World’s Largest Mushroom

The World’s largest organism is a  … tree, elephant, blue whale? Nope. At 2 miles across. you can’t even see most of this MUSHROOM. Armillaria solidipes (formerly Armillaria ostoyae) – also called the honey mushroom.

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Cod Liver Oil

You might want to sit down for this… Cod Liver oil is a dietary supplement derived from the liver of cod fish. We use it at the compounding pharmacy for making medical suspensions for animals. This got me wondering about the history of this oil. It contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which play an important role in the human diet and in human physiology. Cod liver oil also has vitamins A and D and was historically given to children to prevent Rickets (weak or soft bones in children). A tablespoon contains 4,080 μg of retinol (vitamin A) and 34 μg (1360 IU) of vitamin D.

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Travis S. Taylor

Travis Shane Taylor was born in Decatur, Alabama on July 24, 1968. His father, Charles Taylor, worked for Wyle Laboratories, as a machinist, who subcontracted with NASA in the 1960s building America’s first satellites with Wernher von Braun. At 17, Travis built a radio telescope that won the state science fair, placing 6th in the nation.

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Rex Hefflin UFO Case

It was August 3, 1965 when Orange County Highway Maintenance Engineer, Rex Hefflin took 4 photographs of an unidentified flying object (UFO) he saw out of his van window. He was at work, detecting traffic hazards, at the corner of Myford and Walnut, near the railroad crossing, in Santa Ana, California.

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Tic Tac Video

Chad Underwood, retired Navy pilot, took this video of the unidentified flying object (UFO) in November 2004, from an infrared camera on the left wing of his F/A-18 Super Hornet. He was flying a training exercise, near San Clemente Island just off the coast to San Diego, from the USS Nimitz.

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MCT Oil

We use medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to make eye drops at our compounding pharmacy and I decided to do a little research. It seems that they can be derived by fractionation from Coconut Oil to be used for medical applications, special diets and cosmetics, sometimes also being used as a carrier oil for fragrances.

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