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Being a garbage brain pays off

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, Amusements, General

Sally and I became winners of a box of chocolate covered blueberries last night. At a local Halloween party, the costumed guests were encouraged to mix by participating in a hunt for clues about gruesome deaths of famous and nearly famous people. How is it that I would realize that Atilla the Hun died of a nosebleed, that William Klemmer was the first person killed in a not very effecient electric chair, that Tennesee Williams choked on the top of his nasal spray bottle, that Isadora Duncan was strangled by one of her flowing scraves, that Guy de Maupassant, the author of the Inn, killed himself after being driven mad by syphilis and about 15 other odd deaths? Paid off somehow though.

Factiod: For nutritional reporting the serving size of chocolate covered blueberries is 18!

First-Pulsar-Finding Prof visits

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, Amusements, General

Yesterday, Tucker and I were lucky to get to spend some time with Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell at the Morehead Science Center.
One of the delights was to see and hear Dr. Bell Burnell describe pulsars to middle schoolers, which means that even I could understand.