Friday, July 25, 2014
1. At the age of one year, Little Man
is what you might call a "late adopter" of solid food. He's been
catching up lately, and I finally noticed something that might help. If he
wants something, he'll reach to pick it up. If not, he swats at it.
2. If your kids like Lego, there's a beach in Britain with your name on it:
A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides.By coincidence, lots of marine-themed toys were among the pieces.
3. In 2012, DNA testing had become inexpensive enough that
The resulting sequences were then fed into the massive GenBank database of previously characterized sequences. Two of the samples--those from India and Bhutan--had sequences matching those of fossilized polar bears. Every other sequence matched extant animals including raccoons, sheep, black bears, cows, and even a porcupine.Somehow, I doubt that this will end the hunt for Bigfoot.
4. The escapist hobby of a five year old boy has led to fame and fortune in adulthood:
Willard Wigan makes tiny art. His sculptures are so small that they're often presented literally in the eye of a needle; the painstaking work requires him to work late at night, when traffic vibrations are minimal, and to slow his own pulse so he can sculpt between hand tremors.There's more, including a video of the sculptor and some of his work, at Futility Closet