Was this week less great than last week. Nope. Did I have less time than previous weeks for discovering things that amaze me. Yes. So here is a reduced list, all of which I discovered through BBC Radio 4.
1) Robert Macfarlane on Radio 4
There is never time when I don't want to listen to Robert Macfarlane. This week he shared some of his favourite words with Michael Rosen an dDr Laura Wright, on Radio 4.
Over the past 10 years, Macfarlane has been gathering a 'word-hoard' of thousands of terms for nature, landscape and weather, in the hope of preserving, enriching and diversifying our language for the living world.
If you don't, you should definitely follow Robert on Twitter where he shares a "word of the day" on.. erm... a daily basis (obvs.).
2) How Much Water Does it Take to Make a Pair of Jeans?
About 10,000 gallons? After a quick Google, it appears there is nothing new in this staggering data, but it is new to me. My wife mentioned she had heard something on Radio 4 this week in which this subject was discussed. She was amazed. I was amazed.
3) Jeremy the 'Lefty' snail has died.
This story comes courtesy of the Today programme. The death of a snail is not amazing. I am pretty sure I kill 50 a year just by walking around in my back yard at night. But Jeremy was no ordinary snail. Jeremy, described as "one in a million", had a left-coiling shell and had been a major news story when he was looking for a mate.
Having finally produced 170 offspring (all with right-coiling shells) Jeremy popped his clogs this week. To be fair, one child is hard enough at times.
Here is the story from the University of Nottingham.