Friday, 16 January 2015
Sometimes one has a lightbulb moment. Mine came today over a breakfast boiled egg (from M&S and lovely it was too). We were talking about Brian May and the fact that some people have just too much talent and some of us could do with it being shared out a bit more equally. [For those who may not know Brian May was/is also an astrophysicist.]
Somehow via Demi Moore (who wasn't an astrophysicist) we got onto the subject of height and Anna remarked that at one time she had been her height (1.65m). According to my medical records when I went to Lewis I was somewhere near 5' 10½". Now I am somewhere over 5'9". Where did that inch or so or couple of centimetres go? It was at that point that I had the lightbulb moment. Our spines condense. If we make the assumption that our bodyweight and composition remains the same over that 40 years then that bulk has to go somewhere. If you squash something it will often bulge at the middle. So as we get older and shorter out tummies get bigger. Simple. It was nothing to do with the wine.
Posted by Graham Edwards at 16:27