"Congratulations to Robert G. Edwards, an English biologist who with a physician colleague, Patrick Steptoe, developed the in vitro fertilization procedure for treating human infertility"winning this years Nobel Prize in Medicine for using tubes.
Anyone against working with tubes? Yes, according to BBC, the Pope (or his bio-ethics spokes person) is not amused. And another use of (rubber) tubes I assume, he is also not amused about. Because, as NYT reports, the use of condoms is most common now among the youth of the USA.
Here are some more great tubes. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, as it was used by Steve Boeddeker in the soundtrack of the movie The Exorcist:
Enough about the catholic church and tubes, back to the Nobel prize.
Mr. Edwards brings the number of Nobel laureates from England to 118.
The USA beats that x 2.7 with 320 Nobel laureates as of now.
And that reminds me to think of prizes for a better look and feel for the diablog.
To stimulate my thinking, I open a metal - you guessed it - tube and light a delicious cigar, Macanudo.