FoxNews.com – Will Tuesday Be the Darkest Day in 456 Years?

Break out the flashlights. When a full lunar eclipse takes place on the shortest day of the year, the planet may just get awfully dark.

The upcoming Dec. 21 full moon — besides distinguishing itself from the others in 2010 by undergoing a total eclipse — will also take place on the same date as the solstice (the winter solstice if you live north of the equator, and the summer solstice if you live to the south).

via FoxNews.com – Will Tuesday Be the Darkest Day in 456 Years?.

Flashlights, indeed.

Update: Oh, and I missed this pet peeve of mine in the first sentence.  It’s not the shortest day of the year.  It’s the day with the least amount of sun, it’s still a 24 hour day.  It’s understood, I think, but seems kind of sloppy.

Captain Atopic : Degranulated: Full Time.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 by Captain Atopic

So this is it; During the course of this wee blog, I had several ideas about how to wrap it up- the range from just disappearing to a protracted series of farewell posts.

Like a long list of medstudent bloggers, I’m pulling the pin now that I’m finished. My aim with Degranulated was to blog weekly until graduation, and, well, that’s where I am.

via Captain Atopic : Degranulated: Full Time..

It was a good ride.  I predict Captain Atopic will return, though in the Residency form.  And if not, we still got the free entertainment.

Thanks, Captain Atopic!

I was born at night, but not last night

Recently, saw a patient I’d seen the day before in the ED.  Chief complaint: lost their prescription.

Me: what happened?

Pt: I lost my prescription for the pain medication.  I think it was called hydrocodone.

Me: I see you have two medications in their bottles there.  Those are the antibiotics I prescribed you yesterday?

Pt: Yes.

Me: You realize all three of those prescriptions were printed out on the same piece of paper, right?

Pt: …

Me: Enjoy your tylenol.

I mean, really.