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Mar 02023
⪮ Good Morning :: ⪮ s02e03: Snakes on a Plane
We took this photo to 'translate' the Roman numerals, but text recognition got there first.

It's nearly Saint Patrick's Day. Let's review some interesting links about 🚫🐍 snakes and 🍀 clovers.

Does anyone remember the 02006 movie: Snakes on a Plane?

🍀 What are the odds of finding a four-leaf clover?

The odds of finding a four-leaf clover were thought to be 1 in 10,000, but never actually tested. In 02017, enthusiasts set out to empirically test this theory. It turns out the frequency is 1 in 5,076. That's nearly twice as lucky!

Why stop at four leaves? A man in China is the current record-holder with his discovery of a clover with 56 leaflets! How much extra luck does that bring?

🐍 The largest snake ever found

Titanoboa is known as for the largest snake on record. This extinct genus of snake grew up to 12.8 m (42 ft) and reached a body mass of 730–1,135 kg (1,610–2,500 lb).

Based on fossil records it is thought to have lived around 60–58 million years ago, during the Middle to Late Paleocene, right after the (K–T) extinction of the dinosaurs.

☣️ Poison vs. Venom

There are an estimated ~600 venomous snakes, but only ~2 poisonous ones.

The distinction between what makes an animal poisonous (affected when ingested) versus venomous (affected when bitten) is scientific, but when it comes to your safety, not being pedantic could save your life.

🕹️ History of Nokia's Snake

Before there were app stores selling a bazillion different games, there was Snake.

In 01997 the Nokia 6110 launched with a game called Snake developed by Taneli Armanto. It quickly became a phenomenon.

In an interview with Taneli, The history of Snake: How the Nokia game defined a new era for the mobile industry, he talks about the physical limitations of the device and how that played into development.