Speaking of rats, when I was at the dentist this past week I learned this fact-- if you put pepper on a rat's tail, the tail will eventually fall off. I can't remember why my dentist told me this. I can't even remember what kind of conversation we were having that would lead to that kind of comment. However, I think it's fascinating if it's true. The fascinating part being that some weirdo is thinking up experiments like this. How on earth does it serve science and humankind to know this bit of information? Are our tax dollars funding this? Is this why there's not a cure for cancer yet? Scientists-- get your shit together, OK? Curing cancer and finding a miracle weight loss drug should be your priorities.
Unrelated-- my son had a 9:00 a.m. soccer game today. It seems like we're always in a rush to get him in his gear and out the door on time every Saturday. We generally run errands and eat out after his games so I try to bring a regular pair of shoes in the car so he can change out of his cleats. Today after the game we quickly realized that I accidentally brought two different shoes for him. Oops. My son, rightfully, was annoyed with me and didn't want to be seen in public looking like a nerd. I reminded him that it could be worse-- at least I brought a right and left shoe. He would have been stuck in cleats the rest of the day if it had been two left shoes or two right shoes. He told me I needed to eat more carrots since there seems to be something wrong with my eyesight. Little smart-ass. I don't know where he gets that from.