Posted by episode81 on June 27, 2009
I just watched Brainman on the Discovery Science Channel. It is the story of Daniel Tammet, a savant from East London.
Immediately following that show was “Man-made Mammals” about (among other things) the artificial insemination of large mammals. I can’t put into words what goes on in the first 10 minutes other than to say it involves a male elephant, two men with rubber gloves and a very, very large condom. The female recipient of the largess was seriously short changed on the delivery mechanism in my opinion.
Anywho, I digress …
Back to Brainman. I really enjoyed it, but not for the obvious reason. Yes, it was interesting – fascinating in fact – but what I really liked was his voice. I could listen to him for hours. I am largely unimpressed by accents, especially my own. I just found his voice very comforting. I am getting a bit soppy in my old age.