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  1. kattbailey commented on The Other Coast 21 days ago

    Lemmings only jump of cliffs when chased by scary guys with cameras. That’s what happened. Really they all disperse at once when an area is low on resources so people thought something happened to them and believed the worst animal researchers in the world because there was video… when new areas suddenly have lemmings

  2. kattbailey commented on Baldo 3 months ago

    Checked a certain info-on-everything site- the mother is dead and Tia Carmen is the kid’s great-aunt (it doesn’t say if she’s the father’s aunt or the mother’s, from what I’ve seen I suspect the father’s)

  3. kattbailey commented on Baldo 3 months ago

    Yes, Tia is aunt.

  4. kattbailey commented on Dog Eat Doug 3 months ago

    Thing is, Doug is too young for a lot of those treats you mentioned. Good advice, for later. You don’t give allergenic foods like peanut butter or wheat to young ones, or hard candy (peppermint)

  5. kattbailey commented on Baldo over 1 year ago

    Right on. At my church there’s actually a group that likes science and gets together several times a year. We learn about a subject, consider Scripture. The minister who started it agrees with my biochemist father, who is also a member of the group. We think God has let us learn more about the world as we have been able to handle it.

    I’m not relying on only faith or on only science to deal with a terrible combination of health issues. My bailiwick is history, trying to piece out how things once happened based on the fairly random things fallible people wrote down. I know the things people have erroneously believed in. But it is my faith and my doctors together that I put my trust in.

  6. kattbailey commented on Stone Soup over 1 year ago

    My profs told us they’d put phrases from our papers into search engines. Anything that wasn’t listed as a citation. If they got a hit they’d read what they found and see if it was chance (only so many ways to say a general’s decision lost the battle) or plagarism. And probably they’d have checked to see if we combined a few on-line articles if we seemed to have used part of one. Hmm. Dad teaches the writing course in the sciences. Don’t know what he does…

  7. kattbailey commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not over 1 year ago

    Surveys do say children dream of wild, dangerous animals a lot. They think it’s left over from when a child would be likely to face that. We dream of danger to help us practice what we’d do in the situation. Children practice getting out of Dodge when faced with something that in some areas of the world are still a threat (villages in Africa lose kids to lions, for example).

  8. kattbailey commented on Stone Soup over 1 year ago

    I’d guess that there’s one 2-person team. That’s how we always did it when there was someone who wouldn’t have an adult’s vocabulary and spelling skills. The youngest played with someone else. Or either the winner or lowest score is out the next game.

  9. kattbailey commented on Grand Avenue over 1 year ago

    My step-grandfather’s first wife survived the Depression and stashed money around so they’d have something if the banks and Wall Street fell again. A year after she died Ted married Grandma and they were together 11 years, after both almost hit the 50 year mark with their first spouses. They were still finding money after Ted died- and they’d redone the place after Grandma moved in to use the best of their furniture, and done some clean-outs to give things in boxes in the basement to relatives who could use them then.

  10. kattbailey commented on Pickles over 1 year ago

    I’ve seen a quote that life’s too short to read the same book twice, but I don’t buy it. Books are precious. I don’t have much money and the ones I buy are the good ones, and I’ll usually read a library book twice before taking it back (I do read an average-sized book in 2-3 hours). There are books I read every year. And yes, there are plenty I couldn’t tell you a thing about. Read them, concentrated on it, maybe read it again right off- love to read a good book seeing how they worked in things that mean so much more when you kow the ending. I’ve read all the Jane Austin books several times and can’t remember one plot from the others in a pinch, and I enjoyed them. I just have read so many books things get tangled up in my head…