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Winner: Pluto, followed by the Driver, Judge Judy, and TomTwin

Pluto was cruising along, looking like he was headed for a clean sheet, but he didn’t know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon. Why it’s 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon, of course. We all miss our hostess Darin, who is out with a broken back. We hope she’s off the DL soon.

Tonight we learned that the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal was shredded wheat (in 1893). For ancient Romans breakfast was usually composed of everyday staples like bread, cheese, olives, salad, nuts, raisins, and cold meat left over from the night before. They also drank wine-based drinks such as mulsum, a mixture of wine, honey, and aromatic spices. Now that’s breakfast.

Good Question!: What is the deepest lake in the United States?

Choices: a.Superior  b.Ontario  c.Crater  d.Tahoe

Answer: Crater

That is one beautiful lake. Definitely on my bucket list.

Crater Lake is a caldera lake in south-central Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.

There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years. With a depth of 1,949 feet the lake is the deepest in the United States. While having no indigenous fish population, the lake was stocked from 1888 to 1941 with a variety of fish. Since then, several species have formed self-sustaining populations.

In the world, Crater Lake ranks ninth for maximum depth, far behind Lake Baikal, a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia.

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world’s fresh surface water. With 5,670 cu mi of fresh water, it contains more water than the North American Great Lakes combined. Which means the Great Lakes are not so great, I guess. But I’m sure we’ll make them great again.

With a maximum depth of 5,387 ft. Baikal is the world’s deepest lake.

For those of you who don’t have the time to drive out to see Crater Lake in person, this is a wonderful video tour of Crater Lake National Park:

 

 

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