Sometimes it is a wonder and sometimes it is simply being born at the wrong time. Like, take for instance:
‘Some pig.’ Scientists unravel the ‘liquid wire’ in ‘Charlotte’s Web’
Researchers have recreated the mechanism of a spider’s web, a self-repairing ‘liquid wire’ with dual liquid-solid properties.
It was the headlines, you understand.
Just what relationship, this pig and a web and liquid? I wondered. I had to Google the obvious; what was Charlotte’s Web was the first, and fortunately Wiki answered the questions – given the article supplied some of the, umm, fabric.
I must plead my ignorance as a thing of accident, being born too early as I appear to have been, before the book was published. Still, the article wasn’t overly helpful in the area of technical details.
Just, like politics, generalities.
From the reaches,