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A Truly Jumbo Shrimp It’s said a jumbo shrimp’s an oxymoron. A shrimp’s a little thing you put red sauce on And gobble by the dozen boiled or fried. Some of us could eat more if we tried. Enter the … Continue reading
Space-Ball Note: Merkanooka is in Australia. Seguin, a town in Texas, is pronounced “suh-GHEEN.” Turley is in Oklahoma. A space-ball fell from nowhere on Namibia, A place more noted for a fossil tibia. Another one, the Merkanooka ball From Gemini, … Continue reading
When a man named Bakker Meets his Makker He’ll get ice cream and cakke In the Lord’s Accre. (Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)
The Drunken Forest Oh my! I think that I shall never see A sight as silly as a tipsy tree. The only sight that’s funnier so far? A forest that looks like it closed the bar. If you think that’s … Continue reading
This Makes No Frankin Sense The boswellia papyrifera, A tree that grows in Ethiopia, Produces frankincense, a curious resin That has a bitter smell but isn’t poison. In Africa and in the Middle East It has embellished many a fine … Continue reading
The Smallest Black Hole You wonder what you’d find in a black hole? Your other sock? A dime? A baby mole? I’ll tell you where you will find none of those: In Cygnus X-1 only darkness shows. A star one … Continue reading