Even if you’re not working on a paper or grant proposal today, you’ll probably communicate about science. You’ll send an email to a colleague, chat with your PI, or present a paper at lab meeting. In every case, you’re trying to convey an idea or change someone’s mind, and that’s why it’s so important to communicate clearly.
The ethanol took on mythic proportions this week. David sampled the Rompo Red Rye Ale from Jackelope Brewing Company in Nashville, TN. They describe a “rompo” as “a mythical beast with the head of a rabbit, the ears of a human, the front arms of a badger, and the rear legs of a bear.” Magically frightening!
Josh and Dan couldn’t find that locally, so they drank a beer with a head of hops, the ears of hops, the front arms made of even more hops, and the rear legs of a bear who died from an overdose of hops. It was the Freak of Nature Double IPA from Wicked Weed Brewing in… wait for it… Asheville, NC! It’s like Nashville, but headless. See what I did there?