The brain functions in odd and mysterious ways. The first time I read the word 'ichthyology' (probably in Prof. Peeble's nat sci class at Michigan State University), for whatever reason, it stuck with me. I've always remembered ichthyology is the study of fish. In my previous life, when I was working on a news story, I was chatting with a guy who had sharks delivered to his house so he could dissect and study them. I nonchalantly said, 'Ah...so, you're an ichthyologist.' His eyes widened and his jaw popped open as he exclaimed, 'Yes! Yes...I'm an ichthyologist!' And, that, more or less, is the extent of my nat sci knowledge.