Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. They can be found in acidic bogs throughout the cooler regions of the northern hemisphere.
Cranberries are a major commercial crop in the U.S. states of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon,Washington, and Wisconsin, as well as in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec. British Columbia's Fraser River Valley region produces an annual volume of 17 million kg of cranberries from 1,150 hectares, about 95% of total Canadian production. In the United States, Wisconsin is the leading producer of cranberries, with over half of U.S. production. Massachusetts is the second largest U.S. producer.
Randall was first and correct with:
What a coincidence - LaVonne and I are going to the Warren Cranberry Festival in Wisconsin in about a week
Wisconsin produces the most cranberries in the US, followed by Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
Stephen F said:
Dale of Spectacular Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:
Hey you Motherarfing Cootiebites: I shall return soon.
DJ Useo responded:
I sure don't know that answer, but I have strong suspicions it's one of the 50 states. I like cranberry juice. Unless you ate tomatoes.
Daniel in The City replied:
Joe S said:
Wisconsin produces about 60% of the annual crop. Well, somebody's gotta do it. By-the-way, I steered you all wrong when I mentioned the Manistee Halloween celebration, "Boos, Beer and Brats" yesterday. It's really "Boos, Brews, and Brats." Same thing really.
(I'm not kidding)
mj took the day off.
Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS starts the night with a FRESH'Big Brother', followed by a RERUN'Criminal Minds', then a RERUN'Code Black'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Trevor Noah, Allen Iverson, and Rachel Maddow.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Andy Samberg, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Globe of Steel.
NBC opens the night with a FRESH'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Kevin James, Michael B. Jordan, and Bon Iver.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lewis Black, Calum Scott, and Matt Garstka.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Casey Wilson, Mac Demarco, and Callie Hernandez.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'The Goldbergs', followed by another RERUN'The Goldbergs', then a RERUN'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN'black-ish', then a RERUN'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 9/8/16) are Tom Hanks and Kaleo.
The CW offers a FRESH'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by a FRESH'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.
Faux fills the night with a FRESH'MasterChef'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'Die Hard: With A Vengeance', followed by the movie 'Ender's Game', then the movie 'Aliens'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-The Big Goodbye
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 13-Datalore
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Angel One
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 6-Vampires in Venice
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Amy's Choice
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-11001001
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', another 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NYC', then a FRESH'Don't Be Tardy ...', and another 'Don't Be Tardy ...'.
Comedy Central has 3½ hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH'Legends Of Chamberlain Heights'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Hannah Hart.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Chelsea Davison, Adam Ray, and Amir K.
FX has the movie 'The Purge', followed by the movie 'The Purge: Anarchy', then a FRESH'American Horror Story'.
History has 3 hours of old 'American Pickers', 'Pawn Stars', and another 'Pawn Stars'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-A$AP Rocky
[6:15AM] WITHOUT A PADDLE
[8:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Sandy Passage
[9:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon
[9:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Kunuk Uncovered
[10:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-The Eye Doesn't Lie
[10:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-A Town, a Gangster, a Festival
[11:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 1
[11:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 2
[12:00PM] OBSERVE AND REPORT
[2:00PM] WITHOUT A PADDLE
[4:15PM] EPIC MOVIE
[6:00PM] SCARY MOVIE
[8:00PM] SCARY MOVIE 2
[10:00PM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-The Bunker
[10:31PM] SCARY MOVIE
[12:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Sandy Passage
[1:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-The Bunker
[3:16AM] SCARY MOVIE 2
[5:15AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-The Bunker
[5:45AM] PORTLANDIA-The Celery Incident (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & the Bikini
[6:15AM] Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
[9:15AM] The Warriors
[11:15AM] First Blood
[1:15PM] Rambo: First Blood Part II
[3:15PM] Rambo III
[5:45PM] Walking Tall
[7:30PM] The Italian Job
[10:00PM] Gomorrah-Imma Against All
[12:00AM] The Italian Job
[2:30AM] Gomorrah-Imma Against All
[4:30AM] Boogie Nights (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has 'Ghost Hunters', another 'Ghost Hunters', followed by a FRESH'Ghost Hunters', then a FRESH'Paranormal Witness'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Bob Costas, Pamela Adlon, and Mary Mack.
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama wears a towel on his head to cool off, during a press conference , in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The Dalai Lama says there should be dialogue with Islamic State extremists to end bloodshed in Syria and Iraq, and argues that religion is never a justification for bloodshed. The spiritual leader is on a six day visit to France.
Photo by Thibault Camus
The pings of pinball machines, squeaks of swings and the smack of punches between fighting robots have occupied arcades, living rooms and playgrounds for decades as toy-lovers devoted hours to battling for the win.
Now a dozen novelties and games including Care Bears, Uno cards and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots will compete for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame after organizers unveiled the list of finalists on Tuesday.
After evaluating each on criteria including innovation, longevity, educational qualities and iconic status, judges at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, will announce just two or three toys on Nov. 10 that have been chosen for a place in the hall.
Nominated by people from around the world, this year's list includes toys and pastimes such as Transformers action figures, Nerf products and the murder mystery board game Clue made by Hasbro Inc. HAS.O It also features an unexpected diversion: bubble wrap.
"A toy can be whatever people make of everyday objects," said Shane Rhinewald, a spokesman for the museum. "In the past we've had a cardboard box and it was actually inducted into The Hall of Fame."
This aerial photo taken on Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016, and provided by artist Dario Gambarin shows a giant portrait of Hillary Clinton plowed out with his tractor on a field in Castagnaro, near Verona, northern Italy. Dario Gambarin, who calls himself a "land artist", carved up 27,000 square meters of a field to create a huge work of art depicting Clinton with the slogan "You Must. You Can". Gambarin used 6 meters of nylon to portray Hillary's eyes. The piece took about eight hours of work on the tractor to create.
Photo by Dario Gambari
U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, ended her hunger strike on Tuesday after the Army said she would be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, the American Civil Liberties Union said.
The 28-year-old Army private, who was born male but revealed after being convicted of espionage that she identifies as a woman, announced the hunger strike on Friday.
Manning's treatment will begin with the surgery that was recommended by her psychologist in April, the ACLU, which represented Manning, said in a statement. Manning is held in Kansas.
According to Manning's representatives, doctors have recommended that as part of her treatment for gender dysphoria the soldier, who began hormone therapy in 2015, be allowed to follow "female hair grooming standards."
ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio said in Tuesday's statement that the government plans to still enforce the male hair standards.
Vast coral reefs surrounding this island are considered by many experts to be the healthiest and best-protected in the Caribbean, and that makes Bonaire an ideal spot to test whether 3D printing technology can help preserve these vital marine habitats around the world.
A partnership that includes the foundation of ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau will be using the rapidly developing layered printing technology to design structures that are virtually identical to the ornate natural coral formations that have long made the southern Caribbean island a top diving destination. They hope their artificial creations will foster natural growth of the reef faster than other methods.
The artificial coral will be made of sandstone and limestone and will be deployed just offshore from the Harbour Village Beach Club, a Bonaire resort that is active in conservation efforts and is a partner with Cousteau's Ocean Learning Center in the project.
Reef-building coral is a tiny polyp-like animal that builds a calcium-carbonate shell around itself and survives in a symbiotic relationship with certain types of algae. Its reefs serve as vital spawning and feeding grounds for numerous marine creatures. It comes in some 1,500 known species, ranging from soft, undulating fans to those with hard skeletons that form reef bases.
The partners will monitor the progress of the artificial structures with underwater cameras already in place, capturing images of the vibrant reefs that are a feature of the Bonaire National Marine Park.
Pakistani women show their hands decorated with henna during celebrations for the Muslim Eid al Adha holiday, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Pakistani Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, to mark the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim - Abraham to Christians and Jews - to sacrifice his son. During the holiday Muslims slaughter sheep and cattle and distribute part of the meat to the poor.
Photo by Mohammad Sajjad
Ireland Baldwin says everyone in the family is happy about the birth of the newest Baldwin.
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, announced on social media that their third child, son Leonardo Angel Charles, was born Monday night in New York City.
Ireland Baldwin, sitting front row at Monique Lhuillier's New York Fashion Week show on Tuesday, said she hasn't met her new baby brother yet. But she called his arrival "really exciting."
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, who wed in 2012, are also parents to a 3-year-old daughter and 15-month-old son. Ireland Baldwin's mother is actress Kim Basinger, whose marriage to Alec Baldwin ended in 2002.
Calls For Suspending Congressional Pay In Stalemates
U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh said on Tuesday that he wants Congress to prohibit lawmakers from promoting themselves with taxpayer-funded mailings while also barring them from collecting a paycheck during a government shutdown or prolonged budget stalemate.
The Democratic former Indiana governor and U.S. Senator labeled them "common sense" proposals, but also used them to criticize his opponent, U.S. Rep. Todd Young.
"It is true that he is one of the top users of (taxpayer-funded) mail. It's also true that he voted to close the government," Bayh said in an interview with the Associated Press.
Until now, Bayh has tried to avoid direct mention of his opponent, relying instead on a well-financed series of negative ads targeting Young.
In contrast, Young has repeatedly launched personal attacks, going so far as to call Bayh "a fundamentally flawed person" during a recent news conference. On Monday, shortly before former resident George W. Bush (R-Failure) headlined a fundraiser on his behalf, Young said the race was tightening and declared that he has "momentum."
A girl reacts as she stands in a soap bubble during Spanish artist Pep Bou's Bubble Magic show in Hong Kong, China on September 13, 2016. The world-renowned bubble artist is in Hong Kong to perform eight shows, starting September 14.
Photo by Jerome Favre
A Swedish appeals court said Monday that it would rule at week's end on whether to rescind the detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Later in the day, the prosecutor's office in Ecuador said Assange would be questioned next month at his country's embassy in London, where Assange sought shelter four years ago.
Assange is wanted by Swedish prosecutors in a rape investigation that stems from his visit to the country in 2010. He denies the allegations and has asked Swedish courts to repeal the detention order with which prosecutors sought his extradition from Britain.
A lower court dismissed his request in May. The Svea Appeals court said it will issue its ruling on Assange's appeal on Friday.
In Ecuador's capital, the prosecutor's office issued a statement saying Ecuadorean prosecutor Wilson Toainga would question Assange at the embassy on Oct. 17 on behalf of Swedish prosecutors. He will interrogate Assange based on questions submitted by Swedish prosecutors and will seek to take "body fluid samples," which under Ecuadorean law can only take place with Assange's consent.
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for four species including the rabbit-like American pika, which researchers warn is disappearing from areas of the Western U.S. as climate change alters its mountain habitat.
The pika's range is shrinking across southern Utah, northeastern California and in the Great Basin that covers most of Nevada and parts of Utah, Oregon, Idaho and California, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study released last month.
Exposure to ambient temperatures of 78 degrees or higher can kill the mountain-dwelling mammals, wildlife officials say.
But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in documents released Tuesday that pika adapt to warmer temperatures by seeking refuge beneath rock fields in the summer. As a result, surface temperatures may not be the best predictor of population declines, the agency said.
The agency also said the most severe effects of climate change are felt at elevations below 8,200 feet (2,499 meters), which is near the lower limit of the pika's range in the West. That suggests pika habitat "has not experienced the more substantial changes" of reduced snowpack due to climate change, the wildlife service said.
Some meteorites are so big they need a name. Meet the Gancedo meteorite, a gigantic space rock extracted from the ground over the weekend using heavy machinery. It was found near the village of Gancedo in Argentina in an area known as Campo del Cielo ("Field of Heaven").
Campo del Cielo is rife with iron meteorites estimated to have fallen around 4,000 years ago. What makes Gancedo unusual is its massive size, with a weight estimated at around 68,000 pounds (31,000 kilograms).
News organization Compacto Nea posted a video of the meteorite extraction on YouTube Monday. It was a complicated affair requiring excavation equipment, chains, cables and plenty of heavy lifting to remove it from its impact crater. Parts of the iron meteorite have a rusty orange hue.
The largest meteorite ever uncovered sits in southern Africa. The Hoba meteorite is estimated to weigh more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms). It's so big, it hasn't been moved and is now a tourist site. Argentinian news source Norte says the Gancedo meteorite is the second largest ever discovered.
A red-eyed green frog (Agalychnis callidryases) photographed at the Montibelli private wildlife reserve, in the municipality of Ticuantepe, 15km south of Managua, on September 9, 2016
Photo by Inti Ocon
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