February Random Thread: Try a Little Priest (Hole)
This year’s random threads pay tribute to classic Muse articles and issues of years gone by. For February, we commemorate the famous “priest hole” article — Paul Baker’s second foray into Muse, published in the October 2003 issue. (Priest holes were hiding places for persecuted Catholics in 16th-century England.) Also in the issue were articles about parasites, West Virginia University’s annual Pumpkin Drop, and the unfortunate Phineas Gage, a railroad worker whose gruesome encounter with a flying tie rod in 1848 taught scientists a lot about the workings of the brain. Good stuff, indeed.
Ideas for future random threads are still welcome.