Friday, January 11, 2008

In the news

Are any of you sun sneezers? Does looking at a bright light make you sneeze? Scientific American explains the photic sneeze reflex, also known as Autosomal-dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst syndrome (ACHOO). Just reading the article made me want to sneeze.

This news isn't as recent, but I kept forgetting to comment on it over the holidays. Score one for the papists: Tony Blair is now a Catholic.

And here's a more recent story from the UK. Imagine meeting the love of your life, marrying, and then discovering that your new spouse is actually....your twin. The twins were separated at birth and adopted by different families, unaware of each other's existence. Sounds like something straight out of Days of Our Lives.

My new favorite website: The Morning News. Their political commentary is particularly entertaining, and I look forward to reading more coverage as the primaries continue.


Kevin said...

Considering most people in the UK are married to a sibling anyway, what's so weird about it being a twin?

J.R. said...

Yep, I'm a photic sneezer and actually I sort of like it because sometimes you get that semi-urge to sneeze, which is pretty annoying, but for me, i just look at a light and whammo!! sneeze comes automatically. Apparently, this makes me an autosomal dominant. who knew...?!