Cockroaches, visas, and the Copenhagen wheel

I’ve discovered there’s something called the Madagascan Hissing cockroach. These are big mother-fuckers and there’s absolutely no way I’ll be letting Elizabeth adopt one of these as a pet. Fortunately they’re not found in New Zealand.

hissing_roaches
source: http://entomology.unl.edu/k12/croach/roachinfo/roachpage.html

We’ve begun the UK visa application process. There’s an online form that needs to be filled. At the top of the form it tells you that it will take about 30 minutes to complete. But one of the questions asks for a list all the countries you’ve visited in the last ten years including dates. This is not a 30 minute question for an academic.

A friend sent me this today and I want to share it. I think it’s a fabulous invention: The Copenhagen Wheel