Friday, September 21, 2007

More Miscellaneous Thoughts

Where do all the fruit flies come from in Finland? I have seen more fruit flies in Finland than in all the time I lived in Oklahoma. Did some biology laboratory have an escape?

Finns love traveling more than the destination. On a recent retreat with the Met-Research group at FMI, we spent almost more time traveling to destinations in Estonia than we did seeing the destinations. Other proof that Finns love to travel include the ferry trips to Estonia and Stockholm---all-night travel to see Stockholm for a few hours, then all night return? Estonia is even worse---three-plus hours of travel each way for a few hours in the town.

What is it about sauna that opens up usually reserved Finns?

The season is changing in Finland. The next-to-the-last week in August was the last time we saw temperatures in the mid 20s (deg C). I doubt it has been near 20 since then. Soon it will be the equinox when we have exactly 12 hours of daylight. This means that we are losing daylight at the fastest rate of the year. We have lost almost two hours of daytime since Sept. 1.


At 8:41 AM, Blogger David Schultz said...

A civilized lady who does not discuss insects in public sends the following:

You have them [fruit flies] here because your life and your kitchen is different (smaller fridge, you sort your waste and you eat more fruit and veg). A generation develops in 3 days. So
- take biowaste out every 3 days and rinse the bucket
- close lid on biowaste bag
- do not keep fruit in room temperature longer than 3 days
- rinse the juice cartons before throwing them away


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