March 2011

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The Emperor, the Artist, and the Fish

The Emperor commanded the court Artist to draw him a fish. But, he commanded, it must capture the fish's life perfectly, render the essence of the fish so precisely as to be almost alive itself. The Artist went off, and set to work.

Some time passed, and the Emperor inquired after the Artist's progress. The Artist sent word to the Emperor that the work was proceeding as it should. The Emperor was mollified for the time being.

Poke them with a sharp stick

Or even a dull stick, it'll have the same effect.

Scientists discover how to make squids go completely berserk

A newfound chemical drives male squid berserk, and the molecule appears similar to ones seen in humans, scientists now say.

No kidding. csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0210/Scientists-discover-how-to-make-squids-go-completely-berserk