On our feeds when a story comes down we have a name for them-- called a slug. The slug of the eHuman story was "CADAVER MAPPER", which is entirely to the point, but still made me raise an eyebrow.
Here's the link to the eHuman project I promised:
And in case you wanted a little more sciency stuff on the restricted calories story-- check here: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=242CBE56-E7F2-99DF-37DEAE209E877BFB&chanID=sa011
Shari writes about the guy who put the rattlesnake in his mouth:My father was bitten by a Cottenmouth. The Doctors in Oklahoma City gave him the anti-venom. He was OK through all of it but one of the side effects of the venom is memory loss. He was in the early stages of Alzheimers when the venom was administered;the side effect of the venom accelerated the Alzheimer symptoms. He got worse really fast; the Doctors told us it was probably from the venom.
I published Barbie's full comment about McGorge Scott's racoon photos, but here's a snippet in case you don't check comments: I was a Texas cattle rancher, and we had plenty of those little thieves! Not only did they steal the vegetables out of our garden, they stole all the apricots off our tree in just one night! I had been out there looking at my tree around dusk the night before, and went inside to tell my husband they were ripe for the pickin' the next day. I went out the next morning, and all I found was a huge pile of apricot pits on the ground!
Sean writes about the Emergency Registry and Network of Care story: Network of Care looks like a great program but through my experience with the elderly, I'm not sure how well it will work. Many senior citizens and disabled people don't want to bother others and/or don't feel that they need help. So I'm not sure how many people will use it.
He also mentioned my recent summit of Council Crest:
Congratulations. You made your goal more than a month early and showed everybody that you are human by putting yourself in the picture. :)
Mind like a steel trap, Sean.. I forgot that I even mentioned wanting to get to it by November!! :-)
And to close things off, here are a few more pics from McGorge Scott. The kitty is checking out a moth, but look who's behind him!!
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