what kind of mood are you in?
if you're in the mood to see something that even i found incredibly disturbing, check out this wonderful story--with picture--of a crazy little parasitic isopod that lives in the mouth of other fish. (yes, i know, technically speaking isopd 's aren't fish, but it just rolled out so smoothly...) rich woodall hooked me up with this as i was eating my dinner last night. thanks, rich.
and for more fun, make sure that you go back and read the comments on the thread below the story--have a nice nightmare...
also, next to this story, see the snake that was found in china growing a foot out of one side...
some weird stuff here. really.
i said last week that i was going to try to avoid too much personal stuff here on the blog and focus more on the paranormal and pop culture, but this weekend is my big--and long awaited--high school reunion and i thought i'd share this little article from my small town's paper from january of my senior year.
Rhinebeck Gazette Advertiser--January
Students Go Hog WIld in Non-Kosher Stunt
What Rhinebeck high school teacher John Hryshko found in the classroom Monday morning was definitely not kosher and probably caused him to cry "foul!"
Bringing an apple in for teacher is a time honored tradition among students, but some prankster evidently thought he'd go one better and brought in pork chops, bacon, and fresh hams for Hryshko. The only trouble was, the meat was still on the hoof.
Hryshko opened the door Monday morning to find a pig in his classroom. From scattered pieces of evidence, school officials deduced that the pig had been there the better part of the weekend. Also in the room was a neighborly note saying that the pig had belonged to Carole Leib of Ackert Hook Road.
High School Principal Jerome Sacco said he expected senior class pranksters were at the root of the escapade and said he was conducting an investigation. He noted that senior prank season usually began about this time every year.
Hryshko has a reputation for being one of the more strict faculty members at the high school. But Sacco said it was hard to tell whether the prank had been directed specifically at Hryshko, since he is not teaching seniors this year.
The room was cleaned up within 30 miinutes of the discovery but it took another two periods to air out the room to the point where it could be used for classes, Sacco said.
The pig, who was returned to Ms. Leib, declined to comment on the episode.
that's all you really need to know for now...
tune in friday for part 2.
have a great wednesday!
smell ya later!