The Milky Seas Effect is an ocean phenomenon where huge patches of water glow blue, brightly enough to be seen from orbit. From the surface, the sea would glow from horizon to horizon for days.
It's called "milky" because old accounts describe it as white. It's actually blue, but human eyes aren't very good in low light.
It's probably caused by some kind of bioluminescent bacteria, but no one's sure exactly what kind. No known bacteria match what we see.
9YO joking about Ender Dragon Chow:
"Made from their favorite food!
"Their second-favorite food."
Link: How you can help with the Australia wildfires https://www.ran.org/the-understory/fast-facts-about-australia-fires/
For the record, this is Opera's response:
"The Company believes that the report contains numerous errors, unsubstantiated statements, and misleading conclusions and interpretations..."
But they admit they have "recently launched and scaled multiple new businesses" and on the same page they are touting their "app based microfinance offering" which is "focused in emerging markets".
In today's WTF news... Opera - yes, the browser company - "has made a dramatic pivot into predatory short-term loans in Africa and India" https://hindenburgresearch.com/opera-phantom-of-the-turnaround/
I wish my visual migraines would make themselves useful.
The story around the sale of the .ORG TLD does not get better
I'm deeply worried.
Link: The browser wars are back, but it’s different this time https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/16/21068387/browser-wars-microsoft-edge-google-chrome-apple-safari-chromium-webkit-goat-rodeo
Humble Bundle just went live with an Australia Fire Relief Bundle.
All the proceeds goes to 3 different charities (you can choose how much to which).
Check it out here: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/australia-fire-relief?partner=maloki
(this is a partnered link, but money only goes to charity from what I can tell, and I wholly support there.)
When the aliens established contact, the human representatives asked "Why now?"
"Other spacefaring entities has used Earth as a fuel stop for a long time, which we think is unethical."
"Faster-than-light travel needs non-physical fuel."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Why Goodnight Moon is missing from the New York Public Library’s list of the 10 most-checked-out books of all time.
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