A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #36
Welcome to another edition of my newsletter.
So I finally got my US tourist visa this week. The visa got approved by the next day and I was able to collect my passport shortly after that. One more new country visa is now added to my passport.
Also, my wife started a new 10-week fitness challenge with Fitbanker. It focuses on meal plans, training plans and mindset coaching. Her aim is to be the best version of herself by starting on this journey.
Tour De France got over and what an exciting event it was. Jonas Vingegaard won the Tour in spectacular fashion beating Tadej Pogačar. The greatest cycling event on the planet comes to an end. Time for me to go cycling and climb some local hills 😄.
And I have been loving the Morning Brew newsletter. Would encourage people to subscribe to it. It has got more news from the USA. But it still covers a lot from a global standpoint.
🥩 Fat loss
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the calories we burn during our exercise? Where does the fat go? Where do the carbohydrates go? Where does all the protein go? Where does all the fibre in our food go?
There are two things to consider here. Calories (kJ) relate to energy which has a different unit to the mass (kg) of the food that we eat. So how does food get converted to energy? And how does the food we eat go out of our body?
I also stumbled upon this great video that talks about how weight disappears from our bodies.
In essence, the video summarizes the fat loss as follows. The energy that we see in the equation below is not be confused with fat loss as the units are different.
Our body loses fat as 84% Carbon Dioxide and 16% water.
So fat loss simply requires eating less, moving more and breathing regularly. Simple stoichiometry.
🧭 Henley Passport Index
Having an Indian passport has its challenges and I have learnt to live and work around it while travelling to various countries.
Henley’s global passport ranking is the most comprehensive and useful guide to show which country has the most visa-free access to other countries.
Applying for visas is a big chore. But people from developed nations never realize how painful it is for people from developing nations to travel. This index shows the passport divide faced by a large number of people.
💥 Largest nuclear explosions
Even before I was born the world had been testing a large number of nuclear bombs, the first one being the Trinity test conducted in the USA, which has been recently featured in the film Oppenheimer. This was a landmark moment for mankind and paved the path for humanity’s race to gain control of the most powerful weapon on our planet.
The below article shows the largest explosions to date. Such is the power of the weapons that we have created, that it really is something we must all know.
The most powerful bomb that ever exploded on our planet was the Tsar Bomba. Crazy crazy crazy!!!
All nuclear explosions look something similar to the image below. A mushroom cloud.
These explosions show how careful we all must be since any insane person could use these weapons to destroy the world instantaneously.
❤️ Things I enjoyed
🎬 Video - OPPENHEIMER 70MM IMAX film print assembly at Science Museum, London shows the huge film print being assembled before it is shown to the audience. An interesting insight into the world of projectionists.
📺 TV show - Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is a sci-fi anthology series presenting futuristic visions from Africa. Just finished watching episode 1 and will watch the rest soon.
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Until we meet again next week, hydrate, exercise, eat nutritious food and read some amazing books.