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    Default Tuesday Trivia: Carl Linnaeus

    We wouldn't be "Homo sapiens" without Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who developed scientific binomial nomenclature, the genus and species naming style we use today.

    The earthly catalog of flora and fauna has expanded enormously since his day. In 1753, he'd classified 69 species of orchids.

    Today, we know of more than 26,000. Among the more picturesque is Dracula vampira, a rare purple-black orchid from Ecuador that has a distinctively batlike appearance.

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Carl Linnaeus

    And here is what he looked like !
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    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
    A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
    And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Carl Linnaeus

    I was not at all happy with this man when I was struggling to learn all the names in school! That is a cool looking orchid.

    Here's my tidbit for the day- Do you know when the Spanish were establishing the missions of Los Angeles and San Francisco? During the Revolutionary War! I had never put the two events together even though I grew up in CA and studied the missions.
    ATTITUDE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDEAL AND AN ADVENTURE

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