As summer is approaching, here is a bit of a revamp of a very well received recent wisdom. Enjoy…
The total energy output of the sun per second is somewhere around 3.86×10^26 (386,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) Joules per second. The total energy output from the “Little Boy” bomb that hit Hiroshima in 1945 was 6.3×10^13 (630,000,000,000) Joules. This was a yield of only 12 Kilotons of TNT. The total energy output from the “Tsar Bomba” (the largest nuclear weapon ever constructed at 50 Megatons) was 2.1×10^17 (210,000,000,000,000,000) Joules. Therefore the total energy output of the sun in one second would be equal to 6,126,984,126,984 Little Boys or 1,838,095,238 Tsar Bombas, and people want to lie under it, without protection for the sake of slightly darker skin! The sun releases more energy in one second than six trillion equivalent atomic bombs. Why do people allow themselves to get sunburnt just to get slightly darken skin? This is madness I tell ya!
New Zealand has overtaken Australia as the melanoma capital of the world. Of every 100,000 people in New Zealand, 50 will contract melanoma. More than 3/4 of these cases are due to failing to slip slop slap.
Of course we all forget sometimes to apply sunscreen. Sometimes we surf for over the three hours and the old 50 plus wears off and we get a little burnt. Remember the slang ‘never give a sucker an even break?’ Cancer does not need any help. The research is complete. It is conclusive. Getting sunburnt causes skin cancer. People say things like ‘I don’t get burnt – I only go brown.’ But tanning is sunburn! It is as easy as that. Is having brown skin a vanity thing? Has anyone actually ever chose a husband or wife based on their tanning levels? Has anyone out there ever been turned down by a member of the opposite sex because their skin was not tanned enough? ‘Sorry mate, you are very funny, quite handsome, and everything I want in a man, but your skin is just that 5% too white, so sorry.’ How did any Pom ever get a partner?
The melanoma rate should be near enough to zero. Yes there are going to be a few cases, but people who deliberately give skin cancer a leg up are idiots. Sun baking is the stupidest past time in the history of the world.
4.1. Zamzam. This filly cost $920,000 and that was cheap! However she needs to start producing and Moonee Valley is her track of choice. She is my early Oaks pick.
8.5. Heatherly. This mare gets out and runs as fast as she can. And she does it every time she steps out! She will be hard to catch.
4.2. Thronum. This colt loves a fight…
6.3. Vashka. Gun horse. 2nd best of the day.
2.1. Hidden Pearl. Group class horse that is flying this preparation.
4.4. Beckham. A few of the horses in this race run against each other every week. Beckham is the up and comer, while the others have reached their mark.
6.3. Executed. As long as the track is not playing too swooperish, this gelding should be very hard to get past.
2.3. Allez Tara. Ok, this is what happened two weeks ago…
Then last week this happened…
Back to back wins in consecutive weeks by a combined 22 lengths. Now in a 3rd consecutive week, this horse that should win the Caulfield Cup the it is going, is going for three wins. She will be hard to stop. Best of the day.
7.5. Ulmann. This was once a race for the South Australian WFA horse like Fields Of Omaha and Happy Trails to kik off their springs in. Now the only good South Australian horse is Alpine Eagle andhe is not here. So we are left with a Victorian raider.
8.1. Balboa Park
Good luck and stay tuned.