Oh by the way, folks,
Today we celebrate the birthday of Samuel Wesley, born in 1766. He was an organist and music composer, and was the nephew of Methodist church founder John Wesley.
Yesterday church was the usual crashing bore. Then in the afternoon nothing happened.
I've observed the stupendous ability of opossums (opossi? opossae?) to chew their way through just about anything, even concrete walls. So I was just wondering about the source of the jaw strength of such a critter.
Having access to the remains of a number of species of critters, I decided to try to break an opossum jawbone, which is actually much thinner than a chicken leg bone which I can easily break. I couldn't break it with my fingers.
So I stuck the opossum jawbone in a bench vise and put a large wrench onto it. It took a stupendous amount of force to break it. Hey, a piece of 6Al-4V titanium alloy breaks easier than that!
Just think of what sorta structural materials could be manufactured if we could duplicate Mother Nature's technology!
Today it looks like nothing's gonna happen. I'm eagerly looking forward to tomorrow when the eye surgeon is gonna make my two eyes match.
Signs of life