The Best Thing about Travel: Presents!

2013-08-18 18.04.19My family came back from visiting relatives in Houston.  I stayed home (long story), worked and, as regular readers know, watched lots of movies.  Amongst many trips, they visited the science museum and NASA.  Knowing me well, they brought me lots of goodies.

I got a spiffy NASA Ballcap, the impressively titled and insanely interesting-looking book “Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration,
from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity” and some Zombie stuff I’ll be covering over at MoreBrains.com.

One item, specifically picked out my daughter, was a four pack of “Great Scientist Finger Puppets“.  Newton, Darwin, Curie and Einstein all for your fingering pleasure.  They’ve also got magnetic heads if that’s your thing.  I love them!

My one issue (click photo to embigger) is Marie Curie.  She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize (and remains the only person ever given awards across multiple sciences).  She died from complications of radiation poisoning and expanded our horizons enormously.  Yet her puppet form features horrific cheek flaps and a frog mouth.

Well, I’m sure they didn’t mean anything by it.  I’ve already mounted the collection in a position of honor on the refrigerator.  Thanks guys!  I missed you bunches!

 

Updated: August 18, 2013 — 7:45 pm

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