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Saturday, July 28, 2007
  Wow! Canada is good at Poultry production!
From a 2005 Agriculture Canada PDF:

Poultry production and processing are
among the most highly mechanized sectors
in agriculture. One person can operate a unit
of 50,000 broiler chickens, which, with seven
lots per year, will provide 640 tonnes of meat
annually. Poultry processing plants in
Canada are effectively mechanized, which
allows them to slaughter and prepare 25,000
broiler chickens for market per hour.

In 2006 Canada produced 973,649,000 kg of eviscerated Chicken

Chicken consumption in Canada has increased by about 50% in the last 20 years.

The average Canadian consumed 21.2kg of Chicken in 1987, up to 31.8kg by 2006!

So does this mean that for every vegetarian, someone is eating 63.6kg of Chicken?

Some stats from PDF's found here...〈=en-CA

This is some interesting stuff...

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Friday, July 27, 2007
  July 26th - Friendly - Newcastle v Celtic - Goals!
Nice goals here by Martins, Luque (2) and Milner:

Newcastle V. Celtic
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
  Robotic Fly
Very cool, future-looking science story... A researcher has created an early working prototype of a robotic fly. Just another example of how technological evolution is taking over from biological evolution. Within say 50 years of the first earliest forms of robotics, we're able to create something this small that can fly... How long did biological evolution take to create this? Millions of years...

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Monday, July 23, 2007
  Camping was awesome
Just returned from an awesome 10 day camping trip with the family. It was our 3rd time heading to The Pinery Provincial Park, a really fantastic place.

The good news:
  • Not too far away, about 2h45m from Mississauga (Google Map), just south of Grand Bend on the shore of Lake Huron.
  • Amazing Beach
  • Burley Campground has big, private sites
  • Trails for Hiking

The bad news:
  • Takes about 20 minutes to out to the highway, so a trip into town is a good 90 minutes return once you stop to get something.

I got to do some serious relaxing, got about 150 pages into a great Philosophy book. Lots of time to think about life, simplicity and happiness. I'm hoping to get away camping again this year, as the 10 days just flew by, could have stayed for another 10!

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