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Truffles

Credit - Scott Darbey - CC-BY

Credit – Scott Darbey – CC-BY

Just a quick note as a heads-up. If you like truffles you’d better enjoy them while you can. If this gets out, someone will want to make them illegal. It appears truffles contain a chemical, anandamide, that affects the brain the same way cannabis does. Just like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), anandamide locks onto receptors on neurons, producing psychoactive effects. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, the effect doesn’t last as long since anandamide breaks down in the body more quickly than THC does. So, in effect, truffles encourage animals to eat them by giving them a chemical reward, but without debilitating them too much.

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Credit – Alistair Campbell – CC-BY

Check out this article at the BBC for more details.

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Hunter

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Credit – Kathleen Conklin – CC

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Review – Hunter – a short story by Wil Wheaton

Let’s get this out of the way. Wil Wheaton played Ensign Wesley Crusher on the TV series, Star Trek the Next Generation. He has carried on with acting and other creative endeavors and you can catch up with him at his personal website.

With that out of the way, the purpose of this post is to review Wil Wheaton’s short story, Hunter, available from Unglue.it. Hunter is licensed Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC-SA,) so it can be downloaded and shared freely. It’s only about 2500 words, so it should be a quick read. The author describes it as “a short Sci-Fi story set in a dark and desperate world.”

After the invasion, when the colonists were reduced to a dwindling force of resistance fighters, Pyke decided to surrender and work for the invaders. He became a very efficient hunter, capturing rebels and turning them over to his cruel masters. As his victims grew in number, he found himself enjoying the work, taking sadistic pleasure in their fear and pain. And now his latest quarry, a young girl, is running into a trap.

Download Hunter, by Wil Wheaton, from Unglue.it, or from his own website.

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