Thanks for explaining the stats Matt!
Most common reaction: ‘Is that even real?! I didn’t know we even had that!’
Scene: May 1, 2014. 9:00am PST. Pacific Tradewinds Hostel, San Francisco, California, USA.
I am manning the reception at a hostel where I have been working for three weeks and remember to check the Diversity Visa Lottery website to see if I may have been one of the lucky 50,000 out of 13 million people that had applied for a green card, which is a 10-year permanent residency visa to the US. And I did. In my fifth year of applying.
You have a 0.4% chance of winning; that is, you’re more likely to get pregnant using a condom than to win this thing.
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mmm it’s a good season for mushies this year. I finally got a meal of shaggy inkcaps – the flavour was a lovely basic mushroom flavour. These are better so hoping to find more of these and shaggy parasols – those are very nice.
In a field guide to Australian fungi, A.M Young makes mention of these mushrooms being eaten in Australia by some and others receiving stomach upsets. It is also found and eaten in India,China and North Thailand. I never thought a toadstool could taste so good, really nice texture and abundant in grazing pastures, they are pungent fresh, have white spores, sliding ring, tall, standing out from hundreds of metres away, much taller than the poisonous green spored Chlorophyllum molybdites.
Cap 6-16cm diameter though up to dinner plate size is not uncommon. Light brown centre of concentrated scales radiating out and dispersing.
Stem 7-24cm 0.6- 2.5cm hollow, easily snapped. stem base slightly bulbous. A similar looking species Chlorophyllum hortense can be found growing at the same time but it’s stem reddens with bruising or when cut.
Gills free from stem, closely stacked. Gills white to cream on maturity. Margin bearing remnants…
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Dr Kong Pop U-Yen natural disaster forecasting technique encompasses not just earthquake but cloudbursts and tornados – https://redice.tv/red-ice-radio/space-weather-induced-natural-disasters