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22 May, 2004

Cactus Arms

Every day, I view the Ripley's Believe It or Not cartoon in my RSS reader (link to the feed). Most of the time, it's not very interesting, but today, there was an item about the saguaro cactus:

The arms of a saguaro cactus don't start growing until the plant is 75 years old!

Here's a photo of a saguaro at our new house. It has five arms. I wonder how old it is?

Here's some more info about the saguaro, including a photo of a cactus with "Monstrose" growth.

Posted on 22 May, 2004

Here's Tina

In yesterday's contest, 49% of you correctly identified Tina.

It looks like she's been dieting.

For the record, here are links to the other drawings: A, B, C, D, and F.

Posted on 22 May, 2004

I Am The Big Shot

Yes, I'm the big shot. If you don't believe me, enter my birthday (16 February, 1952) at this Numerology site. You'll see that my birth number is 8, and that corresponds to The Big Shot:

8's are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grandiose plans and like to live the good life. They are take charge people. They view people objectively. They let you know in no uncertain terms that they are the boss. They should learn to base their decisions on their own needs rather than on what others want.

For the skeptics out there, let me assure you that numerology is every bit as accurate as astrology.

Posted on 22 May, 2004

Brain Sandwiches

Here's an article from earlier this year about brain sandwiches: Craving brain food, mad cow or no.

The brains, battered with egg, seasoning and flour, puff up when cooked. They are served hot, heaping outside the bun.

They are traced back to a time when southern Indiana newcomers from Germany and Holland wasted little. Some families have their own recipes passed down over the generations.

Brain sandwiches are also popular in St. Louis, where I grew up. I think I've probably eaten 5-6 of them in my lifetime. I don't know if they were from a cow or a pig. As you might expect, they are a bit mushy -- but the mushiness contrasts nicely with the crispy batter.

If you'd like to try these at home, here's a recipe.

Posted on 22 May, 2004

More Panoramas

I've linked to this site in past: QTVR Extreme. Besides the standard landscape shots, they also have a 360-degree view inside a human mouth.

(Thanks Michelle)

Posted on 22 May, 2004

Recycled Links, Part 30

These links were posted on the J-Walk Blog about a year ago. Good stuff that you may have overlooked.

Posted on 22 May, 2004