Tag Archives: biology

December 29th – 31st

Wednesday 29th December (3 days to go) Some stick insects can grow up to 13 inches (33cm) long. Thursday 30th December (2 days to go) Sepp Blatter is up for re election next year as chief corruptor of football (ie … Continue reading

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December 22nd-28th….(nearly there!)

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15th – 21st December

Wednesday As medicine advances the percentage of HIV carriers in a population tends to stabalise, so a reduction in this percentage could be a sign of poor health provision. Thursday Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency was based partly from ideas … Continue reading

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24th – 30th November lessons

Wednesday The first 4 digits of the security number on a credit or debit card is the last 4 digits of the card. Thursday Brick cheese (which I was told does not exist when at school) is from the USA … Continue reading

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November 3rd – November 9th

Wednesday African Pangolins mainly give birth to one offspring at a time whereas the Asian ones are more likely to go for twins or triplets. Thursday The collective noun for hamsters is a horde. Friday The real Maria Von Trapp made … Continue reading

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Final October Lessons…

Friday I learnt how to make fish head curry. Saturday October is the least lucky month to be born. Sunday In general monkeys cannot swing in trees, apes do. Monkeys run along the branches.

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A few last lessons from West of Greenwich

Wednesday There used to be a football team called Blackburn Olympic, who have won an FA Cup Thursday Today I learnt that the place where some of my dad’s weirder Singapore photos were taken still exists under the name Haw … Continue reading

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October 7th – October 12th (a fine week for lessons)

Wednesday Kori Bustard and the Great Bustard both are about equal in weight and are the worlds heaviest flying birds. Thursday I learnt how to make and use custom brushes in GIMP, wish I had learnt earlier! Friday Camel spiders … Continue reading

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The beginning of another college year (and an obsession with young animals…)

Monday I learnt today that I could draw caricatures. Tuesday I learnt that there is a Whitsunday Island off the coast of Australia Wednesday There is no name for a baby snail, but a baby turkey is a poult. Thursday … Continue reading

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Still learning something new each day (August 9th – 15th)

Monday Asps do not live in Egypt so Cleopatra was more likely killed by an Egyptian cobra. Most exciting news though is that there is a serious paper published claiming it has proof that P!=NP, which if verified will net … Continue reading

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