Ever wonder what “evaporated cane juice”:http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=120 really is? (If you’ve never seen the term before, it’s generally listed in the ingredients of natural foods instead of sugar.) I originally thought, “Wait a minute… that’s just sugar!” Kind of, but most sugar “isn’t vegan”:http://www.vegfamily.com/articles/sugar.htm because of the way it’s processed. So it’s not as different as “stevia”:http://www.truestarhealth.com/Notes/2169001.html, but it’s still something to watch for.
(Sorry, these things cross my mind when I’m drinking tea.)
If you like the way Google has been modifying its logo to celebrate the Olympics (I have been enjoying it), you can see them all at the archives page.
I just (re)discovered that a flight to Barcelona from San Diego would take 14 hours. The flight back from Milan would take 16, and neither is counting the extra time due to security, check-in, and delays. Even the 7-hour flight to Hawaii was a challenge for Ben. Luckily, the Berkeley Parents Network has a really informative page on “surviving long flights with small children”:http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/going/long-flights.html.
Look! It’s an online version of Twenty Questions. You come up with the object and the computer guesses. It’s fun!
I LOVE this kind of stuff. It fascinates me. No, we don’t all share the same number system, nor even the ability to draw a straight line.