Things I Found in my Mother-in-Law’s House: Vices
Notes for this week’s CBC column (which you can listen to here): Ed Willett has been exploring the recesses of the house that has been in his wife’s family for 70 years…and this week has uncovered shocking news: people in the past used to smoke cigarettes. Also, they were known to drink alcohol on occasion. …
"Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds…"
…is how this story about Madagascarian insect life is headlined, but never mind the science: doesn’t “Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds…” sound like the start to a wonderfully evocative poem by some terribly sensitive poet? Something like: Moths drink the tearsOf sleeping birds;I drink up beersAnd slur my words. *Sniff.* Brings a lump …
Photo of the Day: Stubby Stout
An unopened bottle of Labatt’s Velvet Cream Stout in a stubby bottle. Date unknown, but probably ca. 1980–might be earlier, can’t be much later. From the “things I found in my mother-in-law’s house” series. More photos here.
The science of pizza, beer and fries
It’s all very well scientists spending their time on cures for cancer, faster computers and a general Theory of Everything, but every once in a while, I firmly believe, they need to get their heads out of the clouds and concentrate on things that are really important to the average Joe: things like pizza, beer …