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ANGER ! – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day..” Do stairs go up or down? ”    ” Do coffins have lifetime guarantees? ”

Just been reading about Banamageddon, and details of the serious disease that is affecting bananas worldwide.  This disease is a fungus which affects the roots, and at the moment, cannot be contolled or stopped.   Surprising to read that it is UGANDA which holds the record for the highest consumption of bananas each year, with each citizen there eating an average of 0.70kg each DAY.   That means that each person eats around 240 kg of bananas a year.  As bananas are some important in Uganda, the same word is used for both food and for bananas (matooke).  And rather surprising that due to the high levels of Potassium (especially Potassium-40) that they have higher levels of radioactivity.

Despite the sunshine and warm weather, it was obviously an angry moment for this Croatian couple seen in Dubrovnik.  Even if you do not speak Croatian, then you can imagine the words that are coming out of his mouth!

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Smile X Three – Not the Quality Spa Resort, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” It is a mistake to look too far ahead.  The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time” (Winston Churchill).

“The road to success is always under construction”.

Did you see the alarming story in the news about scientists who have now managed to make an artificial worm that can wriggle?   Computer modelling of cells is being used to make an artificial creature that mimics a real worm.  The beginnings of Frankenstein perhaps???   Add artificial intelligence to artificial creatures and something very bad can be made.   Already in the USA, the FDA is approving certain genetically modified animals.  Back in 2007 there was the story about the South Korean scientists who had genetically modified some cats so that they glowed in the dark.   The most famous example though was ‘Dolly the Sheep’, the first mammal to have been successfully cloned.   Dolly the Sheep got her name after the famous singer Dolly Parton, as apparently cells from mamary glands were used to clone the sheep!!

Smile times three for the photo today.  Despite all the economic problems, run-down buildings, broken infrastructure and few facilities for children, these Albanian boys certainly look very happy.  Not a care in the world !  And certainly not cloned.

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Photo of the Day Tuesday 21st May 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Today is the oldest that you have ever been, and the youngest that you will ever be again”

” If you cannot convince them, confuse them”  Harry S. Truman

I read a very interesting article on the net about an experiment performed by some Danish school girls who discovered that cress seeds would not germinate in a room which had internet routers turned on.   No problem for the seeds in the room without the routers, so it appeared that the radiation from the routers was preventing the seeds from germinating.   More research is now going to be done on this surprising discovery by the schoolgirls, but again it raises the question of radiation levels.   Mobile phones and their radiation levels have been investigated several years but now it appears that routers may also be suspect.   More details about this story here;

http://www.geek.com/science/school-experiment-discovers-garden-cress-wont-germinate-near-a-router-1555577/

The photo today is from the archipeligo outside of Stockholm, and shows the village of Furusund, near the edge of the archipeligo.

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