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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

WE'RE ALL GETTING A BIT RUSTY

THE FABULOUS, THE FANTASTIC and THE FASCINATING
No. 3 in an occasional series

Here's something weird.

Blood is not all that different to rust.

From the book E=MC2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis, Page 244:

"[Laurent] Lavoisier...became the founder of modern biology, by opening up the basics of physiology. Human blood, for example, is mostly water, and if you ever try to mix oxygen into water, not a great deal will stay there. But if you scatter some finely ground-up iron filings into the water, then oxygen you pump in will stick to that iron just as it did in his lab. (Each iron fragment quickly starts rusting, and in doing so pulls in a great number of oxygen molecules, making them stick. The result is the iron-rich water can hold onto a lot of oxygen [and supply it where it is needed around the body].) This is how blood works: it's red for the same reason that the iron-rich clay soil of Georgia is red."

This, and other fabscinating stuff about science, can be found in this book.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

BOOKS: UBER BAD TASTE by JASON ROGERS

RECENTLY RETURNED

As the blurb says:
When Jason Rogers sets out to write a book called The Ovens of God, he knew it would make a big mark in the world. The idea was simple: God and Satan make a bet. Satan is going to do one thing and God is going to do another. So...in a nutshell, God supported the Nazis and Satan supported the Allies during WWII. That's all that neds to be said about this work of FICTION...yeah, a work of fiction.

SOME OF WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THIS BOOK

"A gripping read. But enough about what I got up to while reading this book."
St. Saddam

"It's so funny, you'll almost laugh!"
Newstime

"Mr Rogers' interpretation of events, somewhat unconventional though they are, are bound to be influential at least, and earthshattering at most within the realms of academia."
Mrs. Balmcake

"Meow!!"
Tiddles

"Woof, woof!"
Lord Steeplechase

"You won't know whether to laugh, cry, plot to assassinate God, or at the very least consider voting for an alternative candidate at the next election for ruler of the cosmos."
Lord Nosegay


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