And yes, bomb defusal is directly tied to the seminar topic ;)

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Everybody is playing "Keep talking and nobody explodes" while I can take off the mask for a second and try to rehydrate. Four hour session on hot days...

important research about cats being friends with each other: "Cats learn the names of their friend cats in their daily lives"

nature.com/articles/s41598-022

There used to be a giant tree in front of my window, which served as a kind of massive snack buffet for the local squirrel population. We had just begun to be able to recognize some of the regulars when the tree was chopped down. Now, there's a new baby tree, not even large enough for a single baby squirrel. But it will grow...

Deciding to print 100+ copies of informed consent forms, info letters, pre- and post-tests on the weekend - just to run out of toner in the middle of it *sigh*
My home printer is faster and delivers a better quality than my work printer, but I guess I'll have to wait now till the replacement toner arrives...

I ended up voting with my money - and the songs I bought were actually not all in my list of favorites.

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First place doesn't surprise me, but second place did.
Also, I think I have one or two people whose music I want to buy now!

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Since Germany got 6 points from the public vote, and 0 from the jury vote, it's clear it will end on last place. Somebody should edit Wikipedia.

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Eurovision was always multilingual - but unlike in the 80ies, I am now able to understand a good chunk more ;)

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Having previous winners read out the national jury results has a bit of a vibes: Results, live from the victors's village ;)

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Oh, they are only reading out the "twelve points". When did that change? This will shorten the whole procedure dramatically!

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Can we have Serbia and Norway in the top three, please? France, Finland or Spain could certainly fill up any leftover spots.

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Serbia would have had even more impact if I hadn't been 'spoilered' beforehand. Not a song I would like to hear on a daily basis, but an effing impressive performance.

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Watching who in the greenroom is cheering and celebrating or just fooling around - and who isn't. Heartbreaking.

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I like the lyrics of Australia, but the song doesn't pull me in as much as some others

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