Sex, yawning and XX


Two science reports I’ve come across today. I’m edging towards some real blogging (but I’ll be away for much of the next 2 days, so don’t bank on it), but I feel I should pass out the occasional tit bit, in case you all stop coming back.

Yawning is sexy.

What sex did to the X. Why women really are better than men, so there.

Plus: The new Daleks can go up stairs? That’s heresy. Why the old ones couldn’t.

4 thoughts on “Sex, yawning and XX

  1. Is “tit bit” a pun, or have I always been wrong about “tidbit”? Since it’s a post about sex and all, you can see why I’d be confused.

  2. I think Americans usually say tidbit, while titbit (I don’t think there’s a pun in there – I don’t know the origins of the word…) is British usage. (It should have been all one word; I hope that wasn’t some sort of Freudian slip.) Well, it’s what I was brought up to say in darkest Suffolk anyway. Perhaps this is proof of my basic rural bumpkin status, despite the superficial intellectual veneer.

  3. Old Daleks flew up stairs in several old Dr Who episodes – which is a shame, in that it makes the classic cartoon “Well, that’s our plan to conquer the universe buggered” a bit less funny.

  4. I’m just waiting for Steve’s thoughts on the fraught relationship between walking, St Patrick’s Day, and Guinness. ;)

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