Pain tolerance - you probably know it can vary in each of us. My one grandson, little Z (5+), has a very high tolerance. My daughter, his mom, took him for a doctor’s visit because of fever and ear ache. The doc asked him if he had pushed something into his ear. Little Z gave the doc a strange look and said no.
The doc then using a different device was able to probe a bit more. He told mom that the infection was one of worst he has seen. No foreign objects in there just a very swollen ear canal. Little Z probably had the infection for weeks. He told them that the ear drum would burst. It did during the night.
After his mom cleaned his ear mess up, he was in the bathroom and noticed the blood running out of his ear. He was concerned and asked his mom about it.
Then there was the question of school. He told mom that he felt ok to go but she needs to call the teacher. Why she asked.
“You need to tell her I have blood coming out of my ear so she doesn’t freak out”
Ants retire - the bug world has many interesting things going on.
The type of ants that researchers found retired were the leaf cutter type in Central America. My wife and I actually watched some of these on country road in Costa Rica once. It amazes me how strong they are to be able to carry the leaves.
The research team reports that as the ants age their cutting jaws go dull (no ant dentists?). The young ones have razor sharp jaws. So instead of moving into the old ant section of the colony they continue work but change roles. The old ants mostly carry leaves and stop cutting. They still contribute to the colony. Of course since they are already in Central America they don’t need to move for warmer weather.
The article doesn’t say how old the researchers were. Here’s a link to it.
I heard a good analogy for having email/messages on a smartphone - the mailman following you around all day saying “Here read this one”.
Bears - Packers - blog bet (no contest really) - I’m thinking this game might generate more excitement than the superbowl itself.
If you know Mrs. 4444 then you know she is a big Packers fan (everyone has a right to an opinion). You should check out her post this month where she ran around the house barefoot in the snow for the "Pack".
Well if she stops by here before Sunday morning I’m willing to make a blog bet with her. The Wisconsin and Illinois governors are betting wearing the other’s jerseys while working in a food pantry. That’s a win-win bet.
Here’s an interesting gown from The Complete Wedding Expo. They also have a Packers version but why would you want to see that?