I’m a busy scientist. How busy?
Well, just for the heck of it, I totaled up how many fiction books I read this year: 130. That’s 2.5 novels/week. I know this because I keep detailed records. (Tubes, wires, careful notes, etc. )
Well, now I know why that manuscript never got done! I knew I was locked in an escapist phase, but…err. Really. This is kinda embarrassing.
I am doing my part to keep our regional library circulation figures up, however, so I suppose that’s a good thing. My first resolution of the year: less slacking, more researching.
Of course, I could have spent my time looking up crazy warning labels, like these guys. Are people really this stupid, that these labels are needed? Having worked professionally with the public for over 20 years, I can safely say: Yes.
Yes, they are that stupid. And before our favorite skeptics can write in demanding evidence for that statement, I present the 2006 Darwin Award winners, newly announced this week.