“In second year Microbiology, while rushing to prepare for that day's experiment, I lit the Bunsen burner and leaned over the bench to confirm which objective lens was engaged on the microscope. Noting an odd odour, I assumed it came from the selection of swamp water we were to work with. My lab partner Laurie, very calmly said: "Uh Ian, ... your hair's on fire." I patted it out and we chuckled and carried on. The clincher came a few weeks later when a hairdresser was finger combing my hair and said: "You've got new hair growing in ... and it's CURLY!"”Ian B.