First you get horses, then you get trousers. Such is the claim made in “The Horse” exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Westerner state people already know Cortes credits the horse to his conquest of Mexico. Ditto the Mongols. Centaurs, perhaps. Cave art, definitely. Owners will tell you each horse contributes 45 pounds of manure daily and 2 gallons of urine. Horse hair was used to make the first bows for violins. And actor Ward Bond gave the best on-screen whinny, in my opinion. Enough.
Quick. Name the three work zones still considered sexist. Congratulations if you said science, engineering and technology. Sadly true. That’s according to a recent study which will be published in the Harvard Business Review in June. The hard hat culture, the lab coat culture and the geek culture all exhibit the worst of the macho culture – predatory, demeaning and discriminatory practices that drives women out of these professions. Ph.D women.
Is your dog fat? Could be because you have no way of knowing the calorie load in Fido’s dish. But a group of veterinarians has recommended the FDA so label pet food. Dunno why. Similar labels for humans rarely work.
Obit: Richard Pratt Prunty of New York City. Erudite, sesquipedalian, ebullient, chaetophorous, neo-luddite bibliophile – above all, beloved father, brother and friend. Left to look up their own words, his children …