Horror Vacui

Despite my skepticism, the ducts have been evacuated. No baby mice were found, only a few bobby pins. Ah, the hair-raising horror! At least, according to the poor kitties; or maybe they’re upset about the complimentary smell of tiger balm.

h/t: Yoshihiko Arita, Mingzhou Chen, Ewan M. Wright, and Kishan Dholakia, “Dynamics of a levitated microparticle in vacuum trapped by a perfect vortex beam: three-dimensional motion around a complex optical potential,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B  34, C14-C19 (2017)

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House Cleaning

I am a bit skeptical about duct cleaning.

Aka the EPA:

“If no one in your household suffers from allergies or unexplained symptoms or illnesses and if, after a visual inspection of the inside of the ducts, you see no indication that your air ducts are contaminated with large deposits of dust or mold (no musty odor or visible mold growth), having your air ducts cleaned is probably unnecessary.”

Though we might need a chimney sweep. No, that looks barbaric.

Bear Necessities: Hu(i)sse met Hang-ore

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