telophase: (mugen - nosepicking)
What does your family do that you assumed was perfectly normal until you found out otherwise? (Based on this reddit post - don't go in unless you've got a couple of hours to spend reading.)

My answers )
telophase: (Near - que?)
...spurred by listening to podcasts of the BBC History Magazine all weekend.

So. We've got a time machine. And you're an academic, and as such are allowed one day-long trip in this time machine (too many people clamoring for trips; it has to be carefully scheduled!). You can go back and interact with people and events, or you can go back as an invisible observer (for instance, I'd love to observe the Mongol horde to see how the steppe warriors lived, but NO WAY IN HELL would it be as anything other than an invisible observer).

Where and when do you go and why?
telophase: (Near - que?)
Actually, I'm about to head off and lead a meeting*, but here's a question for you to provide a bit of interesting reading in the comments, ripped off of a Skepchick Afternoon Inquisition question:

Do you sleepwalk or talk in your sleep, or have you ever done so? If so, what did you do/say?

I have had no reports of my doing either of those, but a former roommate told me that she used to sleepwalk a lot, and her family was surprised to find her in the living room once, trying to open the windows in her sleep because she dreamed there was a tornado coming.**


* I am bringing a box of crayons to it for people to use. No lie.

** Old wives' tale that opening the windows equalizes pressure and prevents them from blowing out when there's a tornado. Windows get broken in tornadoes because the building shifts and stresses them, or because things like debris, mailboxes, cows, and other buildings get thrown through them. Your average house leaks so much air that changes in air pressure don't do a damn thing to the windows.

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