Crazy but true! A hilarious and informative expose on dog "breeds". I am rather fond of my mutt but I was also rather fond of my pure breeds - although Leah, Golden Retriever, did get cancer and Tucker, Australian Shepherd, had mental issues.
This month's Throwback Third Thursday (#tbtt) is a day late (so I guess its actually a Flashback Friday) and only looks back one day but for good reason: I didn't have time! The past few days I have been busy with the Genetics Graduate Student Association (GGSA) Spring Symposium featuring keynote speakers Dr. Bruce Budowle and Dr. Jeffrey Bennetzen. As Vice-President of GGSA, I was in charge of planning the event and it went GREAT! Our only criticism was there wasn't enough time for poster judging (but that was more of a venue availability problem than anything else). And what I am most grateful for, there was a good number of people who were incredibly helpful with set up and clean up. Amazing!
I started to make bunny sugar cookies for an Easter potluck when I realized I didn't have enough sugar. Instead of panicking or making something else (or venturing to a neighbor's house to ask for sugar... how cliché), I improvised and ended up making some darn delicious cookies!!! I'm not usually a big fan of sugar cookies, but these beauties are festive and yummy.
Gluten Free Multiple Sugars Cookies
Add dry mixture 1 cup at a time on low speed.
Once combined, form batter into a ball. Roll between two sheets of parchment paper lightly floured with Gluten Free Flour. Cut with cookie cutter(s) of choice (don’t be boring). If you’re using sprinkles or sanding sugar, decorate before putting in the oven.
Bake for approx. 14 minutes (or until they start to get golden around the edges). If decorating with frosting, allow cookies to cool on cooling rack then decorate away!
For the most part, I despise the concept of April Fools but this "prank" is one I could go along with. A paper published in Nature this morning proves the existence of dragons and predicts their resurgence due to anthropogenic effects on our climate. Basically, rising temperatures are taking us back to medieval conditions, which were prime for dragons. They should be waking up from "the Great Sleep" any day now!
For the full bout of nonsense, you can read this article of "non-fiction" here:
Hamilton, May & Waters. (2015). Zoology: Here be dragons. Nature 520, 42-43
I am a biologist and my life is crap!