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Fluid dynamics…

Coach: Can I draw you a beer, Norm?
Norm: No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one.

Readers may have recognized that your correspondent has a weakness for nifty info-graphics.  In browsing recently, he came across a wonderful series created by Wallstats for (Roughly Daily’s old favorite) Sloshspot

…and in that series, a striking juxtaposition.  Consider that:

And that, at the same time:

As we plan to monitor our water use and tithe from our beer allowances to RDI, we might recall that it was on this date in 1870 that Professor Edward Joseph De Smedt of the American Asphalt Pavement Company, New York City, received two patents for the invention known as “French asphalt pavement”–  the first practical version of sheet asphalt.  Later that same year (on July 29), the first road was paved with sheet asphalt: William Street in Newark, New Jersey.

early asphalt paving (source)

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