January 24th, 2010

Malibu headshot

"Honey, I grew the 'saurs"

My husband, Bob Desharnais, PhD, Professor of Biology, came home from the supermarket last week with "Magic Grow Creatures," little plastic dinosaurs of about 1.5 inches which purportedly grow 400% when you place them in water for a few hours. In our case, the few hours actually turned into a few days, but we did get the promised results as pictured below. Yes, that's unretouched photographic evidence, all in the interest of scientific inquiry. (But those of you who have bona fide kids in the house, and not the middle-aged variety we have here, might also find this information useful.) :-)