All entries for Monday 20 June 2005
June 20, 2005
There are many activities which human beings engage in which make me wonder how it ever occurred to the first person who tried them to attempt them in the first place.
Take fire, for example. The way we make fire (I mean the 'natural' way, not with cigarette lighters, etc.) is very counter-intuitive. How did the first person who made it come up with the idea that rubbing sticks and flint together would cause this mysterious substance to appear, or were they just rubbing things together for a laugh? Did they try it with other objects or small animals first?
Kiwi fruit pose a similar puzzle. I mean, look at them. They're small and hairy, and look very much like a small poo. At some point in distant history, someone said: "Let's peel/bite into this and see if there's some succulent fruit inside. Crazy.
This is my thought for the day.
Figaro in t-minus 90 minutes!! GO GUYS!!
Tickets have now sold out, so any last-minute pants-pawning will sadly be to no avail. If you haven't managed to get a ticket for the campus performance, go and see it in Lapworth on Wednesday! It's going to rule!