[Note to Cindy: at least it wasn't a scorpi-'can']
[Note to aLL others: a scorpi-can is a scorpian you kiLL with a can.
[Note to self: without coffee the word 'scorpian' appears to be speLLed wrong]
Yesterday on the Facebook story about the brutaLLy murdered scorpian I left this comment:
It would be sad if scorpions were reaLLy the kindest beings in the universe with a great sense of humor, but we'LL neVer know .... [stomp]
Now I notice that yesterday I speLLed the bug as 'scorpion' in that comment, so I reaLLy need that coffee.
Currently reading an interesting book, forty percent finished. 'Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries'
One of the reason I go to my local diner is to have chats with the cook. We mainly talk about physics, but other science as weLL. Last night he asked me this question:
"Do you know what separates man from other animals?"
And my correct answer but not the one he was looking for: "Nitrogen"
Nitrogen is the main constituent of the atmosphere at our level. I crack up laughing. He soon joins me, followed by one of us saying "oxygen", then me saying "argon is third at 0.93 percent"
The answer he told me (and this answer makes sense considering his occupation) "man cooks things, animals don't. There are some animals that use tools, some animals that [ranch and farm], but none that cook."
I told him that soon Sandy might hire a robot to possibly take his place.
This morning I just now realized that raccoons do wash their food if a stream of water is veRy handy. There are probably a few human chefs who don't properly wash things, including themselves.