Blorging the Luge

I had no idea there even was a Mole Day, and I’m really pissed that I missed it. (And that’s “mole” as in the animal, not mole as in the Mexican chocolate sauce you put in chicken.)

Speaking of chickens, read about A Thanksgiving tale of an encounter with a chicken activist. And, speaking of Thanksgiving, what does a hard core bird watcher to on Thanksgiving???

A slow, festering, new-agey kinda Darwin Award Nominee. Here.

Solar-powered sea slug harnesses stolen plant genes

How do you properly pluralize terms that are phrases? Like, “Right of way” … How?

And finally, what is The Difference Between Mathematics and Biology?


  1. #1 Jackal
    November 28, 2008

    Actually, it’s mole as in the number of the number of atoms measured in the atomic mass listed on the periodic table. There are 6.02×10^23 H atoms in 1 gram of the 0 neutron isotope. I could have written a paper for extra credit in my high school chemistry class discussing what I did during Avogadro’s moment, 6:02pm, Oct 23, and how chemistry helped make it possible. I was already getting straigt “A”s in the class so I didn’t bother.

    Do you celebrate Pi Day (March 14th)?

  2. #2 JanieBelle
    November 28, 2008


    The Boy sent you a reminder on FaceBook for next year’s Mole Day.

    It’s a piece of flair

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    November 28, 2008

    OH. Mole day. I knew about that.

    Well, all I’m trying to do is spread around a little link love….

  4. #4 JanieBelle
    November 28, 2008

    I’m sure I can speak for everyone who gets link love from you, Greg, when I say that it is always appreciated.


  5. #5 The Science Pundit
    November 28, 2008

    My dad is a chemist and my younger sister is a P-Chem grad student, so I know all about Mole Day–it’s practically a family holiday. ;-P

  6. #6 The Science Pundit
    November 28, 2008

    There are 6.02×10^23 H atoms in 1 gram of the 0 neutron isotope.


    I thought it was defined as the number of atoms in 12 grams of pure C12 carbon isotope. It’s been many years so I might be mixing that up with something else.

  7. #7 Evolved Rationalist
    November 28, 2008

    Thanks for the link love!