There has been a steady stream, actually an infestation of mice wanted to be human roommates, and the traps have been real busy this spring trying to prevent it. I don't know if it was the hard winter, or the cycle of mouse population has reached its peak, but there are more mice around this year than in the past several years. There has been a mouse population explosion.
While emptying a trap, I noticed that a bulgey-eyed specimen was male. How did I know that? When I took him out of the trap, I noticed that he had an erection. I have never seen a mouse penis before, or a mouse erection, but this guy had one after the trap sprung.
I read a story once, about a person, back in the day when capital punishment was a regular feature of life (it still is in Texas) and the method of capital punishment was hanging. This person was a scientist and collected sperm samples from hanged men. Apparently when a man is hanged, sometimes they ejaculate like having an orgasm. I often wondered about the veracity of this story, but after seeing a mouse hard-on when the trap sprang, I am not so sure any more.
I must have a small mind, because little things amuse small minds, and this is a little thing.
There are millions of these butterflies around this year. I think that this it an Indra Swallowtail butterfly. I see many of them every day. They are quite beautiful and quite unafraid of human beings.
One of the most ubiquitous plants around the Bahamas is the seagrape tree. You will see it as a hedge, or a shrub or even a tree growing everywhere. It is saltwater resistant. In the old days, and in some households, the fruit is collected and made into a jam. It is particularly sweet, but there is not a lot of it. The fruit grown in bunches like a grape, but the individual fruits do not ripen all at once. They ripen one at a time. Also the fruits have this huge seed in the middle, so the fruit is just a thin layer around the seed. You really can't eat the fruit -- you have to suck it off the seed.
This is my new invention -- a shirt design for programmers and nerds. With the advent of tablets and computing, nerds no longer require pocket protectors and a pocket full of pens. So now we need sustenance to do our geeky things and this shirt fits the bill.
Who will win the FIFA World Cup? The giant betting firm of Ladbrokes hired a 28 year old number cruncher to who determined that Chile would win. My Number Crunching has different results. It is based on Data Mining, Business Intelligence Cubes and Computer Bayesian Inference from vast amounts of data.
Final Prediction: The final according to my number crunching will the winner will be Brazil The darkhorse will be France.
And while you are at it, get your Android app to celebrate every goal during the entire FIFA World Cup: Aplicativo para celular Android
App that celebrates a goal for the team that you cheer.
Make the noise and fire works when the announcer shouts "Golazo" or Goal
This is a map of Europe, labeled with what the symbols for each country means in Chinese. Chinese writing is a lot different from English. You have a symbol and you have to memorize how to pronounce it. The symbol is a pictogram. For example you combine the symbol of female and add it to the symbol for broom and the combined symbol is wife. There is no relation to how the symbol is drawn, and how it is pronounced.
With that in mind, here are what the actual symbols mean in Chinese for some European countries:
England - Braveland Ireland - Love Your Orchid Spain - West Classtooth France - Law land Italy - Meaning Big Profit Switzerland - Swiss Scholar Germany - Moral-Land Austria - Oh Ground Profit