Thursday, September 25, 2008

Did You Know?

So I learned 2 interesting things this week. I learned a lot of other things too, but only 2 of them were interesting. So here they are:

Some of you may remember how Dan Quail used to stumble every time he got off the little private jets that shuttle important people like that around. I hear the media gave him a pretty hard time about it. Turns out he has a slight clotting disorder and he was throwing pulmonary emboli after sitting on the plane for hours at a time. Get up and walk around on the plane people!!!

Because nicotine is a non-selective nicotinic receptor agonist (hence, it stimulates nicotinic receptors), it is a very useful insecticide. It causes depolarizing/desensitizing blockade of insect nervous systems. It's also obviously a treatment for nicotine dependence.

I'm in the library and think the tappity-tap of my keyboard might be annoying others, so I'm going to cut this one short. More later :)