Skepchick Quickes 5.16


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. Oh I am so not jealous of Neil Young. I’ll pit my asteroid against his spider any day of the week. BRING IT ON, NEIL YOUNG’S SPIDER.

  2. Oh! That photo of the kids in the iron lung is heartbreaking.

    My mom has told me stories of the terror parents and children alike felt with the approaching summer and its increased risks for polio infection. I think anti-vac people are living with the luxury of ignorance of those times.

    Also, how do unvaccinated kids get educated? Back in my day (when we wore onions on our belts…), you weren’t permitted to register for school without a ream of paper documenting your vaccines. Have school districts given this up?

    Rebecca: I am somewhat partial to spiders, but I have to admit, an asteroid is waay more badass.

  3. Ooh! Ooh! I did the vision thing. It was really, really cool. Especially covering the “blind” eye, feeling it was actually open, uncovering it again and experiencing the “blind” feeling returning!

    I wonder if I can get my students to do it…

  4. You know, pretty much everyone in the military has done that in a different form. When the flares light up at night, you close one eye to keep it dark-adjusted for when the flare goes out again.

  5. Mike, that statue is hysterical! Even the guy’s facial expression is like, “Oh yeah, hot sweet turtle ass.”

  6. As a University of Maryland alumnus, I am deeply offended by references to the sexual abuse of terrapins.

    I am close to snapping. If you do not desist, I will file a sexual harassment lawsuit, and then you’ll really have to shell out.

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