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Viral campaigns #history

There is no clear evidence as to where the Spanish Flu pandemic started but, uncharacteristically for flu, it attacked the young and able. Arguments have been made for a Chinese… Read more »

Golden Girls #history

A man’s world in the 15th and 16th centuries? – that would be to ignore two very remarkable women from that era! Queen Isabella of Castile and Aragon (1451 –… Read more »

Energy source or water supply? #thriller

The world’s population exceeds seven billion people – 40% of this total depends upon the water that flows down the major rivers from the Himalayas for their agriculture, for industry,… Read more »

50 poor forecasters… Part II – #history

Part 2 – the final 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

50 poor forecasters… Part I #history

Part 1 – the first 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

Blackbird song

Woke to this wonderful sound: ῀ Not sure what the fantastic range of its song means – but it sounds joyous and uplifing.Great way to wake up to what looks… Read more »

Water – a real and present danger!

I’m no rabid environmentalist, have no green agenda, but in researching Still Water I knew there was a world water crisis but I had not realised quite how serious it… Read more »

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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