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What I Learned This Week: Week 1, November

This is my week 1 update of the new experiment I set for myself to use the internet for learning in these 4 weeks. No online shopping, no wasting time on the pc to just be. I said that I would learn the things. To try to learn the things from a good source.

 

I learned that 650 million years ago, glaciers existed on the equator.

 

I learned that Mayflies live for 5 minutes, and the oldest living land animal is a 183 years tortoise. A sponge has been recorded as living 11 000 years, a clam 405 years, and a bowhead whale at over 200 years! Found on the National Geographic website.

I learned that people have interesting ideas of what animal evolution will show us in the future. BBC.

As for animals of the past, I’ve been reading much about dinosaurs. Caught in the vortex, as it were. So much information, and most of it being very complicated scientific wordings to tell us what we already know. I was surprised to read this article from National Geographicwhich reads in a much easier to understand wording, that birds are dinosaurs. 🙂

I also learned how to make a cold weather shelter in the woods. Speaking the truth, I did not learn this. I would not be able to do this myself. I did watch it though. And that made me feel that I knew something.

Want to know what other I learned? I learned that when I shut the pc, my things needing done list, gets smaller! I spent more of my time doing and less of my time sitting. Day 1 I did quite a bit of walking in circles, like a cat with hot porridge. After that though, it felt really good to not feel that I must be always looking something on the pc. I think this was the most important that I learned the whole week!

Next week, advances in IT.

-Mliae

2 Comments »

  1. This is a very interesting collection of facts from very different sources. Good work. I love National Geographic’s website. Did you check out the YourShot photos? You can learn a lot from pictures.

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