Saturday, April 24, 2004


How did I ever live without Google?

I've already borrowed and read all of the interesting books down at the local library, so I've been browsing in the Google answers section again.

Did you know that the term "Making Love" did not mean "to copulate" until the 1950's? Previous to that, the term meant "to pay amorous attention to".

Google Making Love answer

There are so many cool things in Google! Who knew that "Why does 2+2=4?" would be such a complicated answer?

2+2=4 Answer

Time to go cook supper. Maybe I'll use this recipe for dessert (also from Google):

Chocolate Chip Cookies:


1. 532.35 cm3 gluten
2. 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
3. 4.9 cm3 refined halite
4. 236.6 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
5. 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
6. 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
7. 4.9 cm3 methyl ether of protocatechuic aldehyde
8. Two calcium carbonate-encapsulated avian albumen-coated protein
9. 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao
10. 236.6 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)

To a 2-L jacketed round reactor vessel (reactor #1) with an overall
heat transfer coefficient of about 100 Btu/F-ft2-hr, add ingredients
one, two and three with constant agitation. In a second 2-L reactor
vessel with a radial flow impeller operating at 100 rpm, add
ingredients four, five, six, and seven until the mixture is
homogenous. To reactor #2, add ingredient eight, followed by three
equal volumes of the homogenous mixture in reactor #1. Additionally,
add ingredient nine and ten slowly, with constant agitation. Care must
be taken at this point in the reaction to control any temperature rise
that may be the result of an exothermic reaction.

Using a screw extrude attached to a #4 nodulizer, place the mixture
piece-meal on a 316SS sheet (300 x 600 mm). Heat in a 460K oven for a
period of time that is in agreement with Frank & Johnston's first
order rate expression (see JACOS, 21, 55), or until golden brown. Once
the reaction is complete, place the sheet on a 25C heat-transfer
table, allowing the product to come to equilibrium

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