Currently reading: Walking With Ghosts by Gabriel Byrne. A memoir by one of my favorite actors.

Notable Quote:“ Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.” ~Thomas Huxley

Joe Queenan wrote an article titled The Year’s Nuttiest Discovery: Stingrays Do Math.

Having grown up in Hawaii, I’ve always loved sting rays and octopus for their intelligence but had no idea this was possible: “hard-working scientists in Bonn, Germany published a paper and –indicated that stingrays could be taught how to add and subtract. As long as you stuck to numbers of five or less, these savvy little creatures were bona fide math wizzes. And because stingrays don’t even have a cerebral cortex, this strongly suggested that nobody needs an enormous brain to perform basic math.”

Runner up for nutty stories included cats that could learn other cats’ names and honeybees that could learn to distinguish between odd and even numbers.

Photo of Susan Linkous in the officeSince we all know how Google targets you with ads based on your search activity, it’s no surprise that, after about 213 attempts, they got me to sign up for Imperfect Foods. Wow! I’m so glad I did. I focus on their fresh produce and haven’t been disappointed.
From this week’s box I made mango salsa. Don’t use just any mangoes; go for the ataulfo variety.
Just chop and mix:

  • Mangos
  • Red Pepper
  • Jalapeno
  • Red Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

It was all in my perfectly perfect Imperfect Food box (I should get paid for this endorsement).