Category Archives: Health

Women Always Win

“While men were watching professional football or drinking beer or bowling, they, the women, were thinking about us, concentrating, studying, deciding whether to accept us, discard us, exchange us, kill us or whether simply to leave us. In the end … Continue reading

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Talons

If you wish to read more about this photograph go to 30-Foot Fingernails: The Curious Science of World’s Longest Nails | Live Science

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Victor Hugo on Sewage

Violating every rule of narrative, Hugo interrupts the climax of his great novel Les Misérables (1862) to hector the reader for fifteen pages about the Parisian sewer system. The city’s sewers discharged vast quantities of excrement into rivers, which carried … Continue reading

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A Woody Allen Quip

Interviewer: What do you think people will say about you in a hundred years? Woody Allen: He looks very good for his age.

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Why exercise when you can photoshop?

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It’s the obvious question

Honey: I’ve just had an accident and Tina took me to the hospital. The x-rays show the head injury might be serious and I’ve also got cracked ribs and a broken arm. Wife: Who’s Tina?

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Exercising is disastrous

The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54. The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41. The best footballer in the world Maradona, died at the age of 60. Meanwhile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The turtle, which doesn’t exercise … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnot ~ Failures of State: The inside story of Britain’s battle with Coronovirus (2021)

Investigative journalists are worth their weight in gold. Clavert and Arbuthnot write for the Sunday Times about Covid-19 from its earliest manifestation. As journalists they write in a very attractive and accessible way. This is epitomised by their chapter headings: … Continue reading

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Ben Bradley MP (In a previous life a workhouse manager)

“…..[Mansfield] Tory MP Ben Bradley has claimed that free school meals vouchers are “effectively” a handout to a crack den and brothel. Even if this is true – and the evidence for it is less than overwhelming – so what? … Continue reading

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J B S Haldane, scientist, organises his very own After Life

“He [Haldane] had left strict instructions about what was to be done with his body. ‘I hope that I have been of some use to my fellow creatures while alive,’ he once wrote, ‘and I see no reason why I … Continue reading

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