Dan Hughes

September 20, 2017

The staggering numbers behind Oktoberfest

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/the-staggering-numbers-behind-oktoberfest

From liters of beer consumed to the number of missing dentures, the tallies behind Oktoberfest have much to reveal about the frisky folk festival.

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September 19, 2017

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey actually warped Earth's crust

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/flooding-hurricane-harvey-actually-warped-earths-crust

Harvey's 275 trillion pounds of water was a heavy weight to carry.

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September 19, 2017

Eating alone is becoming more common — and it's a problem

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/eating-alone-becoming-more-common-and-its-problem

As people age, they need good healthy food, and they're not all getting it.

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September 19, 2017

Mysterious pink tube 'creature' baffles divers

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/mysterious-pink-tube-creature-baffles-divers

A bizarre gelatinous mass, measuring 9 feet long, was discovered off the coast of Australia.

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September 19, 2017

I changed the way I use social media, and it changed my life

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/blogs/i-changed-way-i-use-social-media-and-its-changing-my-life

MNN blogger Jenn Savedge shares the two changes that have helped her navigate the web without getting sucked into the social media vacuum.

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September 19, 2017

This FirePit enables "smokeless" wood campfires & charcoal grilling

Originally Posted: https://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/biolite-firepit-offers-smokeless-wood-campfires-charcoal-grilling.html

BioLite refers to its latest product as a "major tune-up" for outdoor fires, with the boast that it burns more efficiently and puts out less smoke, while still offering a great view of the fire.

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September 19, 2017

These octopuses like to hang out together in an underwater city called Octlantis

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/octopuses-hang-out-together-octlantis

Once believed to be loners, gloomy octopuses like to hang out in groups in "cities" made of piles of sand and shells. The latest find is called Octlantis.

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September 19, 2017

In Finland, classroom design offers a radical departure from the norm

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/finnish-schools-embrace-nontraditional-classroom-design

More and more Finnish schools are doing away with chalkboards, desks and walls in favor of less regimented learning spaces for students.

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September 19, 2017

Why do leaves have such different shapes?

Originally Posted: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/leaves-different-shapes-sizes

Plants grow just the right kind of leaf for the environment they're in.

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