Latvia has lost 30% of its population.
Lithuania has lost 27% of its population.
Georgia has lost 26% of its population.
Ukraine has lost 19% of its population.
Armenia has lost 15% of its population.
Estonia has lost 15% of its population.
Moldova has lost 10% of its population.
Belarus has lost 8% of its population.
Tajikistan has gained 90% in population.
Uzbekistan has gained 70% in population.
Turkmenistan has gained 69% in population.
Kyrgyzstan has gained 55% in population.
Azerbaijan has gained 44% in population.
Kazakhstan has gained 15% in population.
About Jesus having been born in a manger: I always assumed a manger was a structure like a barn or a stable. Not so. According to the Free Dictionary, a manger is “a trough or an open box in which feed for livestock is placed.” So he probably wasn’t born in a manger, but placed there as in a cradle.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. – Luke 2:7
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people: Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:10-12
One of those things that commonly get confused in Sunday school. I blame the translators choosing “manger” instead of “trough”. Not even farmers use the word “manger” any more, at least where I grew up.
I’m fascinated by the number of cases of both malaria and yellow fever in the United States in colonial times and up through the 19th century. You don’t think about either of those diseases occurring in the US.
Recently… sensors have detected a constant increase in the level of radioactivity. It seems that this radioactivity is coming from an unreachable chamber from underneath reactor 4 that has been blocked since the night of the explosion on the 26th of April, 1986.
One chamber, known as subreactor room 305/2, is thought to contain large amounts of this material, but it is inaccessible and hasn’t been seen by human or robotic eyes since the disaster.
Now, researchers have seen a spike in neutron emissions from the room, with levels increasing around 40 per cent since the start of 2016. This points to a growing nuclear fission reaction, so researchers are trying to determine if this surge will fizzle out, as previous spikes in other parts of the ruins have done, or whether they will need to find a way to access the room and intervene.
Sleep well tonight.
2.) Volcanic Eruption in the Canary Islands wiping out houses and forcing evacuations
Isn’t this the first scene from a standard Sci-Fi thriller?
Isn’t ANYone getting prepared for giant, mutated Eurasian Jerboas? Or maybe those are only the pets of the forgotten scientist, abandoned underneath Reactor Four since the 80s, plotting his revenge as he fed off the radioactivity…
You know the red, plastic lenses that protect your brake lights on your car or truck? It’s obvious that they’re designed so that some of the light from the light bulbs goes through the lenses and to the driver’s eyes in the vehicle behind you. What I’m guessing a lot of people don’t realize is that the lenses are also reflectors. When you drive down a street at night, you will see a reflection from the brake light lenses for cars that are parked along the street; the light from your vehicle’s headlights is reflecting off of them. This is by design, and is (I believe) a DOT requirement.