Nothing earth-shattering here, but kind of interesting: Two Saturdays ago, I was looking inside one of my cabinets that contain DVDs (they have for a long time exceeded all my shelf space). The cabinet is at the level of the floor. And I was just trying to figure if I wanted to screen one of the DVDs to pass some time. To the right side of the top shelf in this cabinet, there was a naked disc leaning against the side, deprived of its case. So I also was wondering if I had a spare case to put it in. However, in the next second or so, I reached for another disc and, in the process, managed to knock my hand against the naked disc. Instantly, I heard the sound of something -- the disc, I thought -- dropping. Clearing my eyes a little, I could see that the naked disc was no longer standing against the side of the cabinet. In fact, I could not see the disc anywhere. Amused and bemoaning my aging eyesight, I stood up and turned on the hall light, hoping to locate where the disc might be lying. To my amazement, the disc was nowhere to be found. Now truly interested, I mused that, of course, the disc was somewhere in the cabinet. But where? A minute or two passed while I squatted there, impressed that a disc which should have simply been knocked on its side had seemed to disappear. I stood up and looked on the floor surrounding the cabinet. No disc. I then got back on my knees and looked closely at the bottom shelf of the cabinet, and still could see no disc. Being a firm believer in critical thinking, I smiled as I looked inside the cabinet and wondered where the naked DVD ended up, half-joking to myself silently about trans-dimensional warps. Then I saw what happened. The cabinet shelf was spaced from the wall by less than an eighth-inch. Then I noticed the same situation with the lower shelf. Looking closely at the lower shelf I saw the very edge of something shiny. The naked DVD. It had sunk along the side of the cabinet and nearly disappeared altogether but for a very, very slight sliver. I managed to free it and then decided to place it in a CD jewel case. The whole episode was amusing. But imagine if the disc had sunk entirely below the bottom shelf. To this day I would be mystified by The Mysterious Disappearing DVD. As I said, nothing big here. I got a laugh out of it, though.