Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ah you want the A39, slimy bastard

In New Scientist  there is a report of the road map of Great Britain being replicated by slime molds growing on an agar plate shaped like GB. I'm not sure what this means except a rather empty in-tray at NS at this time of year but it made me wonder ( Ooh, it really makes me wonder)
1) Can this government legally leave road making to slime molds?
2) How much will it cost to change the road signs to "Molds at work".
3) Will they have a slime mold turning the Stop/Go sign at roadworks BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT VERY TALL.
4) What happened to all the towns and such like that the molds made, in all innocence and with belief in a benign agar source?

5 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

a benign agar source
You mean this Agar?

merc said...

...well Laurie thinks language is a virus.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I'm not sure what this means except a rather empty in-tray at NS at this time of year but it made me wonder ( Ooh, it really makes me wonder)

The damn "Discovery Institute" will have a field day with this.

Smut Clyde said...

I recall that the subject of Petrie dishes has come up in the past.

Substance McGravitas said...

1) Can this government legally leave road making to slime molds?

They're in the union. Or some kind of union.