A couple of videos for Saturday night
~ Snail, the best I could find to explain how they move so as to deposit a line of blobs of slime:
In fact I think I've got to add this next one too, which doesn't show the slime thing quite as well but just for the really cool millipede that keeps trying to get into shot:
~ And while we're about how creatures do things we'd never thought about in ways we didn't expect, here's one forwarded to me by the rather good company, Canine Concepts, who supplied dear Mol's waterproof coat ( a useful creator god in the shape of interfering dog-genetic buggering human breeders having failed to do so). This is how dogs drink.
Well, who'd have thought?
Finally, just caught a bit of a Radio 4 tribute to Robert Robinson, who died lately. A quote from him:
There's no such thing as a good listener, just someone waiting for their chance to talk.
As I remember it. I don't think it's necessarily true, but it doesn't do one any harm to think on it.