Wow, can you believe this? The annual Twin Cities Marathon has been canceled due to record-breaking heat in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The high reached 90 there today. That broke the old record of 87 set in 1897.
Here in our area a new record high was set at Muskegon with a high of 83 the old record was 81 set in 1971. Here in Grand Rapids the high of 83 was the 4th warmest October 1st in recorded history. The high was also 83 in Holland their 2nd warmest October 1st The high reached 84 at Kalamazoo and that was their 5th warmest on record. Lansing was the “cool” spot with a high of just 80 and that was their 9th warmest October 1st One warm start to October 2023.
That honestly seems to be your goal most days. I am at the nursing home today so not real busy when my dad is sleeping. At least we got him outside in the courtyard this afternoon. He really enjoyed that.
SYDNEY, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The mystery of a famous 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet, once owned by the real "Indiana Jones," has been unlocked by an Australian mathematician, it was revealed Friday.
Dr. Daniel Mansfield's findings from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, are now the oldest example of an accurate trigonometric tablet, beating out Pythagoras and the better-known Greek mathematicians by more than 1,000 years.
The tablet was originally discovered in the Ottoman Empire (now modern-day Iraq) between 1900-1910 by Edgar Banks and has baffled the world's leading historians and researchers for over a century.