Since 1990, the world's largest Foucault pendulum has been swinging 20 feet above the floor of the Oregon Convention Center, proving daily that the Earth rotates. The view from below is dramatic as the 900-pound weight, 3 feet in diameter, dangles from a 70-foot cable beneath a beautiful glass ceiling. (Needless to say, flat-Earthers hate Foucault pendulums almost as much as they hate photos of our planet from space.)⠀
Today is #WorldEggDay , a day the animal-cruelty industry uses to promote egg consumption. But our use of eggs means misery and death for millions of chickens each year in the U.S. alone, where male chicks are routinely killed immediately after hatching, since they cannot lay eggs. The good news is there are many plant-based replacements for eggs used in cooking—not to mention new vegan products that replicate the look and taste of such favorites as scrambled eggs, omelettes, and even hard-boiled eggs!⠀
Thank you to the many firefighters, EMTs, shelter workers, doctors, nurses, volunteers, and everyone else who has been working so hard as they relieve suffering, provide comfort, and in some cases risk their own safety to save lives and contain this devastating fire. ⠀
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lauren and I are caring for a sick bunny as our dear friends are out of town, and occasionally these wild turkeys come to visit. They make such sweet cooing sounds and are so curious about their world. This time of year especially, I wish everyone could see and appreciate a turkey in nature.