This is sweet, although I do wonder a little about people who
They know the green and yellow bus sign and remember that waiting there means they will go home.” The result is that errant patients now wait for their trip home at the bus stop, before quickly forgetting why they were there in the first place.
“We will approach them and say that the bus is coming later today and invite them in to the home for a coffee,” said Mr Neureither. “Five minutes later they have completely forgotten they wanted to leave.”
The flipside was that the flies left in their natural state lived longer on average than their “cleverer” counterparts, with a lifespan of 80-85 days rather than the normal 50-60..
“In other terms, the more the fly becomes intelligent, the shorter its lifespan,” the scientists said.
This is most probably because the increase in neural activity weakens the fly’s life-support systems, they speculated.
“This would explain why flies, like most other animals, have hardly developed their neural capacities,” they said.
Then again, if you’re basing reproduction on something other than the ability to produce healthy offspring that will survive in the local environment, duh. It doesn’t have to be more costly to be smart, any more than it’s energetically more costly to be nearsighted.
Homeowners in the northeast Ohio city who don’t mow their grass now face stiffer penalties — including a possible 30-day jail term.
The council on Monday night unanimously passed the proposal, which makes a second high-grass violation a fourth-degree misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $250 and up to 30 days in jail.
And of course while you’re in jail the grass keeps growing…
Sgt. Paul McCurbin of Durham Police said the woman found the drywall missing in the master bedroom, which adjoins the bathroom. An extension cord with open wires ran to the plumbing. Police did not lay attempted murder charges because while they determined it was dangerous, the woman would not have died from the incident.
When she confronted her husband early at about 12:15 a.m. Monday, he attacked her and choked her almost to unconsciousness, police say.
This report seems to imply that if you try and kill someone, but you’re really bad at it, you’ll just get tagged for assault. Or maybe just if you try to kill your wife…