Where in the World are Our Listeners?
This week we're giving a shout out to Tallinn, Estonia. The capital of Estonia is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's referred to as the 'Silicon Valley of Europe' having the highest number of startups per person in Europe. While the winters are very cold it's a popular seaside destination in the summer. If you do visit the city make sure to enjoy the coffee and baked goods in Maiasmokk, the country's oldest running café, started in 1864.
Tip of the week - Call long distance
In a large scale emergency local phone lines & cell towers can become jammed. It's often easier to get through on a long distance line. Make a plan with your loved ones that each of you will call the same friend or relative in another state or country to check in and let people know if you're safe or need help.
Look clever at a cocktail party
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA sits on a super volcano. It last erupted 640,000 years ago when it sent 250 cubic miles (1,000 cubic kms) of material into the air. It's estimated the volcano erupts around every 600,000 years and if it did erupt it would cover about half of the United States in 3 feet (1 meter) of ash.
What are Ian, Darren & March up to this week?
Listen to an upcoming show to hear how our experiments went and what we learned!
- Ian is experimenting with a golf practice program designed for division 1 college players in hopes of improving his game in a systematic way.
- Darren attended a "sound bath" - a meditation experience that incorporates sounds and resonate frequencies to deepen the meditation experience.
- March is digging into the science behind quantum computers.
Article of the week
How to Make an Emergency Plan - US Department of Homeland Security
"As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance."
Product of the week
Emergency Kit by The Earthquake Bag
This is the kit March bought after researching emergency kits. It contains all the materials recommended by FEMA & Red Cross. You can choose how many people the kit is for and it will come with enough supplies for everyone to last 3 days (or you can upgrade to 7 days).
Don't forget to add a few days of any prescription medicines & pet food to the kit as appropriate.
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All the best in getting better,
Ian, Darren & March