The opinions and comments here are so interesting I’ve just spent ages visiting the sites reviewed – even those I wouldn’t normally bother with!
Powder mix-up fools sniffer dogs
A team of Australian drug sniffer dogs has been sent back for retraining, after it was found they could only track talcum powder, not cocaine.
Melbourne police found that the white powder used to hone the dogs’ nostrils was not in fact an illegal substance.
“They’re very good at detecting talcum powder,” joked Assistant Commissioner Paul Evans. “If there’s any missing kids, we’ll find them fairly quickly.”
Had a look at blakelylaw‘s reviews and grinned 🙂 It must be incredibly bad where you are if you’d rather be at Skegness beach!!! I live near to Skeg and it is best avoided – a real scum town. (I wonder how they managed to take a photo that makes the place look so pleasant, lol).
I just googled and found the following review on crap holidays which sums the place up nicely, lol:
“Picture, if you will, the wonders of Lumley Road and the fattest of families pushing multiple prams while displaying excessive mounds of flash fried flesh restrained in attractive string vests and Kappa jogging bottoms. The irony of such attire is wasted on the wearer who can bearly crawl off the trash saved sofa to collect his/her/its bi-monthly dole cheque.
More beautiful still is the Sea Front, liberally littered with run down 1960’s fairground attractions/death traps, arcade amusements and the amputated stump of a pier which first burnt down and was subsequently washed away in the mid 20th Century. The Council has wisely failed to rebuild such an attraction in the interests of common decency and to avoid accusations of crimes against taste.
Why not visit the beautiful ghetto of Grovesner Road where listed heroin squats and recently released paedeophile safehouses nessle [sic] comfortably close to the local secondary schools.
Finally if the above doesn’t utterly repel the prospective holidaymaker, take a moment to review the friday and saturday night antics of the cheeky burberry clad scally. This native of the mean streets will certainly attempt to engage your interest in a physical test of metal in the bars and clubs while his tracksuit clad wench encourages his baser acts of violence.”
Nature Conservation – From The Humber To The Wash
This week we’ve been over to Gibraltar Point, one of the Lincs Wildlife Trust’s reserves, several times to help out with some scrub clearing and hedging. Today’s task was clearing sea buckthorn from an area of sand dunes — the wind was decidedly nordic, but a good time was had by all.
Nutmeg jr. lending a hand
From the page:
“Always wash your rats in warm water. Cold water may not get them clean enough, and hot water could shrink them into dwarf rats, which are easily mistaken for mice.”
“Do not overdry your rats or they will come out as a big ball of puffed fluff. It can be difficult to tell a staticky rat from an angry rat, so you could lose a finger.”
“You may wish to add fabric softener to your load in the drier. Fabric softener helps to control static cling. There’s nothing worse that searching all over the house for a lost rat, only to find it stuck to your back or leg with static electricity.”
“Always iron your rat in the direction of the fur growth, from nose to tail. Rex rats must be ironed with particular care, and may need to be ironed by a professional.”
Thanks to TS-guy for the link.
Have been listening to Blinking Lights and Other Revelations on my drive to work this week – top album 🙂 Plenty of dark, depressive lyrics within deceptively light, often pretty, melodies. (How am I doing for pretentious music review?)
Some tracks from the new album can be listened to on this site.
From the page: Strange new rodent discovered as Asian snack
A weird species of rodent, totally new to science, has been discovered on sale in a southeast Asian food market. The rock rat – or kha-nyou as it is known in Laos – is unlike any rodent seen before by scientists.
“It was for sale on a table next to some vegetables,” says conservation biologist Robert Timmins, “And I knew immediately it was something I had never seen before.” People in the Khammouan region of Laos know of the species, and prepare it by roasting it on a skewer, says Timmins, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, based in New York City, US.