If you see a snail on the other side of a puddle, do not jump into the puddle. I know you're dying to, but you really shouldn't.
"Why?" you ask.
Benjamin will tell you that the snail has worms in it that come out as it moves through a puddle, and if you subsequently jump into said puddle, the worms may work their way through your shoe sole and bore into your foot. They will then crawl all the way up to you heart or brain. AND...if the worms stay there for long enough, you might die!
His source for this was National Geographic.
I'm thinking he may have missed a few things, but why take chances. Starting right now, I will never again jump into a puddle following a snail!
Still not sure about puddles that appear snail-free.
In other news, we had a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner last night.
Improvisation was the name of the game, since, this being Norway, there's no pre-cooked turkey, fresh turkey or even frozen turkey to be found. Anywhere! There is also no Stove-Top anything, cranberry sauce or Reynold's plastic oven bags.
So here's what we ended up with:
Saucisses (mini sausages - huge hit with the boys)
Roasted potato wedges (would have loved mash, but was voted down)
Homemade celery, onion and sage stuffing (which I have to admit was fantabulous)
Brussels sprouts, carrots and green beans
...not your traditional Thanksgiving dinner - but everyone loved it! Or if they didn't, they pretended really hard, because most of the food was gone.
And to finish it off - pumpkin pie being unavailable - we opted for crepes with chocolate mousse. Mmmm...delicious!
Thanks for all your well wishes. They were greatly appreciated.