Help! … I Need Somebody … To Help Me Send A Special Gift To The Queen
This is a genuine plea for your help … Have you any suggestions? — On 6th February 2022 Queen Elizabeth II became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. This marked 70 years of service to the peoples of the United Kingdom, and the Realms and Commonwealth. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, there are special celebrations throughout the year, and a special four day UK holiday-weekend to mark the event was held (Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June).
Someone Cares For You … Even YOU!
This postcard is addressed to YOU ... Someone really cares. — When was the last time you received a postcard? ‘What is a postcard?’ I hear some of you say, so first, here’s a little historical info: Postcards were (and still are in tourist spots, especially British seaside towns!) a simple way of sending a happy message to your friends and…
I Owned a Unicorn’s Horn … It’s True!
Believe it or not, a unicorn’s horn once hung in my loungeroom — ‘THE CIRCUS OF HEAVEN’ is a song by Jon Anderson. It’s first verse contains these words: “The day the Circus of Heaven came into town Local folk lined the streets … Waiting anxiously for the parade to begin all around A unicorn headed the mystical way” A unicorn headed the…
Cat Genetics, Big Cats, and The White Tiger.
My earlier article on White Tigers led to this one … Cat Genetics — My earlier article: A White Tiger and Animal Breeders’ Obsession with ‘Throw-Backs’ had an image of a White Tiger in a cartoon. If you’ve read that one, you’ll remember the cartoon. Here is a link to that story, and a mini-glimpse at the cartoon image: A White Tiger and Animal Breeders’ Obsession with ‘Throw-Backs’ “Put them in a cage & leave them to it … you’ll get a throw-back”medium.com
Woman, Wife, or Mother-in-law … Always Right … You Better Believe it!
I got three emails … did they come from a man or woman? — I recently received the three items (below) in my email in-box. Can you work out who sent them? Did they come from a man, or a woman?: Item 1 … A simple poster:
If A Leopard Can’t Changed Its Spots, How Can The Horse Become A Zebra?
They say: “Seeing Is believing” … so what do you see here? — Has one of these Circus Horses become a Zebra, or does it look too horse-like? I think you can work this one out quite easily. But what about this picture of a Zebra and a Horse in the same field? …
A White Tiger and Animal Breeders’ Obsession with ‘Throw-Backs’
“Put them in a cage & leave them to it … you’ll get a throw-back” — The white tiger and breeder’s ‘throw-back’ syndrome: The fully-coloured tiger’s comment: “Told you not to use clorox” in the cartoon above, is the sort of reaction that a comedian might utter when seeing something that stands out from the norm. Of course, it’s only a joke, the real reason for how this ‘different’ appearance came about is…
The Power of Two: God’s Algorithm: It Even Beats The Lottery!
The best of all numbers games: The Power 2 (God’s Algorithm) — Numbers: Numbers can be quite fascinating. Intuitive mathematicians (I’m not one … just a humble biologist) are able to see patterns in numbers, number collections and sequences that go far beyond the face value of the numbers themselves. Yet even those of us who don’t claim to be naturally inclined that way…
“A” Is For Apple … Part Two: The Age Of Computers & Artificial Intelligence
Part One focussed on ‘Legends of Old’ … Part Two is for ‘Today’ — In “A” Is For Apple … Part One I developed my story around the biblical Garden of Eden and Eve’s tempting of Adam to eat the fruit of The Tree of Knowledge (often interpreted as an apple tree), after she had been persuaded to eat one herself by the serpent: