Daily Bread for 10.7.13

Good morning.

Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high of sixty-four, and west winds of 10 to 15 mph.

China, one reads, faces an insect threat:

The world’s biggest hornet is wreaking havoc in northwestern China, where 42 people have died after being swarmed and stung in Shaanxi Province, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Some 1,600 others have been injured since the outbreak of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) began in July, the regional health authority reported, and attacks continue even as local authorities take action, including destroying hundreds of hives and improving medical treatment for victims.

See, along these lines, Beware the Giant Hornets:

On this day in 1774, Wisconsin’s French flare becomes formal:


1774 – Wisconsin Becomes Part of Quebec
On this date Britain passed the Quebec Act, making Wisconsin part of the province of Quebec. Enacted by George III, the act restored the French form of civil law to the region. The Thirteen Colonies considered the Quebec Act as one of the “Intolerable Acts,” as it nullified Western claims of the coast colonies by extending the boundaries of the province of Quebec to the Ohio River on the south and to the Mississippi River on the west. [Source: Avalon Project at the Yale Law School]

Scientific American‘s daily trivia question asks about meteorites. (Clicking on the question leads to its answer.)

Where is the largest crater on earth produced by a crashing meteorite?