Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Do ants sleep?

A question I often ponder, given my excellent view from the toilet of a swarm that refuses to eat the ant poison.

Thanks to the miracle that is the Google, I now know the answer.

The world's biggest ant colony was discovered in 2002. This supercolony has billions of ants living in millions of nests. It stretches 3,600 miles, all the way from Italy to northwest Spain.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Apparently, Australia is not immune to the very worst of American cultural mistakes.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Slugs at the trough

It turns out that slugs really do like beer. I don't know what it does to them, but at least they gather around the beer dish rather than hanging out in the middle of the floor where I am likely to step on them and have them squish between my toes.