Friday, March 17, 2006

Salmonella Excretion in Joy-Riding Pigs

A couple of asides that brightened my morning today;

First this article on the BBC showing how the desire to increase bicycle use hasn’t quite yet achieved the level of ‘joined-up’ thinking it needs. (A quick hat-tip to Slightly Lost for pointing me in the direction of the article.)

Secondly, this article, also on the BBC, about the Ig-Nobel awards for serious scientific papers that have made people laugh as well as think. Personally I can’t believe that anyone can write a paper called ‘The effect of Country Music on Suicide’ without having their tongue firmly in their cheek, but then I’m not into that particular branch of science… ‘An Analysis of the Forces Required to Drag Sheep Over Various Surfaces’ anyone?



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