‘Voodoo Chile’ on a Gayageum
I think these are really cool… but then….
Recently, at the suggestion of my son, Lee, I read Moonwalking With Einstein, the book about memory by Joshua Foer.
Now it appears that some of the memory “tricks” might be useful in treating depression and other mental illnesses.
Our government, I am more and more convinced, has degenerated into a mechanism whose most palpable effect (not its purpose, of course) is to irritate citizens by wasting their time and requiring their collusion in an endless bureaucratic paper chase.
My Tech Top 10
An interesting list – Actually, I only agree with one of his choices. Bet you can guess which one.
The only way to drop into Rio. I’m glad I was able to watch this on youtube – now I don’t have to do it myself.
Don’t try this at home, kids.
The entire process seems to have started in 1923, when a biologist named Walter Finkler reported that he had managed to successfully transplant the heads of insects. He’d been working with water boatmen, meal worms, and common butterflies – both in adult and grub form. The transplantation process was not complex. He’d grab two insects, cut off their heads with sharp scissors, and switch them. The fluid that the insects themselves leaked cemented the new heads in place. After a little time — a 1923 article says a few weeks — the insects were healed up and doing whatever their new heads told them to do. Finkler claimed that the heads of female insects on male bodies continued female behavior, and the head of one species of butterfly kept the habits of its own species, even when its body belonged to a different species.
All of which are available on Netflix.
OK, I know this song is very popular… and the video is over 54 million hits. But I really like it so I’m putting it here so I can find it.
If for some odd reason you haven’t seen it, you can thank me.
Risk and Reward