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“The Food of the Gods”*…

 

popcorn

 

From Beyond Slow Motion, “Popcorn Popping (100,000 Frames Per Second)

 

* both the title of an H.G. Wells novel and a description of the subject of today’s post.

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As we reach for the salt, we might spare a thought for Paul Sabatier; he died on this date in 1941.  An organic chemist, he was instrumental in creating the process of hydrogenation, which allowed the development of margarine, hydrogenated oil, and synthetic methanol– two of the three of which frequently figure into the preparation and consumption of popcorn.  Sabatier’s work earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912.

200px-Paul_Sabatier source

 

Taking Time…

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From Milk and Cookies, “Tempus II,” an extreme slo-mo revisit of turf that readers have visited before (The Edgerton Collection)…

As we contemplate creative destruction, we might recall that it was on this date in 1930 that The Shadow premiered on CBS Radio.  Originally simply the narrator of a mystery anthology series, the character was so popular that he became the series’ focus, and was given his own pulp and comic series, in which he acquired “the power to cloud men’s minds so they cannot see him.”

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”

Written by (Roughly) Daily

July 31, 2010 at 12:01 am

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