Recipe: Raw Fish … eat it. Nothing else. Perhaps add soy sauce or wasabi as a dip. Maybe pickled ginger between fish.
Sushi is made with rice. Sashimi is not. If sashimi is an entrée, rice and perhaps a vegetable served in separate dishes.
“Pierced body” – in Japanese. –To be “sashimi grade” – in addition to being high grade fish, free of defects or disease, the fish need to be caught individually (not in nets) and killed instantly. Typically by piercing the brain. This prevents the tissue from building up lactic acid which negatively affects the muscle tissue.
Types of fish used for sashimi include… salmon, Tuna, Octopus, Takifugu (puffer fish), whale meat (from the tail)
Basashi is raw horse. Toriwasa is raw (but free of salmonella) chicken.
Most commonly from silk worm larvae that grow on the leaves from Mulberry trees. Larvae eat leaves, create cocoons of silk. The cocoons are dropped into boiling water, stretched and woven into one long single strand.
In the wild silk is harvested AFTER the moth has emerged creating shorter strands.
China is the world’s largest producer of silk. India is the largest consumer nation.
Islamic men are forbidden from wearing silk (certainly not against their skin)
Walled city of Lucca was the silk production and distribution hub for Medieval Italy.
Gandhi wove cotton because of his belief that silk production was inhuman for the moth.
Second largest planet… 9 times wider than earth… 800 earths will fit inside it. And as a Gas giant that’s how it works. This HUGE planet weighs about as much as 95 earths. By comparison, Jupiter is about 50% larger but 3 times more massive.
Saturn takes 30 years to orbit the sun. Sixth planet from the sun.
Super hot at its core – over 11,000 degrees. It gives off 2 and half times the heat it gets from the sun.
Saturn has 53 named moons in addition to the hundreds of moonlets that make up its rings. Titan is its largest moon and the only planetoid in the system with a strong atmosphere (besides earth).
Saturn has a hexagonal cloud pattern at its north pole and a vortex pattern storm at its south pole.
Saturn Motors was a division of GM from 1985 – 2010.
Saturn Awards are handed out for SciFi, Horror and Fantasy film and TV. The 2013 awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Awards dinner in early June. Breaking Bad is nominated and The Hobbit leads all movies with 9 nominations.
Saturn V rockets have carried all 24 men who have broken the bonds of earth’s gravitational pull and the parts of Skylab. JFK mentioned in a speech that the Saturn V was the best chance for the US to pass the Soviets in the space race. That speech was made November 21, 1963. The day before he was shot in Dallas.
I have a friend who is a rocket scientist. I sent him a message that I had a few questions about the Saturn V… he sent me a link that I have posted on the Five Minute Professor Facebook page. It’s a complicated technical drawing of the Saturn V from an online cartoon called xkcd. BUT the labeling uses only the one thousand most commonly used English words.
Its called “Up-Goer V”. FYI – Rocket, Moon, oxygen, hydrogen and helium are NOT one of the thousand most commonly used words. Neither is thousand.
Ready for the questions?
No known iron deposits – yet.
Hydrogen and Helium
California (in San Diego) and Texas (in San Antonio)
Initial Public Offering … or I could also have accepted “The greediest people in the world convincing an otherwise intelligent public that owning a tiny part of a company is worth your hard earned cash.” If you have questions about IPOs download my book. Drop Dead and Other words of wisdom to your e-reader. $3.99.
Scallops. We eat only the muscle that allows the scallop to close the shell.
1890 -- Established in 1829, moved to new digs in Whitehall in 1890, moved again in 1967.
Shih Tzu (Mandarin pronunciation is closer to SHIRR dzu)
10. Shih Tzu are called Lion Dogs because they were breed to look similar to the Lion Statues common in Han Dynasty architecture. The most famous lion inspired sculpture may be the Great Sphinx of Giza. Although we know that sphinx best everything about the Sphinx is from another culture. What European empire gives us the word, the riddle and the combination of a woman, lion and eagle as a protector of city gates?
11. The Greeks also gave us a father of the gods figure in Cronus who overthrew his father and then was overthrown by his children headed up by Zeus. When adopted by the Romans what did they name Cronus… a figure so powerful that he would eventually have a festival, a day of the week and a planet named for him?