April 4th, 2014

krazy koati

``Entertaining'' --- that's the word I get from you

``This is poison, isn't it?'' said our pet rabbit, as he chewed on the leafy part.

I'd had the accusation before. ``It's Swiss chard again. There wasn't anything poisonous about it last time either.''

He hopped up and shook out a little, which is the sort of happy thing rabbits do and didn't match his tone at all. ``Why are you trying to poison me?'' He sniffed and then chewed some more at the leaf.

``Why on Earth would I even want to poison you? You're too darling to poison.''

The rest of our pet rabbit's serious concerns about this whole chard issue is over at my humor blog and I hope you do read it there. Other stuff that's run on it since last week's ``What You Missed, At Lunch'' have been:

Trivia: Phosphate rocks from Morocco contain over fifty grams per tonne of cadmium, which resulted in this fertilizer being banned from Europe as a health threat. Source: Molecules At An Exhibition: The Science Of Everyday Life, John Emsley.

Currently Reading: The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life Of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom, Graham Farmelo. I'm weirdly delighted that Dirac apparently didn't understand why rockets launch vertically, rather than horizontally, and seemed to only provisionally accept the proof that this is the most economical way to get into orbit.