Square Watermelons In Japan. Wait But Why?

Square Watermelons Grown in Japan

Square Watermelons Grown in Japan

They get square watermelons by growing them inside of square glass cases. That way they can fit easily into an overcrowded refrigerator, and you can stack things on them.

Square watermelons are expensive though (10,000 yen or about $82). Compare that to regular round watermelons which cost about $15-20 in Japan.

The square boxes they’re grown in are the exact dimensions of Japanese refrigerators, which means they fit perfectly. At $82 each, these square watermelons probably wouldn’t be too popular in the United States. Our solution for a lack of refrigerator space? Smaller, seedless watermelons.

This is another example of invasion of privacy by Google

Entering a phone number into the Google search engine can produce a home address and a map with directions to that address.

phone vintage

Type your home telephone number into Google’s search bar & click the search button . . . MapQuest returns with a physical location of your phone number. People could use this feature to locate your home address, and receive explicit directions on how to get there from anywhere in the country.

You can remove your name off this database

To do this: Type in your full phone number — using dashes — like this: 555-555-5555.

If your number appears in the mapping database, an icon resembling a telephone will appear to left of the entry on the results page. Click on this icon and it will take you to a page containing a description of the service, and a link to request your number be removed!  Recheck your phone # to be sure it has been removed. Also, if you have children, please check their phone # too!

As to the issue of whether this Google feature is a shocking “invasion of privacy,” there are a few points to keep in mind:

  • This feature is not “new” — the PhoneBook service has been offered by Google for several years now.
  • This feature does not work for every phone number. Some classes of phone numbers, such as unpublished phone numbers (i.e., numbers belonging to customers who have requested that their local phone service providers not publish their numbers in printed phone directories or make them available through directory assistance), will not display.

Google Maps : Real time view of earth

  1. Open Google Maps and enable new maps (if you haven’t yet).
  2. Zoom out till you can.
  3. Click on satellite view on the bottom left corner box.

google maps world map

You will see Earth like this:

google earth earth view

You can see real time Earth shadow, the shadowed part of Earth is actually dark at the particular moment you are seeing.

The lights as indicated by smaller arrow are the actual glow of city street light (not real time though).
Zoom in by two mouse scrolls:

Those cloud cover are actual! And in real time!

goole maps clouds

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