Cellular top trumps

It is extremely hard to remain unamazed by life. Today I found out that you can buy a card game called "cell trumps" , based on the Top Trumps game whose permutations (in this house alone) run through Harry Potters 1 to 5, Dr Who, Lord of the Rings 1 to 3, Simpsons, Narnia, Movie Stars, Pop Stars 1 and 2, etc.

If you don’t want to pay £5 for a pack of cell trumps, you can win a set if you can tell Matt Brown how many other neurons a brain neuron typically connects to. As Matt says, the game is great, for example, before you discovered it, would you have known that the average adult makes 430 million gut-lining cells every minute?

11 thoughts on “Cellular top trumps

  1. Oh, Jeez. Neurons can be bipolar too?
    Well Maxine, as surprising as that 430 million cells/minute is, I can’t imagine how many my own cumbrous gut requires to be fully lined.
    Welcome back.

  2. Maxine: BIENVENUE!
    We’re taking Alix to university today, so more later, but I’m so happy to see you posting again.

  3. Thank you, all. We spent many an educational hour on holiday playing “kings and queens” playing cards, but the cell trumps will come in handy for next year.

  4. Welcome back, Maxine. We have missed you. Can I use the 430 million gut lining cells story to explain to my GP why I have not lost weight?

  5. Good to see you back, Maxine.
    I really have missed you (personally) and for your blog posts.
    It’s so good to see you back and linking again…
    Bugger the neurons, and the rest; this is time to celebrate your return.
    Nice to see you, to see you MORE THAN nice! You’ve been missed, Maxine, more than you’d imagine.
    Welcome back to the world of connections. I’d say the world of blogs and blog posts, but we all know it means more than that..
    My best to you, Maxine, and I look forward to reading more,
    CFR

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