The face mask: key to a return to normalcy?

The habit of wearing face masks began in Japan in the early 20th century. The Spanish flu was sweeping over the planet at the time. 20 to 40 million people were killed (more than World War 1); it killed 5% of the population in India. Covering your face with a scarf or any other sortContinue reading “The face mask: key to a return to normalcy?”

Esan Life: the straw puppet festival

🌾🌾🌾 The Straw Puppet Festival is set up by local farmers and promoted by the local tourist initiative in Mahasarakham province in the north eastern part of Thailand. It’s certainly very original and shows some fantastic creative work. There is also a food market and a stage area for your musical entertainment. Fun for theContinue reading “Esan Life: the straw puppet festival”

The scattering of light

The colors of the sunset result from a phenomenon called scattering. Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter. Scattering affects the color of light coming from the sky, but the details are determined by the wavelength of the light and the size of the particle.Continue reading “The scattering of light”