People try to grow palm trees in Seattle in order to pretend they've brought a vacation home with them, but palm trees in this London-like climate zone don't do anything other than project a pitiful Dickensian waif energy.
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The fun part about that division is that the megabats and microbats might not even be related to each other. Their similarity could be convergent evolution. We don't know, because there's no record of what bats evolved from. Bats just pop up in the fossil record all of a sudden, already fully formed and perfect, like Minerva, or like space invaders.
Funny thing when I got my new ID card. The DOL asked me if anything on it should change. I said yeah, I'd grown a little taller since my first ID as a teenager, or maybe I just hadn't measured it perfectly last time. So they updated my height on my new ID. They just... did it! They didn't check me with a ruler, or ask for a letter from a doctor confirming my height, or anything!
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Yeah, exactly! Like that!
I don't know if it's a universal thing, or a neurodiversity thing, or a thing that has to do with the relationships and emotions of the persons in question, or a woo-woo energy thing, or what.
It does sound similar to what experts at tai chi are supposed to be able to do on purpose: to use their chi to make others lose their balance and fall down just by touching them. I wonder.
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I was just dreaming about a museum displaying a Japanese scroll satirically yet accurately depicting the criminal court trial process, each step methodically played out by frogs and insects, chronologically from top to bottom, resulting in the execution of a beetle. I wonder if I was remembering a real painting I had seen somewhere? I know there were a lot of woodblock prints with similar subjects, sort of like a goth Richard Scarry.
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Does anybody else get that thing where, if you touch someone-- regardless of whether you put your hand on their shoulder, or they put their hand on your shoulder-- you get an unpleasant sensation of kinesthetic feedback, a lot like the full-body thump that you get when you're riding an elevator that lurches near its stop?