Monday, October 17, 2011

Relativity


A turtle walks into the sheriff's office. "I've just been attacked by three snails," he cries. "How terrible," the sheriff replies. "Tell me what happened." "Well, I don't really know," says the turtle, shaking his head. "It all happened so fast."

Confession: I totally nicked this joke from a New Yorker (April 18th, 2011) profile on neuroscientist David Eagleman who is studying the brain and our perception of time. His work would help explain why everything shifts into slow motion after your wading boots shoot out from underneath you on slippery rocks - a phenomenon I've experienced much too often. Cool stuff.

6 comments:

Jay said...

Turtles are awesome.

e.m.b. said...

This made me smile -- even laugh -- on a very crappy day. Thank you, Mike.

Cofisher said...

I'm with Jay, I love turtles.

Mike said...

Turtles. Who knew?

And I'm glad to bring you a grin on a crappy day, Erin. I hope tomorrow is better.

upacreek333 said...

And... you knew it was coming, right? "No. It's just ice cream."

Mike said...

I've been waiting expectantly, Chris. I certainly did know that it was coming, sooner or later. Thanks for the relief.