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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tapas #history

#history – The origin of that distinctive Spanish snack, tapas, is debated in 1492 and all that! ῀ Alfonso X of Spain is one of the many origins claimed for… Read more »

Smelly stuff…

These are some of my nostalgic smells – what are yours?   FOOD SMELLS Just opened a jar of coffee and couldn’t help plunging my nose in to it to… Read more »

The Caduceus, the double-helix, snakes and creation

Were we created by snake-like aliens from somewhere in the thirteenth sign of the zodiac? CADUCEUS – this is an oft-used medical logo with two snakes coiled around a staff.In… Read more »

Charles II of Spain – inbreeding victim

Incest is clearly not best!  And this is not just because George S Kaufman said, ‘The trouble with incest is that it gets you involved with relatives.’  Intriguingly Charles Darwin… Read more »

Makes you think…

I’ve always been a huge fan of Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide etc) and something I was doing today made me look at several of his quotes, couldn’t stop myself posting… Read more »

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