Posts Tagged 'California'

Meet Betty Reid Soskin, the Oldest Park Ranger

From Mental Floss –

There’s no age limit for enjoying the outdoors, switching careers, or speaking out against injustice—and Betty Reid Soskin is living proof. As Travel + Leisure reports, the 96-year-old California resident is the nation’s oldest active national park ranger, a late-in-life vocation she embarked on just over a decade ago.

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Pictures Of The Week by The Guardian

Pictures Of The Week by The Guardian

Marijuana Company Buys Entire US Town

According to BBC –

A company which makes cannabis products has bought an entire town in California and plans to turn it into a “destination” for marijuana. American Green has agreed a deal to buy the town of Nipton for $5m (£3.8m). The company will own 120 acres of land, which includes a school building, a hotel, mineral baths and a general store. They also want to power the town with renewable energy.

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10 Facts About Giant Sequoias


From mental_floss –

What can grow as tall as a skyscraper and live for millennia? That would be the giant sequoia, one of the most impressive tree species on the planet. Here are 10 facts about America’s largest living residents.

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Weird Effects of California Drought


From LiveScience –

Brown lawns, fallow fields and higher water bills are all the predictable outcomes of the California drought. The Golden State is in the midst of its driest period on record. But all that warm, dry weather affects more than just lake levels and snowpack — it has some downright weird effects, too. From pipe-eating poop to more roadkill, here are some of the strangest results of the California drought.

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Mysterious Case of the 113-Year-Old Light Bulb

From Priceonomics –

In the United States, the average incandescent light bulb (that is, a bulb heated with a wire filament) has a lifespan of about 1,000 to 2,000 hours. Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs, which are increasingly replacing incandescent bulbs, are said to last between 25,000 and 50,000 hours — an incredible bump.

Cent-bulbBut dangling from the ceiling of a California firehouse is a bulb that’s burned for 989,000 hours — nearly 113 years. Since its first installation in 1901, it has rarely been turned off, has outlived every firefighter from the era, and has been proclaimed the “Eternal Light” by General Electric experts and physicists around the world.

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Time Lapse Video of California’s Natural Beauty


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