Saturday Snippets…15th October 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Empty”

Good morning and welcome to Saturday Snippets where my muse struts her stuff and gives me a word…a one-word prompt I still have no clues as to where she gets the ideas for my prompt from … Today’s prompt is “Empty”…so is my brain…I know many of us have been amazed when a magician shows us an empty box …but empty this a challenge!

Let’s have some music while I think about this…Enjoy!

Sprawling over parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates, the Empty Quarter—or Rub’ al Khali—is the world’s largest sand sea. Roughly the size of France, the Empty Quarter holds about half as much sand as the entire Sahara Desert…Wow, that’s a lot of sandcastles you could build…

It is common for birds to only use a nest once and never return, although some species will return to the nest. A nest found without eggs in it could be in the process of being built, it could have been abandoned due to a threat or it may be one of a number built but not used.

As per Vastu Shastra, making a bird’s nest is considered very auspicious and lucky. So it is suggested that you should never destroy any nest. Since their arrival implies an improvement in life’s fortune…

Space seems empty to humans because we can’t see most of the stuff there, and because there is much less air than we are used to. Space is not empty. A point in outer space is filled with gas, dust, a wind of charged particles from the stars, light from stars, cosmic rays, the radiation left over from the Big Bang, gravity, electric and magnetic fields, and neutrinos from nuclear reactions. As the book “Nothingness: The Science of Empty Space” by Dr Henning Genz describes, space is also filled with two things we can’t directly detect dark matter and dark energy.

Did you know?

Karaoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese.

An empty fridge not only makes it more difficult to decide what to snack on, but it also wastes valuable energy. It works like this: the more empty space in the fridge, the more cold air is displaced by warm air when you open the door, requiring the appliance to generate cool air to replace it. If the fridge is packed, less cool air escapes and less energy is required to replenish it. The writers at The Kitchn go so far as to advise fridge owners to fill empty bottles with water in order to displace the empty air…

Who doesn’t love to wander along the seashore and pick a lovely shell or two maybe a pretty stone made so smooth by the sand and the sea as we walk …Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches they are such common sight… Seashells have been used by humans for many different purposes throughout history and prehistory…to frame a favourite picture or to adorn a shelf as a reminder of a holiday…

The downside, however, is the majority of seashells which are offered for sale commercially have been collected alive (often in bulk) and then killed and cleaned, specifically for the commercial trade. This type of large-scale exploitation can sometimes have a strong negative impact on local ecosystems and sometimes can significantly reduce the distribution of rare species…

That’s all for today’s prompt not an easy one…but I do hope you enjoyed my findings and as always I look forward to your comments I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. xx

31 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…15th October 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Empty”

  1. tidalscribe.com

    I wonder if there is anything that is truly empty… you have got us all thinking. I can never work out how space vehicles of any sort, especially those that travel for years through our solar system, actually go along. Planes are kept up by air currents and have air to propel themselves against. Space may not be empty, but there is still a lot of space out there and how do space ships propel themselves and in the right direction! Perhaps you should do Infinity next Saturday Carol!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Ahhhh… Good questions… my job is done.. its good to think.. Yes I might take you up on Infinity… That why I loved Stephen Hawkins book it was hard going… I reread most of it as I went along but it certainly made me think… my grandaughter is reading it atm.. She’s like me she likes a challenging read she belongs to the nerdy side like me… 😂 Thank you for you for your interesting comment, Janet I hope you are keeping well 🤗

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  3. johnrieber

    Interesting post today – for those who don’t know, Elton John wrote “Empty Garden” about his good friend John Lennon’s murder. Your information about sea shells is so important…

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  4. Jim Borden

    I never knew what karaoke meant, and thanks for that useful tip about refrigerators!

    When I saw the title of your post, the first song that came ot my mind was “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Ahhh.. Thanks, Jim not a song I have heard it was quite difficult to find songs I liked.. And yes my one word prompts come up with some interesting little snippets like the meaning of karaoke thats why I love doing these posts I learn something new every time both from my research and the comments… Blogging keeps on giving 🤗😎

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  5. Clive

    As you say, not an easy prompt, especially for the music! The only one I could think of was your final choice, but by The Supremes: I didn’t know Stevie Wonder had covered it, but that was the Holland-Dozier-Holland way of getting the most mileage from their songs, wasn’t it 😊 xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It was a toss up between Stevie W and The Supremes and he won by a hair.. As for the most mileage.. I’ll bow to your expertise I just listen to music.. Now if it was a recipe or ingredients.. 😂… But no it was one of my harder prompts all round but it stretched the grey matter… 😀 I hope you have a good weekend, Clive xx

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      1. Clive

        It’s not uncommon to find one of their hits as an album track for another of their acts. Recycling at its finest! You have a good weekend too 😊 xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Wow that must have been an experience we rode camels in Tunisia and had a meal in the desert there which was pretty special,,Glad you loved the songs not so many to choose from with that prompt 🙂 x

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  7. beetleypete

    When I went to Kenya in 1983, we were asked not to buy large sea-shells from beach traders because the creatures inside them had been killed so the shells could be sold. It seems like that are still doing that almost 40 years later.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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