Skepticism

Bloggies & other things

Apologies for the late post. I’ve been procrastinator extraordinaire lately, relishing the fact that I don’t have 15 hour days of reading and schoolwork. But I have some things to tell you.

1. If you are so inclined, you might nominate Teen Skepchick as Best Teen Blog for this year’s Bloggies. Rebecca has some recommendations for other blogs to nominate, including Skepchick. Modesty organ, gone. (Note: Look at the past years’ teen blog nominees and you might agree that critical thinking needs to be thrown in the mix. I’m just sayin’!)

2. I want to remind the boys out there to wear their deodorant. Not only because it’ll make them smell better, but it seems to make them confident enough to attract women, as one study shows. One of my roommates this summer refused to wear deodorant because he thought it caused cancer. (The evidence is shaky.) In sweaty, humid Philadelphia, on the third floor of a poorly ventilated house, this was a horribly smelly idea. Please do not do this. You might knock someone over with your stench.

3. Check out these horrible/hilarious science fair projects. This includes “Voice of the dragon” and “Garlic: the silent killer.” These kids look like they’re serious about it.

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Vy is a recent graduate working in a neuroscience lab with children and monkeys. She likes sewing, knitting, lifting weights, and reading in her free time. Especially reading about science!

4 Comments

  1. January 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm —

    I was just about to write a post about the Bloggies. Darn you! *shakes fist*

  2. FFFearlesss
    January 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm —

    Why does almost every kid in those pictures look like they’re about ready to pop a cap.

  3. January 8, 2009 at 6:44 pm —

    I will try and follow the deodorant advice. ^_^

  4. January 8, 2009 at 11:40 pm —

    Science Fair Results
    First prize goes to little Madison Snuffledorf and her partner Gabtirellia Tottleham for Crystal Meth: Friend or Foe? !!!

    Yay! Well done kids!

    You may not realize that little Madison and Gabtirelia had a few other ideas for this project:

    Nuclear Armageddon: Friend or Foe?
    Decapitation by Car Door: Friend or Foe?
    Razor Blade Nerf Darts: Friend or Foe?
    Straw-slurping seventeen alcoholic beverages mixed together in a kiddie pool: Friend or foe?
    Venereal Disease Symptoms: Friend or foe?
    Poison Apples: Friend or Foe?
    Collapsing Bridges: Friend or Foe? (grounds for disqualification as someone already had the collapsing bridges idea).
    Rabid Porcupines: Friend or Foe?
    One hour of sleep in 27 days: Friend or Foe?
    Jumping into the Grand Canyon: Friend or Foe?

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