kitchen table math, the sequel: ¿Dónde está Nevada?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

¿Dónde está Nevada?



Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass
Published: August 22, 2009


Also Wisconsin.

Where is Wisconsin these days?

6 comments:

le radical galoisien said...

atrazine targets chloroplasts ... we don't have chloroplasts.

the rat LD50 (oral) for atrazine is 3000 mg/kg, which is comparable to that of alcohol (approx. 3500 mg/kg)

(the human LD50 should be even higher, as it is for alcohol -- approx. 7000 mg/kg)

I guess to me I'm not really too concerned yet. "weed killer" sounds really scary but the mechanism really isn't...

Crimson Wife said...

Reminds me of that famous cartoon from the "New Yorker" magazine where all the U.S. geography beyond the Hudson River is just a blur...

Catherine Johnson said...

oh, that's funny!

Galoisien - I'll tell my lice medicine story later on....

Hint: dandelion extract

Allison said...

you think that if kids can't learn to read, write, or do arithmetic, they can tell one midwest state from another? :)

Josh swears that he was a high school senior or college freshman working at his first real job in the summer when he sent a bunch of CCD cameras to Ohio instead or Iowa. Or Iowa instead of Ohio. One of those I-O states. He was from California public schools, and they were really much better back then.

Catherine Johnson said...

Idaho City, Ohio !!

Catherine Johnson said...

At Yahoo Answers:

I am a 1994 University of Iowa grad and its been a while since I was in Iowa City. Back in the day, there were a couple of stores that carried a great t-shirt imprinted with "University of Iowa, Idaho City, Ohio". Having since moved away from Iowa, I realize now that geographic confusion abounds. At any rate, that shirt always tickled me. I've googled and froogled and searched around, but have not been able to locate anyone selling such a shirt today. Does anybody know of any retailers in Iowa selling this shirt? Especially ones doing mail order?

I wish I'd gotten one of those shirts when I was at U of Iowa.

Iowa University Ohio City, Idaho