Five-Fiftysix meme – solutions to the puzzle

I promised solutions in 24 hours, and it’s been a little more than that now, so here are the sources:

1. I suppose that the mere fact that I was in the company of two friends itself proves that I wasn’t actually some kind of hermit when it came to my rat studies.

Rats by Robert Sullivan (not a blogger, as far as I know)

2. They’re screwing the security guards in the bathroom.

The Wisdom of Whores by Elizabeth Pisani

3. By the end of the nineteenth century, organic synthesis was widely accepted and the vital force theory was abandoned.

Tomorrow’s Table by Pamela Ronald

4. Cyanobacteria actually can tell time using a mechanism similar to our circadian clock, from the Latin meaning “about a day”.

The Carbon Age by Eric Roston

5. Half blind, I picked myself up and ran and ran and ran.

It’s Every Monkey For Themselves by Vanessa Woods

6. The idea that the transmission of news via paper might become a bad idea, that all those huge, noisy printing presses might be like steam engines in the age of internal combustion, was almost impossible to grasp.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Joe Trippi

7. Born in 1769, the twenty-year-old seminary student had weathered the French revolution by working at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris with the dashing eccentric zoological genius Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire.

Siege of Stars by Henry Gee

8. Males place packets of sperm everywhere on the female’s head or tentacles.

Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson

9. Escoffier begins with the browning of beef and veal bones in the oven.

Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

10. The bourgeoisie, during its rule of scarce one hundred years, has created more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together.

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, who, I think, are not bloggers….

3 responses to “Five-Fiftysix meme – solutions to the puzzle

  1. BTW, the quote comes first, then the title and the author. If you do the reverse, the effect is….comical (thanks to a humorous and alert reader).

  2. 7 – that’s amazing, Bora. I read #7 and didn’t realize that I’d written it. Weird.

  3. Hmmm, did you really write it?