Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

"'These are young McCarthy's feet.  Twice he was walking, and once he ran swiftly, so that the soles are deeply marked and the heels hardly visible."
Yes, that's right: up until he invention of the sneaker, running on the balls of your feet was expected, the norm.

The stories of Sherlock Holmes invented the science of forensics, by the way.

("The Boscombe Valley Mystery", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)