Daily Bread for 1.22.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Our work week ends with a high of twenty-seven under cloudy skies. Sunrise is 7:17 and sunset 4:55, for 9h 37m 11s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 97.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

It’s the birthday of Wilbur Scoville, born this day in 1865. Google has doodle to commemorate his birth, and in tribute to his creation of the Scoville scale:

…a measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers, such as the Jalapeno, Ghost peppers, and the world’s (current) hottest pepper—the Carolina Reaper, or other spicy foods as reported in Scoville heat units (SHU),[1]a function of capsaicin concentration. Capsaicin is one of many related chemicals, collectively called capsaicinoids. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test.[2]

On this day in 1965, Wisconsin claimed (for that time) a new world record:

1964 – World’s Largest Block of Cheese Produced

On this date The world’s largest cheese of the time was manufactured in Wisconsin. The block of cheddar was produced from 170,000 quarts of milk by the Wisconsin Cheese Foundation specifically for the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It weighed 34,665 pounds (17.4 tons). The cheese was consumed in 1965 at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association at Eau Claire. A replica is displayed in Neilsville in the specially designed “Cheesemobile“, a semi-tractor trailer in which the original cheese toured. [Source: American Profile, December 16, 2001]

Here’s the last game in the Asia Fantasia series from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — January 18-22
Asia Fantasia
We’re working on eastern time this week. For each day, we’ll give a three-by-three letter grid in which we’ve hidden the name of a major city in Asia, followed by its country, with a total of 11 or more letters. To find it, start at any letter and move from letter to letter by traveling to any adjacent letter—across, up and down, or diagonally. You may come back to a letter you’ve used previously, but may not stay in the same spot twice in a row. You will not always need all nine letters in the grid.
Example:
DHG/IAQ/RUB
Answer:
Baghdad, Iraq
What to Submit:
Submit the city and country (as “Baghdad, Iraq” in the example) for your answer.
Friday, January 22
IAN/BID/UMY

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