So, some good news from our animal-watching friends. According to a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences department, wild mice like to run on wheels, in pretty much the same ways that regular old domesticated mice do, so doctors Johanna H Meijer and Yuri Robbers have some payoff for all their mouse-watching. It hasn't all been about making mice nervous about being stared at; those are just bonuses.
And over on my humor blog is the rest of this rumination about wheeled mice. I realize only belatedly that I didn't make a single Biker Mice From Mars reference, which is wise. Also on the blog since last week when I explained the Foot-Drawing Hall of Fame and made contact with some old-time radio fans have been:
- And Again, Mathematics Comics, pointing to my mathematics blog.
- The Delivery Spiral, about something my father-in-law is getting.
- The Foods Of Mary Worth, as our favorite meddler has yet another horrifying thing to eat on display.
- Some Numbers for May 2014 (``14'' Excluded), data on how much the blog is read and where it isn't.
- Statistics Saturday: The Whole Numbers One Hundred Through One Hundred Twenty Written In Alphabetical Orders, a goofy little concept which turns out to be rather more detailed than I realized when I started it.
- Harold Lloyd in ``Among Those Present'', a half-hour silent movie I think should be enjoyed.
Enjoy, thank you. Won't you?
Trivia: Among the things Robert Hooke tried ingesting, to understand the body's reactions to them, was (in September 1672) steel: hot steel quenched in wine or, alternately, a piece of steel left in wine for several days. Source: Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution, Lisa Jardine. (Jardine doesn't say whether Hooke found it any good, although since we don't prescribe drinking steel in wine these days, it probably was as good as any medicinal potion from before the Salk vaccine.)
Currently Reading: To Touch The Face Of God: The Sacred, The Profane, and the American Space Program, 1957 - 1975, Kendrick Oliver.