Figuring out the Suns’ 50th and the state’s millionth
I moved to Phoenix from Nebraska in the summer of 1968. It was an exciting time in many ways, but for Phoenix, that fall marked the inaugural season for the Phoenix Suns.
Now the Suns organization is celebrating its 50th season, and you can see promotions showing the years 1968 to 2018.
Since I was not one of those staring out the window during math class, I contend that this season (2017-2018) represents the 49th and not the 50th. The celebration should begin next fall — for those who celebrate these things.
Do you agree? No.
Recently, the Arizona Republic reported that the state of Arizona’s population has reached 7 million.
I contend that the state’s population reached one million for the first time in 1973-1974.
My Arizona native wife, the fountain of information on all things regarding Arizona, says the million mark was reached in the late 1960s.
Who is correct? If you agree with me I get to go to a steakhouse. Sorry, no steak for you, pal.
The 1960 census put Arizona’s population at 1.3 million, up from about 740,000 in 1950.
Why is it that when you blow on very hot soup, the soup is cooled enough for you to sip it or drink it? For starters, blowing across the hot soup evaporates a bit of the hot surface just the way a breeze promotes evaporation off your sweaty skin.
If you blow into the soup rather than over the surface — or if you stir it, the soup cools even more quickly because you bring hotter liquid from the bottom up to the top where the hot little molecules can escape into the air.
And also by stirring the soup, you create turbulence — tiny waves — on the flat surface which creates more surface area to interact with cooler air.
Valley 101 Clay Thompson Arizona Republic USA TODAY NETWORK