So I was on Stumble Upon earlier and I found this awesome digital interactivity. It’s called The Scale of the Universe and it’s probably the most fun I’ve had all day. I recommended it to all my friends because it’s just that big of a deal! So now you have to check it out!
Whilst stumbling on this Scale of the Universe, I came across a glowing star out of the hundreds and I thought I’d see what it was about. Procyon it was called; the brightest star in the Canis Minor constellation. To the naked eye it appears to be a single star, but it’s actually a binary star. A binary star is a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common center of mass. In Procyon’s case, one main sequence star and a faint white dwarf.
Over the next 10 million years, Procyon will grow to 100 times its current diameter and become red. This is a result of Procyon’s hydrogen shift to helium. Our Sun will do the same thing in a couple billion years. Pretty crazy, huh?
Tobacco Advertising is now one of the most highly regulated forms of marketing in the world. Some or all forms of tobacco advertising are banned in many countries.
Cigarettes are not banned from advertising in the United States but they are very limited. In April 1970, Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act banning the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio starting on 2 January 1971. After 1971, most tobacco advertising has been seen in magazines, newspapers and on billboards.
Recently in the United States, several restrictions took effect under the newly enacted Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Effective 22 June 2010, the new regulations prohibit tobacco companies from sponsoring sports, music, and other cultural events. Also, tobacco companies can no longer display their logos or advertise their products on T-shirts, hats, or other apparel.
I’ve always wondered this myself. I thought it would be an interesting read.