Abi (abigailb) wrote,
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Cafe Scientifique this evening - this time is The Science of Middle Earth, given by Henry Gee, an editor for Nature. Did a bit of usenet searching and it seems he (a) knows his stuff about science, (b) knows his stuff about Tolkien and (c) is a good speaker. Not clear what he'll be talking about, but it apparently might include what Mithril could be, Hobbits vs those skeletons they found in Flores, and whether Balrogs have wings (and if so can they fly?).



Poll #507935 Balrog wings

Do Balrogs have wings?

Yes
4(30.8%)
No
2(15.4%)
Sort of
4(30.8%)
Don't know
2(15.4%)
Don't care
1(7.7%)

Can Balrogs fly?

Yes
5(38.5%)
No
4(30.8%)
Sort of
0(0.0%)
Don't know
3(23.1%)
Don't care
1(7.7%)


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