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Happy Birthday, Mr. Bean Celebrating 30 Years of a Major Comedy Character

January 1, 1990, saw Mr. Bean debut on ITV to an audience totaling 13.45 million. Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, and Richard Curtis created the pilot episode that marked the birth of a major comic character. Bean is so well-known, and so easily incorporated into our pop culture tapestry that it's hard to overlook how striking his creation is. Atkinson was most well-known for his four Blackadder incarnations. Blackadder's second iteration was a bit slapsticky. Atkinson's ability to deliver it and acidic dialogue were key ingredients. Even the laxest line delivery ("To Baldrick, The Renaissance was just a thing that happened to other people") could...
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Teenage Marijuana Use

This is why marijuana is called "the gateway drug". Accessible and relatively harmless to many adults, marijuana is easily accessible by teens who like its high. Many teenagers will then move on to more serious drugs. Many people think marijuana is a "harmless" drug. This is because they think back to the marijuana they smoked in the 60's and 70's. Today's marijuana has evolved through selective breeding and advanced growing techniques, such as hydroponics or special lighting. The active ingredient in marijuana is Delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.This is the chemical that gives marijuana users their high. In 1960, marijuana had 1% THC. It...
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Five challenges in the pharmaceutical cold chain

Cold chain logistics began long before electricity was invented. It started with primitive methods like storing and transporting food in the snow. This is impossible considering the distances goods must travel. These days, cold chain logistics is known as a temperature-controlled supply chain. The transportation chain keeps freight at a certain temperature throughout the entire healthcare logistics companies process. All temperature-controlled goods are at risk when there is a rise or fall in temperature, especially health-wise. Even a small temperature fluctuation can cause problems with the medication or make it unsafe for patients to use. A risk with pharmaceutical products is that they are high-value and...