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Monday, April 11, 2022

Notations From the Social Grid (Weekly Edition): On Our World

 We present a curation of thoughts and ideas as we also remember and honor the brave fighters of Ukraine as lessons are being learnt throughout the World: 

April 9, 1942: Largest US military surrender
Under the orders of Major General Edward P. King Jr., 78,000 troops (66,000 Filipinos and 12,000 American Soldiers) surrender to the Japanese at Bataan in the Philippines.  The 55-mile March of the prisoners to the POW camps in San Fernando became known as the “Bataan Death March. Read more.

How electric lights can impact your sleep
  • A new report finds that electric light impacts the circadian rhythm in people and can disrupt sleep.
  • Experts explain how people should be exposed to bright light during the day and evening to contribute to healthy body rhythms, restful sleep, and daytime alertness.
  • Researchers say light affects our daily patterns of sleep and alertness through a specialized cell in the eye using a light-sensitive protein called melanopsin.  Read more.

Geography facts

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a continent and an island, an ocean and a sea, or how do hills become mountains? Fifteen geography facts Soldiers need to know. ​Read more.

A jiffy is an actual measurement of time

Every now and then we here people say; “I’ll be there in a jiffy.  But, a “jiffy” is an actual measurement of time as determined by the physical chemist, Gilbert  Newton Lewis in the early 1900s.  Read more.


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