One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. – Bob Marley
I am suffering from a severe toothache, so posts might be short or even non-existent over the next few days. But I did manage to find an image for today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture. (And at least the constant throbbing held off until we returned from my son’s 5th grade civil rights tour in Alabama and Georgia.)
Do you know? Can you tell?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 142)
First, the fun story from Terry:
IT just looked like ordinary mould.
The kind of mould you get when you leave a pair of sports shoes in a bag for a year or two, but it was anything but ordinary.
Miguel Shreckengost was the first to understand it’s potential.
Miguel had long been an admirer of Howard Florey. Florey was the scientist who developed Penicillin. He understood what Fleming had stumbled over but had failed to recognise.
Shreckengost did not discover hypercillium but he did develop it into what we know today.
Without it we would not be able fly.
Imagine not being able to fly, it seems silly I know. Once upon a time there were no electric vehicles either, but not being able to fly?
And then a couple of hilarious guesses from Girish:
Mars ! you landed on mars ! Eat that NASA !
Either that or the spray tan went horribly wrong and you need to get to a dermatologist stat !
But it was Gail that guessed the identity: a brick.
This particular brick is from the Booker T. Washington house (The Oaks) in Tuskegee, Alabama. Each brick was handmade by the students at the Tuskegee Institute; in fact, the students constructed most of the building materials and built the entire house. It was mighty impressive and full of history. For more information, here’s just one website: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/btwoaks.htm.