Religion has proved once again to be hazardous to health. 150 people died at a stampede during the Hindu Shravan Navratras festival where the “divine mother” is worshipped. This only after a month after about the same number of people died at Naina Devi temple after a shelter collapsed and someone helpfully shouted “Landslide!”
Continuing the recent death theme, I thought I would share these fantastic pics. Herons are big buggers, as can be seen. They are also opportunistic predators, taking what they can find, normally fish, insects and amphibians.
Flopsy looks rather surprised to be picked up by the ears. The heron then deliberately drowned flopsy in [...]
The above graph shows my daily hit rate. The sudden increase was caused by the death of Paul Newman and my post from June selecting him as a candidate for my death list in 2009. It just shows how much he was respected.
I was last clean on the CC in January – it didn’t last due to the “Year of the Rolex” happening earlier than planned and a couple of other bits and pieces, but I’m there again. Hurrah!
If only the world’s banks were as prudent.
A fine example of woolly thinking.
Nicole Kidman has credited a waterfall with bringing about a flurry of pregnancies – including her own – on the set of one of her films, Australia. The actress said seven babies had been conceived during production of the film in a small town in Australia’s outback.
I was in Tesco the other day and I noticed three things I thought I would share.
The smell of vomit in aisle 7 (wines and sprits) was particularly pungent this week. There was no actual vomit but the lingering after effects were olfactorally discernible.
Every aisle, including the now infamous aisle 7 (wines and [...]
I received an e-mail today from Interflora, informing me that October the 5th is Grandparents’ Day and that because,
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Many years ago, I used my computers’ spare processor cycles to analyse radio signals for SETI. This was quite fun as your Mac could display a lovely graph of the analysis in action. Trouble was, the chances of actually detecting a signal from outer space were VERY remote and keeping computers powered on just to [...]