This has nothing to do with Holmes, but is an odd story that might amuse some of you. The software used for this web site, wordpress.com, stores some statistics and related information that the site author can review. I noticed that we just had a big spike in the number of views (hits). It shot way up and then dropped down to the normal trickle in a day or two. WordPress also has a feature that shows what search-engine terms were used to find the site. There was a group of strange ones, involving women, such as Women of Camp McMurdos, McMurdo girls, and the like.
Turns out there was an item on the national newswire involving Station McMurdo, which is a permanent settlement of scientists and researchers in Antarctica. The story was that the UN, or whatever agency manages the research station, had recently issued condoms to all their personnel. Condoms had always been available at the commissary, but due to the nature of the closed society, that could lead to embarrassments, so a decision was made to give some to everyone whether or not they needed or wanted them.
The cyber-voyeurs of the world hoping to read about hot times at Ice Station Zebra were probably disappointed when they hit this site. Oh, well !