Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!
Happy Hump Day!

Thanks once more to The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!

Let’s examine a few tidbits from the wonderful world of science.

It seems the “Not Face” is a universal part of our body language.  (I’ve always thought of the pictured expression as the “screw you” face.)

Here’s a blind cavefish that can walk up walls.  Fascinating.  The endless variety of life on this little blue rock never ceases to amaze.

There is fog on Titan.   Which brings to mind that great old song, Lunar City Seven:

To Ganymede and Titan.
To Ganymede and Titan.

To Ganymede and Titan, Yes, sir, I’ve been around.  But there ain’t no place, in the whole of Space, like that good ol’ toddlin’ town.

Oh! Lunar City Seven, you’re my idea of heaven.  Out of ten, you score eleven, you good ol’ toddlin’ town. Oh! Lunar City Seven, Lunar Cities One through Six, they always get me down.  But Lunar City Seven, you’re my home town!

If  you don’t remember that tune, you’re probably not a Dwarfer.

In other news, metals may be behind the mysterious origins of life on Earth.  Think about it though; our blood chemistry is based on iron.  And our body chemistry depends on a host of other metals.  Read the whole article for details.

And on that metallic note, we return you to your Wednesday (it’s actually already Wednesday evening here in the Land of the Rising Sun), already in progress.