Mosquitoes are really bad this year here in College, Alaska. Just walking 10 yards (~9 m) from the door to the car was enough to provide supper for probably ten of them. Ok, ok, from a mathematical point of view, ten are negligible compared to the whole crowd of mosquitoes in Alaska. I hear you.
Biologists estimate that there are about 17.5 trillion mosquitoes in Alaska! A mosquito weighs about 0.0000055 lbs (2.494758035 milligram) each. Thus, the total weight of all Alaska mosquitoes is about 96 million lbs (43.5449 million kg)!
The average weight of an adult Holstein cow is about 1,500 lbs (1000 kg). Thus, Alaska’s mosquitoes all together weigh as much as nearly 43545 Holstein cows! Thus, about 4,018,831 mosquitoes weigh as much as a Holstein cow. I am still thinking whether I would prefer those mosquitoes to be cows. On the other hand, in Alaska, you would need a furnace in the cow stable.
On a different thought, I should buy a mosquito net or jacket for gardening so I don’t become lunch or dinner. Are you curious what Alaskans grow in their yards?
Casual Friday work outfit with white denim
It’s Friday. Thus, I went for white boyfriend jeans with a dark navy sweater and a motorcycle jacket. The jacket is more for style and as a cover-up in case the air conditioning is overachieving. ; ) I like to add feminine pointy toe pumps to an otherwise casual outfit to keep the look polished.
How do you keep your Casual Friday work outfit polished?
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Photos: G. Kramm
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