Monday, October 17, 2011

Fantasy




It's just amazing what you can learn from the internet. The other day, a friend in France wrote on Twitter about celtuce. Celtuce is a lettuce family originating from southern China. It is named after its unique combination of characteristics, the celery-like stalks and the lettuce-like leaves. In China, the plant is grown mainly for the fat central stalk that is very crispy and tender. Young leaves can be used as lettuce for salads and stir-fry. Seeds do not germinate well at high temperature. It is suggested to sow seeds with seed trays in a cool area, and the seedling is transplanted later into open field.

Speaking of the amazing internet, I started reading The Hobbit online.  I love the idea that I can do that, but the truth is, it's difficult for me to sit in front of my 'puter and read text for any length of time. Four or five years ago when my eyes were a lot better, it would have been fine, but not now.  Another problem with the online book is the number of typos.  I guess they don't have a proof reader.  I ordered the book from the library. I'll continue to read online until the book arrives, and then I'll switch over.

Dark Matter: Now More Mysterious Than Ever.

GE's new factory will push out one solar panel every ten seconds.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Louisiana, it is illegal to Gargle in public!

À la prochaine, mes amis.

1 comment:

Peter said...

That's the right spirit, to learn something every day, thanks to internet or not! :-)