Show and Tell

Mostly show. I got other fish to fry this morning. Again. So here are some visuals from the gum ball machine to stimulate your eyeballs and your imaginations.

Blueberries: Mars rover discovers geological mystery | What are these things? The are round, regular and abundant. Martian rabbit pellets is my guess.

Remarkable new monkey discovered in remote Congo rainforest Only a mother could love it. Hey wait. That’s what they said when I was born.

Wounded Eagle Gets New 3D Printed Beak  Bird gets printed pecker. The imagination runs wild.

A Berry So Shiny, It’s Irresistible (And Inedible) : NPR I never ever saw such a thing as this that was not made in China.

Brain Tapeworms Cause Neurocysticercosis, A Creepily Common Parasitic Disease (PHOTO) Take a look at the infected brain. Looks like swiss cheese gone south. This is one of quite a number of diseases whose range is marching northward as things heat up. This disease does not affect Republicans who do not believe in pandemics.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. about that link to the new monkey discovery.
    That’s no monkey, I believe I know that guy . I’m always tempted to ask him “Why the long face?”

    Also, that link about the Eagle with the new damaged beak. All I saw there was a beautiful, young woman and there’s nothing wrong with her beak.
    Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I had already eaten breakfast. Some of that stuff turned my stomach and that’s almost impossible to do.