Thursday, September 23, 2010
Speaking of which:
Thumbelina has symptoms of dwarfism, which makes her a "miniature of a miniature," as this article puts it. Her breeders' main pursuit and hobby in life is the production of smaller and smaller horses, which in my opinion makes Thumbelina a "hobby horse," literally.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tidbit of random information: the baby mozart effect, which was proposed by researchers in 1993, has been discredited. The following excerpt is from aolnews.com: "The concept of the Mozart effect had a strong cultural impact when it was first posited, resulting in the sales of a lot of "Baby Mozart" CDs. In 1998, Georgia Gov. Zell Miller proposed spending $105,000 to buy a Mozart CD for every baby born in the state. Florida mandated state-funded day care centers to play an hour of classical music a day." However it seems that Bach and Pearl Jam, or in fact, any noisy stimulus, is enough to make your baby smarter.