Friday Fluff – April 22nd, 2011

By Razib Khan | April 22, 2011 3:35 pm


1) First, a post from the past: South Indian Phylogeography.

2) Weird search query of the week: “star de hustler”

3) Comment of the week, in response to “Two opinions on D.T.C. personal genomic testing”:

I say go further. Ban all medical-related information from the internet (nobody knows what patients might be dangerously misunderstanding about their diseases) and refashion MDs as Rightful Medical Elders (or Gurus). Books for the specialists only please. An idea would be rewriting them all in some hard to learn obscure language for better protection of the innocent. Enough of this knowledge nonsense – everybody knows already knowledge is only there to be abused in ways harmful to poor defenseless intellect-deprived people, threatening the stability of society as a whole.

4) And finally, your weekly fluff fix:

  • Sandgroper

    No Black Caviar videos – she won’t run again until 28 May.

    I heard an interesting stat about Rafael Nadal last night – the last time he lost a tennis match in the month of April was in 2005.

    I’m guessing that would have been April 3 2005 when he lost the Miami Masters final (hard court) to Federer in five sets.

  • Sandgroper

    I did hear a joke about Black Caviar though – punters have nicknamed her J Lo because she has such big hindquarters.

  • Sandgroper

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