Copra is dried coconut kernel William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-5-20

Copra is dried coconut kernel. Humans can’t eat much of it due to its high fiber content but it makes perfect feed for ruminants. What are ruminants? They are animals with foreguts i.e. specialized stomachs that ferment the meal after which it is regurgitated and chewed it again. It’s called chewing the cud. Yes, cows are ruminants.

Copra is dried coconut kernel William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-5-20
Copra is dried coconut kernel. Humans can't eat much of it due to its high fiber content but it makes perfect feed for ruminants.

Gibbonsia Erroli William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-4-20

Errol Flynn the actor had a type of fish named for him, the Gibbonsia erroli. It was discovered by his father, Theodore Thomson Flynn, a noted Australian marine biologist. Gibbonsia are clinids i.e. kelpfish.

Gibbonsia erroli William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-4-20

Gibbonsia Erroli William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-4-20

William Duell William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-31-20

William Duell was convicted of being an accessory to rape and hanged in Tyburn, England on Nov. 24, 1740. His body swayed for 20 minutes before it was cut down and taken to a medical training college for dissection. As it lay on the board, it was noticed that it was breathing. Duell was still alive. They treated him and by the next day he was fully recovered. He had no memory of the hanging. So what to do with the criminal now that his sentenced hanging was complete? He was given penal exile and shipped to Boston. They believe he died there about 1805.

William Duell William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-31-20
William Duell William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-31-20

Richest Philadelphian William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-30-20

The richest Philadelphian in history was Stephen Girard, a banker who lived from 1750 to 1831.

The Independent of Britain estimates his worth at $105 billion in today’s dollars and calls him the 17th richest man who ever lived.
 
Number one is Mansa Musa I, the 14th century ruler of Mali who made his fortune with gold and salt and whose worth is estimated at $400 billion.
 
Fourteen of the 26 on the list are American, with the richest being John D. Rockefeller at number 3 with $340 billion. Bill Gates at his peak was worth $136 billion.
 
Besides Gates, the others on the list still alive are Carlos Slim at 22 worth $68 billion and Warren Buffet at 26 worth $64 billion.
 
Economic times change.
 
William the Conqueror is number seven and is said to have been worth $229.5 billion while his fighting companion Alan Rufus at number 11 was wroth $178.65 billion
 
 
Richest Philadelphian William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-30-20
 
Richest Philadelphian William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-30-20

Gummo Marx William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-28-20

You might have heard of Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo but who was Gummo Marx? He was the original fourth Marx brother. When he entered the Army during World War I, Zeppo took his place as straight man. This is while the brothers were doing vaudeville and before they hit it big in the movies. After leaving the Army, Gummo went into the raincoat business, then had quite a bit of success operating a theatrical agency.

Gummo Marx William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-28-20
Gummo Marx William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-28-20

Port and Starboard William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-27-20

Port and starboard are not synonymous with left and right. The nautical words are always relative to the longitudinal axis of the ship. If you face the bow, port is on your left and starboard is on your right. if you face the stern, it would be vice-versa.

Port and Starboard William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-27-20
Port and Starboard William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-27-20