Author: Lake Toba

Nuclear Tests

Today we take a visit to a couple of videos which shows the number and location of nuclear tests. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. This video by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto is a ghastly graphical animation of the nuclear tests across the planet. It shows a map of the world, and then the location of each detonation. For example, did you know that there were tests in Australia? I didn’t. The total number of tests is also surprising. This version by Business Insider...

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Sugar and Obesity Part II

Today on YouTube treasures, we took a look at a lecture by by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology in which he explains how fructose interferes with normal hormone function and triggers the familiar symptoms of “obesity” today. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Today we continue with another lecture by Dr. Lustig which goes into more detail about metabolic syndrome, and what causes it. In this lecture, he explains how sugar triggers an insulin response and...

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Sugar, Fructose and Obesity

Today on YouTube Treasures, we take a lengthy detour to a lecture by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. The battle between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup is a false battle. As Dr. Lustig shows, they are chemically identical from the standpoint of human metabolism. The video addresses the obesity/diabetes crisis in the United States by tackling prevailing dogma with evidence based approach that shows that table sugar, and high fructose corn...

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Oops!

Today on YouTube Treasures, we have a story about one of the world’s largest planes, a Boeing “Dreamlifter” cargo jet, landing at the wrong airport. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. This first video briefly explains what happened. This video is the air traffic control recording of the incident. In it you can clearly hear the confusion of the pilots, which was made worse by the fact that they were talking to one air traffic control center, while trying to land at another airport, with three different airfields in the immediate vicinity. In addition to landing at the wrong airport, they landed at one with a very short runway. Finally, this video is of their successful takeoff from the very small airport...

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Midday Matinee – YouTube Treasures: Hang!

Today in Midday Matinee, we take a listen to some amazing music by several artists. They play an instrument called the Hang. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I found these videos when searching for street musicians. I was amazed at the sound, and the novelty of the instrument, which the video creators in the first video explain: HANG MASSIVE – ONCE AGAIN – 2011 Enjoy a short hang drum duo video filmed on an autumnal morning in the beautiful town of Bath Spa, UK. The instrument played is called a Hang. It is a new hand crafted instrument, made it Switzerland since the year 2000. The music is by the duo Hang Massive – Danny Cudd and Markus Offbeat. These artists are Daniel Waples and Danny Cudd and the duo are called the Hang Playing Hedge...

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