Small World

Today, I had to take the bus to my weekly appointment in the city. On the way home, an old man sat next to me and started to chat, as they are always eager to do. He spoke quietly, but in a very good English, and after a bit of back-and-forth, he said that he had lived in California for four years.

It turned out that this man was a scientist, whose research was about the physiological influence of zero gravity. I could hear how proud he was to tell me that one time, he had sent his rats into space for 18 days and see what would happen to them. And, in passing, he mentioned a colleague of his, who just a few days ago was awarded with the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Small World indeed…