Call it caffeinated Finland. The Finns drink the most coffee per person per year at 26.4 pounds. They are followed by Norway at 21.8 pounds, Iceland at 19.8 pounds and Denmark at at 19.2 pounds. Guess cold winters and long nights will do it. Or maybe it’s the long days in the summer.
Caffeinated Finland William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-6-20
Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
Pioneer and perfecter William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 4-6-20
Old Footlocker TreasureRevealed — A Florida resident got this old footlocker at an estate sale in the hope it contained great treasure despite the key to its lock being long lost. Did it? Yes, yes it did. Watch the drama unfold.
In a related matter, Washington Post Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield tweeted yesterday, April 3, there are indications that the virus killed more than 40,000 in Wuhan which would be almost 20 times the official number provided by the PRC.
The first capital of the Confederacy was Montgomery, Ala. Virginia actually voted against secession on April 4, 1861. It only changed its position with the shelling of Fort Sumter. That’s when the capital was moved to Richmond. Richmond was the only major industrial center in the South.
Capital of the Confederacy William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-4-20
Trip the light fantastic means dance fantastically. How can someone tripping over a light be a fantastic dancer? The original meaning for “trip” was “tread or step lightly and nimbly, skip, dance, caper.” The “light fantastic” part comes from the great John Milton who used the phrase adjectively in poems and masques in the 17th century to describe “toes” and “rounds”. Obviously, he did not mean “light” as a device that illuminates but to describe something without much weight and can move effortlessly.
Trip the light fantastic William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 4-3-20
Free Beekeeping Lessons From Penn State Extension — For those tired of streaming television and video games as we await another 27 days of imposed inactivity, Penn State Extension has waived through April 30 its $159 fee for Beekeeping 101. That’s right, you can learn to beekeep for free. Sign up here. Beekeepers are desperately needed. Be cool. Beekeep.