+1 more reason on why the sunflower is my favorite flower
“The flower petals within the sunflower’s cluster are usually in a a spiral pattern. Generally, each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5°, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. Typically, there are 34 spirals in one direction and 55 in the other; on a very large sunflower there could be 89 in one direction and 144 in the other.This pattern produces the most efficient packing of seeds within the flower head.”
Just bought some last week, adding some much needed happiness in my life after our breakup
Follow-Up of the Day: Student Left In Cell Sues DEA For $20M: It was never a question of when, but how much: Daniel Chong, the UC San Diego student abandoned in a cell by the Drug Enforcement Administration for five days without food, water, or human contact, has filed a lawsuit seeking $20 million in damages.
From the letter sent by Chong’s attorney to DEA general counsel:
“The deprivation of food and water for four and one-half days while the person is handcuffed the entire time constitutes torture under both international and domestic law.”
The letter requests that all federal agencies preserve any evidence related to the case, including video, interview notes, and written reports.
what! ucsd is in the news! :O
I’ve seen that top image all over the place. But given my obsession with hand-removal in Star Wars…it always bugged me a bit. So I fixed it.