Einstein had a theory about time. Something about a person in an airplane moving at great speed and somebody on the ground. The watch of one moves faster than the other. So each experiences time at a different rate. I'm not sure of the exact theory and I'm too lazy to go look it up right now.
However, I can tell you that there's a difference between how bananas age on my motorcycle compared to those sitting on a table at home. Take a look.
It spent two days with me on the motorcycle, tucked into the tank bag. I had intended the banana to be a snack. Due to circumstances, it got overlooked and went uneaten. So I brought it back into the house. Notice how much worse it now looks than the others.
Was it evidence of Einstein's theory, whatever that is? Did the banana age faster due to being subjected to high speeds for a certain length of time? Was the aging due to stress related fear from being a passenger with me? The aging probably isn't weather related, though that may be a factor. The tank bag came into the house overnight and thus did the banana. It hasn't been overly cold around here lately. Somewhere around 40 degrees ( f ) before wind chill is factored in.
I'm not sure of the exact reason but it's pretty obvious the time on the bike was pretty hard on the poor banana!
Speaking of 40 degrees, I heard this morning on the radio that iguanas in Florida are shutting down in the trees due to the low temperature. It seems that when the temperature gets below 40 the lizards go into suspended animation. Then they fall off the tree limbs onto the ground.
Since I like Conchscooter, I wanted to pass along the warning. People pick up the iguanas that are on the ground. However, when the lizards get warmed up a bit, they suddenly come back to life and aren't too cheerful about the experience. So, Conch, don't do like the guy I heard about.
According to the news report, some guy started piling the iguanas into the back of his station wagon. When they warmed up in the car, the guy suddenly had a pack of angry lizards interfering with his driving! ( Just in case you thought one might fit nicely into the saddlebag of the Triumph, or something. )
Miles and smiles,