Daily Bread for 3.15.12

Good morning.

Thursday in Whitewater will be a mostly cloudy, seventy-three-degree day.

Tonight @ 7 PM in Common Council’s chambers there will be a League of Women Voters’ hosted forum on the upcoming school referendum.

On this day in 1965, Pres. Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing the right to vote in all Americans.

Over at ScienceNews, Rebecca Cheung writes that Size doesn’t matter for crayfish’s one-two crunch: Biological deception may give crustaceans an advantage during a fight

When it comes to male crayfish, not all claws are created equal. In these crustaceans, the left and right claws might be very different sizes — and the larger one isn’t necessarily stronger, researchers report online March 14 in Biology Letters.

This deceptiveness could help crayfish bluff or trick an opponent during a fight, says study coauthor Robbie Wilson, a biologist at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. What’s more, the findings suggest that within a species, “dishonesty occurs in nature more commonly than we expect,” Wilson says.

It’s a mixture of food, geography, and language from Google’s daily puzzle: “How would you ask a grocer for “Edam cheese” in the language of the country where it originates?”

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