Saturday, July 25, 2015

From a Galaxy Very Near You| E-Home Advisor July 25, 2015 - Capell Flooring and Interiors

It’s not very often that scientists admit they drew incorrect conclusions from an experimental result.  But this assumption led to an Olympic-sized wave of speculation that spread around the world.  And it was all dead wrong.

Our story begins in 1998 at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, when a mysterious signal was first identified. 

Fast radio bursts called perytons were sometimes detected by the station’s equipment. These signals appeared to come from all directions, lasted only a short time and did not seem to have any predictable pattern.

For 17 years, the phenomenon continued, giving rise to many theories.  Speculation ran all the way from a new theory of cosmic waves to alien communication.  A typical headline of the time read:  “Mysterious fast radio bursts from outer space:  Astronomers baffled, admit they could be alien in origin.”

Finally in the spring of 2015 PhD student Emily Petroff and her team discovered the truth:  "…tests revealed that a peryton can be generated at 1.4 GHz when a microwave oven door is opened prematurely and the telescope is at an appropriate relative angle."

Turns out the waves were being produced by the microwave oven in the observatory cafeteria, but only when people opened the door while the unit was still running.

So what conclusions can we draw from this story?
  1. Don’t make unwarranted assumptions
  2. Don’t jump to conclusions
  3. Don’t believe everything someone says, even if they’re a scientist
  4. Do check your microwave oven for leakage and never open it while it’s running.
Your friend,
Matt Capell – Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors

"We used Capell Flooring to replace all the carpet in our home as well as refinish our wood floors. Wow, what a great experience we had! Capell Flooring began by helping us find the perfect carpet. They allowed us to browse through their large selection of carpet options and gave us great advice on what would look the best, wear well and make our home look fantastic. Next, they gave us a fair, competitive quote which made us feel like we were getting great value for our money. They arrived as scheduled, did a fantastic job and finished on time! I can't tell you what a difference it made in our home to have all new flooring. The house seemed brand new again! Capell Flooring is wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone!"
Dr. Andrew Baird – Meridian, Idaho

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The True Story of Humpty Dumpty - Capell Flooring and Interiors

Hi Matt,
The True Story of Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
We all know the poem, but what does it mean? 
Many people think Humpty Dumpty was a giant egg.  That is the way he’s portrayed in Alice in Wonderland:  a giant egg with feet, sitting on a wall.  Some scholars – yes, there are nursery rhyme scholars – believe the poem is a riddle, with “egg” the answer.
Some theories speculate Humpty Dumpty could have referred to a specific person in history, like King Richard III.
But other people believe Humpty Dumpty was an extremely large cannon in Colchester England.  At a time of civil war, in the summer of 1648, this enormous cannon was placed on top of a tower.  It did great damage to the opposing forces until they targeted all their fire on the tower, knocking the cannon off the top. When it fell it shattered and could not be reassembled.
There’s an earlier version of the poem that seems to support this interpretation:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Four-score Men and Four-score more,
Could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before.
King, cannon or egg?  Makes for an interesting choice...... I'd love to hear what your favorite story like this is if you have one...

Your friend,
Matt Capell – Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July | Capell Flooring and Interiors - Home Advisor

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Hi Matt,

The 4th of July is great in the Treasure Valley, and I wanted to highlight a few celebrations that I have attended over the years locally.

Melba, Idaho has a fun 4th of July celebration.  In high school, I played in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament there and had a lot of fun.  The atmosphere was fun, there was lot to do, and the firework display was great.  In more recent years, my family and I have gone to the Middleton, Idaho, 4th of July parade that is held in the morning.  My kids especially like the grand finale where the firetrucks spray water on everyone and you can play in the water in the streets.  It is an excellent way to start off a typically hot day.

Being from Meridian, Idaho, we like to participate and watch the Meridian fireworks display in the evening that take place at the Meridian Speedway and surrounding area.   The aerial display is always great and fun for the whole family.  When I was younger living in South Meridian on top of a hill, we would watch the fireworks all over the valley that were coming from Hawks Stadium, Eagle, and the Speedway across the valley. 

Capell Flooring and Interiors wants to wish you a very Happy 4th of July.  Keep safe, be grateful for the wonderful country where we live and the troops that keep us safe, and enjoy a hot dog with your family.

Your friend,
                Matt Capell – Owner Capell Flooring and Interiors

P.S. I would love to hear a story about your favorite holiday and why, or a good story for Independence Day from you!

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