Wednesday, June 1, 2011
YA Highway: Research!
I haven't participated in a Road Trip Wednesday in a while! This week's topic: What is the strangest/weirdest thing you've ever researched?
While I can't think of a single thing that's weirder than all the others, I'm pretty sure my Google search history has me on some kind of government watch-list. I tend to write high-action urban fantasy, so I'm always researching strange weapons and injuries. Things like how long would it take for a deep burn to heal on its own? Or fighting styles that employ medium-length blades.
Or where is the Syrian embassy in Washington DC, how many floors does it have and does it have a fence around it?
Yeah, that's probably the worst one.
I search to find out how it feels to get shot in the leg, to find haunted historical sites, to learn about the speed and efficacy of plant-based poisons, to find the most isolated place in Ireland, and more.
Though I haven't done too much research in the way of going places or strange activities, anyone paying attention to my google search history might become worried about my mental health.
What's the strangest thing you've ever researched?