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The Ugly Second Toe

Ah, this picture pretty much says it all! All my life I have been a victim of the "bossy toe". My second toe takes away all the glory and prestige of my "big toe." It's just not right; a toe should not be that long.

Luckily, when I'm feeling down and blue about not being able to wear a certain shoe because my toe won't allow such a fashion choice, I remember there is someone out there who shares my sister Heather.

Tyler and I went to Gurnee, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) last month to visit my sister, Heather, and her family. While there we went shoe shopping and got the giggles as to how ugly our feet were. The lady working at the Famous Footwear store tried to convince us that our feet weren't THAT unusual looking. So, we snapped a quick picture of our not-so-unusual feet side by side. This picture confirms it though, we do indeed have ugly feet.

So....who's is uglier? Hers or mine? The left or the right? Heather's foot is on the left, mine is on the right. At least I don't suffer alone!

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Trampoline Face

Tyler here, hi-jacking the family blog. Ahhh, just like old times. I feel like the newly crowned high school sophomore, re-entering the halls of the Jr. High and thinking "wow, these kids are tiny", like I'd grown 9" in 3 months, octupled my testosterone level, and grew a full beard. Anyhow, glad to be back...albeit briefly.

Sherri and I discovered a fascinating natural scientific phenomenon a few days ago that we plan on submitting to the World Science Foundation or possibly Nobel. The phenomenon is the affect that gravity has on facial tissue at the lowest possible point of a gnarly trampoline bounce. Imagine the massive strength of the earth's gravitational pull holding onto your jowels like a vice grip as your body hurls upward with incredible force. The effect, known as "Facies Tripudium" or "Trampoline Face" causes the subject to appear to age 80 years or, in some cases, take on physical characteristics of mild retardation.

We present to you Test Subject 1A at the height of his bounce, showing hardly any signs of facial abnormality, excluding teeth of course:

And now Test Subject 1A at the lowest point of his bounce, just as the trampoline springs tighten and the fabric begins to hurl him upward. Note the obvious distortion of facial tissue and possible muscle atrophy:

Test Subject 1A is being constantly monitored for evidence of further, unanticipated effects from the battery of tests. At this point we cannot rule out aggression, laziness, attitude, or hypersensitivity as possible side effects. Inversely, Test Subject 1A could also experience extreme and heightened intelligence, politeness, stunning attractiveness, and general studliness.

We are in the process of planning similar studies with other test subjects. We will keep you informed of our findings. We will also notify everyone when our thesis is published in World Science Weekly and will start another blog documenting our journey to the Nobel Prize, entitled "Going to the Show: Our Journey to the Big House."

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