Blog of Jonathan Eisen, Professor at UC Davis, Open Science advocate, Guardian of Microbial Diversity, Fighter of #Badomics Words and Microbiomania , and YAMMMs . Plus lots more things. See Lab Page and Twitter @phylogenomics for more info.
When I was a kid I was in a bicycle accident where I got pitched over the handlebars and did a front flip, landing sitting down. It was astonishing and all I'd done was use the front brake alone on a hill going fairly quick.