I’m beginning to suspect that one benefit of getting older is that things these days are more frequently nuts. When you’re young, everything is impressive because everything is new (“Traffic lights! Who thought of that!?!”). Recently I’ve learned that one measure of a Starcraft 2 player’s skills is APM, or Actions Per Minute, which the game measures and can show you in replays. Professional Korean gamers average 250-300 APM. That’s nuts. I’ve also learned that (at least) one kind of brain surgery requires cutting off a piece of the skull and keeping it exposed for six hours while the doctor simultaneously operates and tries to prevent the brain from drying out. People routinely survive this sort of treatment. This is also nuts.