You’ve heard about the “inquiring minds want to know”, I’m sure. After calling the plumber this morning I was wonder . . . about some things.
Like when he’d show up and what the leaking pipe would cost. A currently employed by another contractor got overly enthusiastic about digging in frozen dirt, and I had to wait my man to repair the problems created
Coupled with the reading I’ve been doing, I threw my hands (fiigurateively) into the air and asked myself if I had to walk on water to get this done.
Which led to other mental flights, which led to:
The common basilisk is named for the creature of Greek mythology made up of parts of a rooster, snake, and lion which could turn a man to stone by its gaze: the basilisk. Its generic, specific and common names all derive from the Greek basilískos (βασιλίσκος) meaning “little king”. The specific epithet was given in Carolus Linnaeus‘ 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
When startled, the common basilisk escapes by speeding to the nearest edge of water—and continues sprinting. The lizard runs on only its hind legs in an erect position, holding its fore legs to its sides. This basilisk is so adroit on water because its feet are large and equipped with flaps of skin along the toes; when moving quickly, the lizard can cross a surface of water before sinking. On water, it runs an average speed of 8.4 km/h (or 5.2 mph), which is just a little slower than its speed on land. Younger basilisks can run 10 to 20 meters on water, while adults cross only a few meters before sinking. Adults do not move slowly, but they weigh more and cannot sprint for as long a time. Once a basilisk submerges, it continues swimming until it is sufficiently far from its pursuer—if the predator has followed past the bank. Although this lizard stays close to water to escape terrestrial predators, it swims only when necessary because some other aquatic animals would eat the basilisk given the chance
For which I thank Wiki-pedia.
And for which entry I realized that Jesus was a young man and I’m not.
From the reaches,