If you want a pretty good, over-the-top description of a pretty bad day (and possibly a good laugh), check out this blog article. It's extremely irreverent but covers quite a few of the problems that we actually do deal with in a given day.
The super-disgusting burying beetle.
If theres anything interesting about this study, its that scientists found that good beetle-parents were made non-genetically; as long as a beetle received good parenting (from any source), they would become a good parent.
Good quality parents produce offspring that become good parents themselves, while offspring that receive poor parenting then become low quality parents, said lead researcher Professor Rebecca Kilner from the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. Our experiments show how parental care allows offspring to inherit characteristics of their parents, but non-genetically.
Though the research only applies to theseÂnasty-ass beetles,Âhumanity might operate on similar terms, though research indicates that even good parents are screwing their kids upÂany damn way. In the meantime,Âsingle fathers and those compensating for a slacking spouse should make sure to take a moment here and there to relax, lest they find themselves dead earlier, being buried by beetles and having larvae feed off their insides.
What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!