Cranberry story

If you put cranberries on your Thanksgiving turkey today, there’s a chance they came from these bogs in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. Cranberries are a Native American wetland fruit that are grown on low-lying vines, floating in beds of water layered with sand, peat, gravel, and clay. Coincidentally, the town of Plymouth is also the site of the colony founded by the Pilgrims in 1620 and was the home to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. Happy Thanksgiving from Daily Overview!
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Math for Turkey

Reminder: If you check your Turkey’s temp at two points while it bakes, then Newton’s Law of Cooling can tell you what time your turkey will reach 165°.

Here’s a pic from 2013 when my math grad school friends and I did the calculation. It predicted 6:30 and was almost perfect. @LongFormMath

#12: The Prophet Daniel (Michelangelo Sistine Chapel fresco)

12: The Prophet Daniel.

Michelangelo’s depictions of the prophets and sibyls show them reading. The fact that they are always holding scrolls or books is intended to symbolize their intellectual activity. Michelangelo also depicted the prophet Daniel writing, as if he wanted to record God’s message for future generations. It is thought that Daniel lived around the year 600 BC. As a descendent of the People of Israel, he spent many years working as a scribe in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar II in Babylon, where he was above all valued for his ability to interpret dreams.