Something I learned: Two particles with the same mass-to-charge ratio move in the same path in a vacuum when subjected to the same electric and magnetic fields.
This is very useful knowledge when working with mass spectrometers.

Something that made me happy: Tan-lines are happening, despite the fact that I spend too much time indoors right now. It means I do get to see the sun.

(Facts lifted from Wikipedia)



Something I learned: Clytemnestra (twin sister of Helen of Troy) was the queen of Mycenae, and married to Agamemnon. Whom she killed (if you ask Aeschylus), or maybe/maybe not (if you ask Homer).

Something that made me happy: A nice bike ride. Especially when the sun is out and the weather is great.

(Facts from Wikipedia)


Something I learned: There are several birth stories for Castor and Pollux (and even more names than I have already listed…), but they also have a pair of half-sisters who are twins. Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.

Something that made me happy: Having the gym locker room to myself when a good set of tunes came on. Had a decent dance party to DownTown recently!

(Facts from Wikipedia)


Something I learned: Castor and Pollux is also known as the Gemini in latin – or Castores. Story has it, that when Castor was killed, Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them together, and they were transformed into the constellation Gemini.

Something that made me happy: I’m tapering for my half marathon now – so I expect fresh/fast legs very soon!

(Facts from Wikipedia)


Something I learned: Castor and Pollux (aka Kastor and Polydeuces, together [also] known as the Dioscuri or Dioskouroi) are twin brothers of Greek mythology. Their mother was Leda, while Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, and Pollux the divine son of Zeus. Who seduced Leda disguised as a swan…

Something that made me happy: That I have never been seduced by a swan. Or a man/god disguised as one.

(Facts from Wikipedia)


Something I learned: The biotech company Genmab has two phase III studies running of their cancer treatment drug Darzalex (Daratumumab) called Castor and Pollux.

Something that made me happy: Lying in the grass on a sunny day with a cold beer in my hand and friends by my side.

(Facts from all over the web, e.g. Genmab‘s own webpage)


Something I learned: Every person farts about 10 times a day.

Something that made me happy: That not all farts smell.

(What I learned is something I heard on a TV clip posted to Facebook. So not 100% certain of how true it is.)


Something I learned: The first annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has just been held. I believe the founders are trying to do/promote conservation work through the competition.

Something that made me happy: I originally found the winning pictures here, and they cheered me up.

(Competition page: Comedy Wildlife Photo)


Something I learned: Urology/genitourinary surgery is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs.

Something that made me happy: That my field of study may have tons of words of varying degrees of craziness, but at least they’re not as hard to pronounce.

(Facts from Wikipedia)