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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Affirmation for January 1, 2021

 I start beginnings with a positive outlook. 

Editor's Pick

 


PJ of the day:

I’m working on a fitness routine for INSECTS.



Fun Facts

 


Armadillos swallow air to become buoyant when they swim.

When armadillos go swimming, they don't need a flotation device to keep them from sinking—they are the flotation device. To stay afloat, the creatures swallow air to make themselves buoyant, according to the Library of Congress. However, they also have another option, which involves expelling air so they can sink and walk across the bottom of a body of water. Stunningly, armadillos can hold their breath for six minutes or more

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Pune Municipal task force for corona vaccinations

National Network: PM's address for the year 2021

International News: 2020 recap

New Year Yin Yoga

 


This video belongs to the Yoga with Kassandra YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Affirmation for December 31, 2020

 I look forward to new beginnings. 

Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

I got my daughter a fridge for her birthday. I can’t wait to see her face light up when she opens it.

Common Man on the road:


Links to explore:

https://youtu.be/ipi9RmXi83k

 

https://youtu.be/_Dp6QU11VGE

 


Fun Facts

 


An 11-year-old is responsible for naming Pluto.

In 1930, the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) was struggling to come up with a name for a newly-discovered planet. They considered Minerva, Zeus, Atlas, and Persephone—but it was 11-year-old Venetia Burney Phair who suggested Pluto, inspired by the God of the underworld. When the idea eventually reached the RAS with the help of the girl's connected family—her librarian grandfather knew many astronomers—they loved it and ultimately decided to use the suggestion.


News Channel

 MPC News: No new patients in the jumbo hospital after January 1

National Network: Covid-19: Center asks states to impose temporary restrictions for new year

International News: UK approves Oxford AstraZenecaCOVID-19 vaccine

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Discovery boosts theory that life arose from RNA-DNA mix

Yoga for spinal health

 

This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Affirmation for December 30, 2020

 I value my peace and happiness. 

Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

The Adjective for METAL is METALLIC, but not so for IRON…
Which is ironic.

Dirty Air Toll:


Links to explore:



Fun Facts

 


The largest volcano in the solar system is three times taller than Mount Everest.

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, reaching 5.5 miles into the sky. However, you'd need to stack three Everests on top of each other in order to create something as massive as Mars' Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. The enormous volcano is 16 miles tall and stretches 374 miles wide—approximately the same size as the state of Arizona, according to NASA.


News Channel

 MPC News: PMC Waste project News

National Network: Akhilesh Yadav takes on Center for delaying talks with farmers, questions MSP assurance

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Metasurface enabled quantum edge detection

Lower Body Yoga

 

This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Affirmation for December 29, 2020

 My determination inspires me to take new challenges. 

Editor's Pick

 Indian Test Team:


PJ of the day:

I asked my wife to cook me a Japanese meal for our anniversary

SUSHI did

Links to explore:

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/bhubaneswar/odisha-ex-banker-64-clears-neet-joins-mbbs/amp_articleshow/79950842.cms





Fun Facts

 


Peanuts can be used to make dynamite.

Obviously, peanuts are a tasty snack—as long as you're not allergic to them, that is. But did you know they can also be used to make dynamite? When extracted, peanut oil can be turned into glycerol, which can then make nitroglycerine, an unstable explosive substance used in dynamite. In a safer state, glycerol is also used for soaps, creams, and various food products.

News Channel

 MPC News: Shocking! 109 British people not found

National Network: PM Modi flags off 100th 'Kisan Rail', says Govt will continue to work to strengthen farmers

International News: How the pandemic brought a rising tide of hunger to Europe

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Groups of bacteria can work together to better protect crops and improve their growth

20 min morning yin yoga

 

This video belongs to the Yoga of Kassandra YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Affirmation for December 27, 2020

 I am helpful towards everybody

Editor's Pick (How the candy Tic Tac was named and more...)

 PJ of the day

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WHY WAS THE LAMP NOT HEAVY?
Because it’s light.



Tic Tac mints are named after the sound their container makes.

In 1970, Ferrero was looking to replace "Refreshing Mints" as the name of its now iconic mini mouth fresheners. Instead of going with a similarly straightforward approach, the brand says the name we all know now was inspired by the tic and the tac sounds heard when you open and close the little plastic container the mints come.

 


Links to explore:


Fun Facts

 






News Channel

 MPC News: Pune Corona Updates

National Network: India to become 3rd largest economy by 2030, report says


City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Protein tells developing cells to stick together

10 min slow flow yoga

 

This video belongs to the Yoga of Kassandra YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Affirmation for December 26, 2020

 I am responsible for my peaceful mood. 

Editor's Pick (Christmas Playlist and more...)

 

Lockdown Laugh:


PJ of the day:

FUN FACT: AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST EXPORT IS BOOMERANGS.


Links to explore:




Fun Facts

 

The word "muscle" comes from a Latin term meaning "little mouse."

Bend your arm at the elbow and flex. What do you see when you look at your bicep? The ancient Romans apparently saw the resemblance of a tiny rodent, which is why its called it a "muscle," a word derived from the Latin term musculus—meaning "little mouse," 


News Channel

 MPC News: International Sports University to be set up in Pune

National network: Opposition 'misguiding farmers', says PM, attacks Didi and Left

International News: How is the world celebrating Christmas

City Blog Science Club link of the day

News chemistry for controlling the volume of liquid in volumetric additive manufacturing 

30 min cardio and abs workout


This video belongs to Popsugar Fitness’ YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video

 


 

Friday, December 25, 2020

Affirmation for December 25, 2020

I believe in myself. 

Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

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SOMEONE JUST CALLED MY PHONE, SNEEZED AND THEN JUST HUNG UP.

I am getting sick and tired of these cold calls.

Ganagot


Links to explore:

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/





Mysterious places around the world

 


NASA has found some pretty incredible things in space, and that includes a floating reservoir of water that holds the equivalent of 140 trillion times all the water that's in Earth's oceans. What makes it even more amazing is the fact that the reservoir surrounds a giant black hole.

More than 12 billion light-years away from Earth, the reservoir is more proof "that water is pervasive throughout the universe," says Matt Bradford, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. 


News Channel

 MPC News: PMC Schools may start

National Network: Karnataka COVID night curfew updates

International News: Ancient wolf cub found 'perfectly preserved' in Canadian permafrost. We even know what it ate

Yoga for strength

 


This video belongs to the Yoga of Adriene YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video

 





Thursday, December 24, 2020

Affirmation for December 24, 2020

 I understand that my mistakes are my responsibilities and no one else has the right to judge them. 

Editor's pick

 PJ of the day:

IAMONTHEMOONANDTHEREISNOWHERETOGETABEER.

Thereisnospacebar.

India Story:


Links to explore:

https://www.facebook.com/FocalPointShow/videos/637068926878022





Mysterious places around the world

 

Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA

Carved out by rivers over many thousands of years, this moon-like national park is all rugged ridges and narrow canyons, giving way to lush, prairie grasses. The rocks appear in stripy sheets – the result of years and years of layering – and are home to bighorn sheep and bison, plus human visitors exploring the many trails.




News Channel

 MPC News: Pune Police denied permission for the 31 December Elgar contest

National Network: Maharashtra night curfew details

International News: Apple's supply chain woes are adding up in Asia

City Blog Science Club link of this day

 Remarkable new species of snake found hidden in a biodiversity collection

Winter Solstice Yoga

 


This video belongs to the Yoga of Kassandra YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Affirmation for December 23, 2020

  I understand the importance of relaxation after a major task. 

Editor's pick

 PJ of the day:

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MY BOSS SAID, “I FIND IT HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS THAT YOU ARE ONLY SICK ON WEEKDAYS.”

I said, “It must be my weekend immune system.”

Indian Navy:


Links to explore:



Mysterious places around the world

 

Red Beach, Panjin, China

You’ll not find golden sand on this expansive ‘beach’ in northeastern China. It’s actually a vast wetland area whose marshes are home to a rare form of seepweed named Suaeda – and, come fall, the plant turns a vibrant crimson, creating the blood-red carpet the site is famous for. Migratory birds including the apt (and very rare) red-crowned crane make their home here too.


News Channel

 MPC News: Bavdhan Biptya news

National Network: Legion of Merit news

International News: Israel heads to new elections as government collapse

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Mathematicians develop a new model for predicting epidemics based on precedents

30 min yoga


 

This video belongs to  Yoga with Kassandra  YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Affirmation for December 19, 2020

  I am proud of who I am today.


Editor's pick

PJ of the day:

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WHY DOES SPIDERMAN HATE DRIVING WITH HIS EVIL TWIN?

Because he’s a bad parallel Parker.


Donation???


Links to explore:





Mysterious places around the world

 

RakotzbrΓΌcke, Saxony, Germany

So perfect and perilous is this stone bridge, legend has it it was crafted by the devil. It was actually commissioned in the 19th century by a local knight and it’s tucked away in the real-life Kromlau Rhododendron Park in eastern Germany. The graceful arch reflects in the water below forming a faultless circle framed by saw-toothed crags and woodland. It’s currently under construction, along with other areas of the park.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Pune City Signals

National Network: Wind chilling winds in Amritsar

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Discovery finds a cellular building block acts as a gel, not liquid as previously believed

Slow flow yoga

 


This video belongs to  Yoga with Kassandra YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video.


Friday, December 18, 2020

Affirmation for December 18, 2020

 I shine my kindness everywhere

Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

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I invented a car that moves only when the Driver is silent

Lockdown Laugh:



Links to explore:

https://www.facebook.com/beyondsciencetv/videos/312354016488756





Mysterious places around the world

 

Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

If they weren’t such a famous sight, you might not believe that the cloud-like travertine terraces of Pamukkale belong on Earth. Their name, in English, means “cotton castle” and that perfectly sums up the spectacle, whose brilliant white steps contain glittering pools of mineral-rich water. For a dose of earthly history, the ancient city of Hierapolis is on the doorstep too.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Commissioner to estimate big projects to prevent financial wastage

National Network: Karan Johar summoned by Narcotics control bureau in Bollywood drugs case

MPC News: FBI scrambles to assess damage from Russia-US government hack

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Researchers dive into the biogeochemistry of ocean anoxic zones

45 min Power Yoga

 


This video belongs to  Yoga with Kassandra  YouTube channel and City Blog does not endorse this video.


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

After 80 Years

 


Intriguing Places on the Planet

 

Marble Caves, Patagonia, Chile

You’ll quickly see how this remote wonder earned its name. The calcium carbonate caves have been chiseled out by the sea over thousands of years, and the resulting swirls of turquoise, mint and smoky gray look just like marble. Their far-out location on the General Carrera Lake in Patagonia means they only attract a trickle of visitors.


PJ of the Day

 

 

He is as phoney as a dentist's smile.

Australia Cancels COVID Vaccine Trial Over 'Unexpected' False Positives For HIV

 Australia Cancels COVID Vaccine Trial Over 'Unexpected' False Positives For HIV

This underground Antarctic vault will stash the planet's frozen secrets

Frozen Secrets 

MPC News

initiate-public-dialogue-for-project-information-aware-citizens-forum 

National

 Nadda convoy attack: MHA warrant ignored by WB Govt

London in Lockdown: New Viral Strain