April 16, and let's start with the good news from the Donald Trump19 Debacle:
1. Pollution is down! That's right boys and girls, according to Science Alert and others, the nitrogen dioxide (a gas released into the air when fuel is burned) is dropping dramatically.
2. Car accidents are down! Another car problem has been temporarily tampered. Seems with no one driving to work each day traffic accidents are down so much that most insurance companies are giving their customers money back in the form of discounts and refunds.
3. The third good news item I want to report to you today is that junk mail is down! Yesterday was junk mail day at my house and so I expected to find the two fist-loads of junk mail I would have to finger through to find any important mail. Not after Covid19 lock down. Have a look:
|What junk-mail day looked like before Covid19 lock-down.|
|What junk-mail day looks like during Covid19 lock-down.|
In 1943 on this day while researching the ergot fungus at the Santoz laboratories in Basel, Albert Hofmann accidentally synthesizes LSD and inadvertently ingests a tiny amount. Three days later (now Bicycle Day) he takes even more and goes on his famous six-hour technicolor bicycle ride round the city before coming down and enlightening the rest of the world.
The moral of our post today boys and girls: ride your bikes and breath in the fresh air before the nitrogen dioxide monster returns.