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RICHARD CHILDS, NHLBI
What was that strange object flying over the NIH on April 17? Rumor has it that this was the first approach of the great, mythical goose Swanhilda, who has long been prophesized to someday descend upon Bethesda to free her mortal geese from the tyranny of plastic coyotes and similar rogue attempts to chase the avian flocks away. So be it written that Swanhilda will “transformeth the world into anserine fields of tranquility. Beware, ye who loathe of geese.” Well, it was either Swanhilda or the Space Shuttle Discovery riding atop a NASA plane. It’s hard to tell from the photo.
Hanzhen Sun, NLM
EDITOR’S NOTE: HAVE A LATE-NIGHT LABORATORY CONFESSION? WE JUST MIGHT PRINT IT.