for the ‘General’ Category

Yes! Tonight I am going to the Church for the first time after… after… well, after a very long time! And you know what’s the strangest part of all? It promises to be very, very interesting!

Today I need the help of my loyal readers (all three of them, and yes, I am not referring to you disloyal ones who have the nerve to go and read other blogs than mine!). I only need two very simple things from you and I might find something in return for you as well :-)

Throughout the evolutionary history of our eyes, nature kind-of screwed up at some point. Instead of having the optical nerves that lead to the brain processing centre come from behind the photoreceptor cells in the retina (like for instance in cephalopods), they start from the inside of the retina meaning that there are no photoreceptors at that point. This is the case for all vertebrates and creates a blind spot in our field of vision. Let’s find out where that is!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19th every year. No questions about the purpose please…

Centipedes like moist environments as they have an issue with dryness (poor them). Our house by the beach where I currently spend my holidays, is obviously moist. Can you see where this is going?

Enjoy your holidays everyone and see you soon online! All three of you that occasionally read this blog!

The American Family Association is using some replace mechanisms to change terms coming from their feeds that are “offensive” according to their views. So, “gay” automatically becomes “homosexual” in their site. But what happens when “gay” is a legitimate surname? Embarrassment…

A fascinating book I am currently reading is Roger Penrose‘s “The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe.”