Silent 3's medicated musings
Yet another blog that will take up gigs of space, be accessable to anyone on the face of the earth, and will be read by (maybe) three people... If I'm lucky.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Evolution of lactose tolerance. Why do humans keep drinking milk?
Once he reached about 4 or 5 years old, his body would begin to slow its production of lactase, the enzyme that allows mammals to digest the lactose in milk. Thereafter, nursing or drinking another animal's milk would have given the little hell-raiser stomach cramps and potentially life-threatening diarrhea; in the absence of lactase, lactose simply rots in the guts. With Cain weaned, Abel could claim more of his mother's attention and all of her milk. This kept a lid on sibling rivalry—though it didn't quell the animus between these particular sibs—while allowing women to bear more young. The pattern was the same for all mammals: At the end of infancy, we became lactose-intolerant for life.
Genomic analyses have shown that within a few thousand years, at a rate that evolutionary biologists had thought impossibly rapid, this mutation spread throughout Eurasia, to Great Britain, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, India and all points in between, stopping only at the Himalayas. Independently, other mutations for lactose tolerance arose in Africa and the Middle East, though not in the Americas, Australia, or the Far East.
Indexed: Seven Deadly Sins (paired)
Welcome to Indexed. http://thisisindexed.com/
As the blog owner says, "This is a little project that allows me to make fun of some things and sense of others without resorting to doing actual math."
Jessica draws her graphs on index cards, scans them, then posts them on her blog.
You know the Seven Deadly Sins are:
Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride
BUT... what happens when you pair two sins?
Jessica explains in her graph that:
Lust + Gluttony = Edible Undies
Lust + Sloth = Quickie
Lust + Pride = Trophy Wife
...and so on.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Rats playing basketball
Friday, October 19, 2012
License Plate Frame Foils Irksome Traffic-Light Cameras
An optical flash trigger detects the flash of the traffic-light camera and sets off xenon flashes in the sides of the frame, so when the traffic-light camera opens its shutter, there's too much light and the picture of your license plate is overexposed. Big Brother can't read your plate.
You didn't get this from me.
No, you didn't.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Warning: Highly Addictive Website inside
Philippine Rebel Group Agrees to Peace Accord to End Violence in South
" The deal with the rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which has fought a war of independence for more than three decades, is the first step in what is expected to be a long, complex process of working through disputes that have lasted for centuries between the Christian-dominated national government and the predominantly Muslim residents of the southern island of Mindanao."
the Moro Islamic Liberation Front = a rather embarrassing acronym for a rebel army.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Paul Rudnick: Married to Jesus : The New Yorker
Fine, now you know: Jesus was married and for many years I happily answered to the name Mrs. Melissa Christ. I met Jesus when we were both teenagers, at a Young Hebrews mixer in Bethlehem. I was there with my best friend, Amy of Nazareth, and we were getting ready to leave, because we were sick of all those chubby Orthodox boys in rough burlap robes and untrimmed sideburns coming up to us and saying things like "I hope you're not menstruating, because I'd really like to touch you."
But then, across the room, I saw this beautiful guy with gorgeous flowing hair, wearing a simple white linen tunic and swaying gently to the music with his eyes shut, which was especially impressive because the band consisted of two elderly men rhythmically squeezing a goat. I couldn't help staring, even after Amy told me, "I've heard about him. His name is Jesus and he doesn't have a job." But then Jesus opened his stunning blue eyes and gazed upon me, and I said to Amy, "I think I've just discovered one of the lost tribes of Israel." "Which one?" she asked, and I said, "The blonds."
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Happy Birthday, John
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
― John Lennon
Monday, October 08, 2012
Well played, Sir. Well played.
At the conclusion of this year's reenactment of the Battle of Germantown all the reenactors lined up, and Jack Asher (who funds the event) spoke to us.
He thanked the Continental (American) Army and the British Army. After a momentary pause, he quickly added his thanks to the small group of Hessians.
Someone behind me in the Continental Line said, "It's polite to thank the hired help."
Friday, October 05, 2012
Revolutionary War Battle Of Germantown Re-Enactment On Saturday
The Redcoats were outnumbered, but they managed to beat back the Continental troops. It didn't hurt that the British were holed up in Cliveden, a stately mansion that turned out to be a mighty fortress, thanks to its 2 foot thick Wissahickon Shist stone walls.
Historic Germantown Executive Director Barbara Hogue says that's where the re-enactment takes place.
More than 300 re-enactors armed with cannons and muskets will bring the battle to life:
"It's very loud — it definitely gives you the sense of what it was like here in 1777."
The battle will be re-waged at noon and 3 as part of the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, which starts at Cliveden at ten.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Designer of 3-D Printable Gun Has His 3-D Printer Seized
The promise of home 3-D printing is that you can construct anything you want from the comfort and convenience of your own living room. For a group whose mission is to 3-D print a working pistol from scratch, however, that promise has been revoked.
Monday, October 01, 2012
"And it was pink, Officer!"
NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – A Delaware man arrested for his 7th DUI told police he crashed his car because he was trying to avoid an elephant on the road.