcium carbonate is deposited. This continues until the carbon dioxide in the water balances the carbon dioxide in the air. Calcium carbonate is deposited as a soft jelly-like substance, but this eventually hardens into travertine.
The entire process is (of course) affected by weather conditions, ambient temperature, and the flow duration, as well as many other factors of rarer occurrence. The result is a beautiful, ever-changing serenity of warm pools surrounded by solid white, cotton-like castle formations.
Sources: 1, 2, and 3.
Here are a few more images:
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Here is an awesome Powerpoint presentation: (Please click on menu at the bottom left to view full-screen!)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Did You Know This About Leather Dresses?
Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man's heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally.
(I know I do!)
Click here to find out why..
Sunday, August 29, 2010
You know Sundays are usually a day off from/for most things. Most people are planning some of the most important things that need to get done for the upcoming week - at home - doing what they usually do on Sundays. Sometimes it's an extension of what they did on Saturday, or even a part of the whole plan for the weekend. Sometimes this plan involves being away from home.
But it's always true that there are a lot of places & businesses closed for a lot of the day. There's no mail. You get a lot fewer emails, so checking email takes no time at all. Fewer people are on Facebook, because well, there are fewer people on Facebook. Except for maybe an hour of the day. The "primetime" of the weekend? At least of Sunday. The evening provides the catch-up most people need.
A lot more websites don't publish any new content, compared with what most of them post all 6 other days of the week.
Of all of the worst 2-dozen hourly segments of TV broadcasting, probably more than half of them occur on Sundays. (4am to 5am 7 times is big too, but that's a different post.) Think about it. This is not to mention re-runs & infomercials, and even less important news!
City traffic is always the best on Sundays. Non-city traffic can be rough on Sundays because everyone who'd be driving around in the city during the week, they're all driving around somewhere else - on Sundays.
So for most of the year, Sundays are really the "least important" day (or better stated the most "laid back" day) of the week. And it should be. A ton of people commit several hours of their week for church.. A lot commit serious time to be with family or significant others.. on Sundays. There's a lot of golf tournaments having their final rounds, but golf's unique in that each week throughout 9 months of the year, it always peaks on Sundays.
So even when you might be loving your Sundays because of a lot of what I've just said, things change and now you may love Sundays for a different reason. Suddenly come late August or so, Sunday is now the "most important" day of the week. The day will now matter a whole lot more compared with other days of the week. OK wait..
The next 23 or so weeks is gonna kinda revolve around FOOTBALL. Yeah, when you're a big football fan, and routinely play fantasy football each year, the week changes a little bit! I love it.
Saturday is now the day that used to be Sunday.