Friday, June 22, 2012


Todays FFF is dedicated to my friend Greg Hamblock who started his run across America today to raise money so 2 kids can go to private school.

So on the topic of running there is a tribe of 50,000 people called Rarámuri, or Tarahumara, in the Sierra Madre Mountains of NW Mexico who essentially do nothing but run. Rarámuri means "runner on foot" which is exactly what they do. And I mean they run EVERYWHERE. They run to communicate, they run to hunt, they run to travel, they run just for the fun of it.  They have races where some will run 200-300 miles in a single session and cover over 500 miles in a single week. They also do a relay race where they kick a wooden ball as they run from runner to runner which can last several days without a break.

If you want to help out please donate a couple bucks to Greg's cause.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Maltese (Falcon) Dog

So the Maltese dog has quickly become the most popular dog breed in America taking over commercials and dog parks everywhere. Understandable considering how adorable they are with their little tiny white Ewok looking selves.

But did you know that the Maltese dog breed actually has a trait only known to exist in the Maltese world? Their eyes have adapted over time to mainly see the ultraviolet light spectrum. It doesn't mean it can see in the dark and it doesn't mean that it can't see normal wave lengths. But what it does mean is that predominantly what it sees is just like those awesome trippy blacklight posters from your college days. So groooove on that hippy dog lovers