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Chicken Egg Question

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Dedicated to Russell Jones who also wondered why few of us know these basic questions of our everyday lives . . .

I have an hour to kill in my hotel room in Bogota, Columbia and decided to Google the question about our breakfast chicken eggs being fertilized or not.

It’s slightly complicated.

Apparently, we’ve been eating BOTH fertilized and un-fertilzed eggs our whole lives. The factory production is usually 100% unfertilized. Small farmers often sell unfertilized eggs.

The debate as to which is more nutritious has yet to be resolved.

So what’s the difference between the 2 eggs? Hens lay an egg about every 25 hours whether she had sex or not. Just like human women do each month.

But if the hen DOES have sex (if you call that 2 second fluid transfer sex) the next eggs can very well come out fertilized.

Now if you steal the poor hen’s eggs the day she lays them, and cool it down, the fertilized and unfertilized eggs will look and act the same to us . . . we stick them in the fridge and eat them both with the same whites and the yellow yoke.

Sometimes you can detect a fertilized egg because of a dark spot or a streak of blood . . . and we’ve all seen that and wondered, “Uh-oh, has this egg gone bad?”  But it’s FINE to eat!

BOTTOM LINE . . . The hen produces eggs every day, no matter what. And she’ll sit on them for the full term regardless. But once the egg temperature drops below 99, it’s going to be an omelette in either case!

Steve & Carol’s Malta Adventure

Our inspection trip of this amazing undiscovered island in the Mediterranean. Special thanks to Michelle of the Malta Tourist Office . . . and the other great Michelle – the First Lady of Malta!

Steve & Devin’s Alaska Trip

Here’s a video slide-show from our Alaska “inspection trip” for Perillo’s Learning Journeys division.  Enjoy, it’s a beautiful part of the country!

 

 

Donald The Degenerate Fraud

Without a doubt this year has been one of the great years of political watching. I’m a keen observer, often in the vein of a sports fan, rooting for my candidates. That’s normally as far as I go.  But this year I’ve been compelled to action- and as is my wont, it’s taken an usual form.

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Yes, that is the Perillo Tours building in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey  where I work.  We have the pleasure of owning the building which affords me the ability to engage in some fun.

My father built the building in 1987, when we moved our offices from Pearl River, New York.  It has an interesting history (even a political one), which my latest endeavor certainly enhances.  From almost the time that the building was built, ex-president Richard Nixon had his offices here until he died in 1994.  Ronald Reagan visited Nixon here soon after he took office.

My father with what was then the current President Reagan and former President Nixon in the lobby of the Perillo Tours building.

My father with what was then the current President Reagan and former President Nixon in the lobby of the Perillo Tours building.

As the days of this election have gone by (and Donald Trump has been dismissed again and again by keen political observers) a time came when his candidacy was more than just a joke.  As it started to become clearer that he would actually be the nominee of one of our two major political parties, I began thinking about what I might do, if anything, to make a statement on his candidacy.  For me, the tipping point was probably after the Brussels terror attacks, when he went so far as to proclaim that, “Europe is not safe.”  Obviously, I am in the business of sending people on vacations to Europe and when I heard this absurd statement- on top of hundreds of other absurd statement quelled from (what we now know was) his research of right wing talk-radio shows, I decided it was time to do something.

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A local private pilot spotted our message and was nice enough to send along a photo.

And if you even want a more ironic piece of history to attach to this story, when Trump Tower in Manhattan was built my father was an initial buyer of an apartment there.  It was used over the years for visits to Manhattan until we sold it after his death in 2003.

With all that being said, it was time to take action. We produced a small video to go with our roof project in the hope that others might be inspired to also do something to stop the most ill-equipped, low information degenerate to run for President in modern times.  I’m happy to thrust my building (and myself) into politics once again!

Puzzles, Toys & Games

Anyone who knows me well knows that I can’t get enough of toys, puzzles and games!  So much so that they are frequently given to me as gifts.  I must have 10 sitting right here on my desk at any given time.

Unlike the fellow I’m going to tell you about, usually I just play with them and they end up breaking or being given away.  But Tim Rowett has kept his toys!  I recently came across his YouTube channel and let me warn you now- you’ll need to put some time aside to see his child-like enthusiasm and expressions of, “extraordinary,” and, “wow,” because watching him is habit forming (as millions of other have discovered).

Here’s Tim with some great puzzles boxes from his YouTube channel “Grand Illusions”:

The BBC also has a fun mini documentary on him:

Now go and look for all your old toys!

 

This Domain Name (is not for sale)

I must get 10 inquires a month about selling this domain name!

Even though I’m not always 100% attentive to my blog or whatever I decide to do with Steve.com at a given moment, it’s not for sale.

It’s one of my prized digital possessions which I purchased towards what is now considered the early days of the web.

“But my name is actually Steve!”  Congratulations, so is mine.

The Classy Donald!

Seriously, how can you fault a high school dropout, living in a trailer park, from voting for Trump?

New for 2016

I have a small video series of Travel Tips. Here’s a recent one about what’s new for 2016 to Italy.

 

 

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