Showing posts with label housing. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

If only: New Age lunacy: Sting in the tale vodka: Origami condoms: Big Dick at Nurburgring: and Smelling Rosemary.

Loads of ex skywater, limited atmospheric movement, little lack of cold and sod all solar stuff at the Castle this morn, the “nues” seems to have returned to its usual level of coverage and the left elbow appears to have come out in sympathy with its opposite joint.


Will be packed with those on benefits to laud the memory of the old bag that snatched milk from the young.

Now North Korea NOW!


A woodland beauty spot is to be turned into what is believed to be the first official purpose built New Age travellers camp in Britain.
The site at Haldon Hill, near Exeter, Devon, has been used illegally by travellers for 12 years, but is now to be revamped using £1.11 million of taxpayer’s money.
The proposal will replace the existing ramshackle camp with 15 official plots for “new travellers” under plans approved by Teignbridge District Council.
Communal allotments, a children’s play area and composting bins will all be installed at the site as part of the project.
Parking for visitors along with new sanitation will also be installed while the camp will have a permanent site manager.
It has been given approval under a Government initiative announced last year to provide £60 million of funding for new official gypsy and traveller sites.

Wonder how many “proper” homes £1.1 million would build...


It is said that the Japanese giant hornet has a quarter-inch stinger that pumps out venom containing an enzyme so strong that it can literally dissolve human tissue. The sting of a giant hornet causes excruciating pain, yet some people are willing to endure a few stings while trying to capture them to make a special kind of shouchuu (Japanese liquor similar to vodka).
Allegedly someone who is stung by a Japanese giant hornet who doesn’t receive proper treatment soon thereafter can die from an allergic reaction to the venom. About 40 deaths related to giant hornet stings are recorded every year.
In Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture huntsmen catch hornets and leave them to ferment in alcohol for three years, fermented wasp shouchuu apparently has an unappetizing muddy-brown colour and smells a bit like rotting flesh.
To prepare the liquor, a large number of live wasps are placed in a large mason jar, which is then filled with shouchuu. The jar is then sealed and the hornets left to drown in the alcohol. Desperate to escape, they release their venom which gives the drink its signature taste and curative properties.

Num-num-num can’t wait to try that....


A small business in California called Origami Condoms is working on a revolutionary new prophylactic modelled after the Japanese art of paper folding which has won the approval of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for being the only design to radically change the contraceptive.

Origami Condoms' design, which has condoms folded up rather than rolled up like the ones currently sold at most stores that sell health and convenience products, acts as a loose-fitting sheath when it's in use and is said to move with the natural movement of the body.

Origami Condoms are still in clinical testing and will not be available for purchase until early 2015 at the soonest, according to Resnic.

The condom designs must first go through several phases testing before the company can apply for FDA approval, he said.

Resnic said his company has not yet set a price for their accordion-shaped condoms, that they will likely cost more than traditional rubbers.

Of course they will-that’s the price of “progress”....


Germany’s iconic Nurburgring, home of motor racing since the 1920s, has been defaced by vandals who daubed a penis onto the track at the notorious Brunnchen corner.
The incident is believed to have happened on Saturday night, with the world ‘Danish’ written alongside the genitalia – apparently aimed at a Danish driver who has previously used the track.
The incident left German police to call in a paint-stripping machine to remove the artwork and dry out the surface – an operation which took hours and left the Nurburgring out of use to ‘tourist rides’ on Sunday.

No sense of humour the Germans...

And finally:

The smell of rosemary could boost your memory; the aroma of essential oil from the herb could improve memory in healthy adults, according to researchers from the University of Northumbria.
The smell may enhance the ability to remember events and to remember to complete tasks at particular times, they said.
A group of 66 people were given memory tests in either a rosemary-scented room or another room with no scent. Participants were tasked with various tests to assess their memory functions, including finding hidden objects and passing specified objects to researchers at a particular time.
The results, presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference in Harrogate, showed that participants in the rosemary-scented room performed better on the prospective memory tasks than those in the room with no smell. what was it again......




Wednesday, 11 July 2012

A bit more Periosteal pecking: Old age principle: Keep it in your pants: Jelly-Flower: Spagbollocks: The Dog’s in the dinner: and Cheep housing.

A touch of the big yellow thing at the Castle this morn, still cold and a fair amount of atmospheric movement, his Maj is a happy boy because he can go out, get covered in wet stuff and mud from the borders and then come in and sit on my lap.

More than a whimsy late because I have been to see my General Medic to have the Left elbow pecked in the Periosteal, hurt like buggery, but the real pain won’t kick in until tomorrow-so don’t expect any posts for a day or so....

Has pledged its support in principle for a cap on the amount people would pay for care during their lifetime.
A £35,000 lifetime limit was recommended by a government-ordered inquiry chaired by the economist Andrew Dilnot a year ago. Old people would take out insurance to cover payments up to this ceiling, with the state then picking up the bills.
But Son of a B.......aronet and alien reptile in disguise George (my Parlimentary pension will keep me out of care) Osborne has refused to sanction the £1.7bn a year cost, which was predicted to rise to £3.5bn over time, and decisions have been put off until a government-wide spending review due next year. This means social care reform is unlikely to happen before the 2015 election. When action is taken, the cap could be raised to as much as £75,000 to keep down the cost to taxpayers.
Instead the Elf Secretary will announce today that many of the 40,000 old people who have to sell their homes each year will be offered a form of loan through their local authority from April 2015.
And then get the money back when the old farts die and their houses are sold to repay the “loan”.

Snag-what if there is a husband, wife or partner still living in said dwelling, where do they go;  into care which will have to be paid for by the old farts who have paid tax all their lives?


The Piss Poor Policies Millionaires Club Coalition is using the £1.7 billion saved from looking after the elderly to donate more than £1 billion to help family planning services in the developing world.
In a bid to help 24 million girls and women in the world's poorest countries, British aid will be doubled for eight years, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell will announce later.
Aid for family planning will increase from £90 million each year to £180 million - more than £1.4 billion over eight years.
Mr Mitchell said: "The health and rights of girls and women are front and centre of Britain's aid programme. Being able to plan the size of her family is a fundamental right that we believe all women should have.
"British support will mean that millions of women who are currently unable to access or use family planning information, services and supplies will be able to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when and how many children to have.

While Blighty’s hard working older population is treated like second class citizens.


Australian company Bioconst has started research to create fluorescent flowers by splicing Californian jellyfish DNA into various blooms.
The company already produces a fluorescent substance which is sprayed on to flowers causing a glow but now work has started on flowers which emit light without the need for a spray. Professor Mark Tester, vice-president of Bioconst said:
"They would look the same, until you turn the light out and put them under a UV light. You wouldn't know there's any jellyfish there."


A pair of Cupid Stunts thought it would be a good idea to try to heat a tin of spaghetti – with a toaster and set their maisonette on fire, it took four fire engines and about 20 fire fighters to put out the blaze in  Hornsey Rise, north London.
According to Fire brigade watch manager Adam Barnett ‘The two men had wedged the toaster on and were cooking a tin of spaghetti on top of it,’ he said.

The mind boggles.....

A recent Internet uprising has led to Caffé Tiamo, an Italian restaurant in Incheon, South Korea, to change its menu.
It seems that “Spaghetti alla Carne,” which contained dog meat is no longer available.

Apparently Korean food always was the Dog’s Bollocks…

And finally:

Californian builder Jayson Fann has gone into business creating human-sized nests made from locally harvested wood, which he cuts and spirals together

The constructions range from indoor love seats to thirty-person look-outs.
Each construction needs the help of two or three assistants, depending on the size of the project.
The lengthy process begins with stripping branches to ensure no damage is done to the living tree before removing the leaves and twigs.
The nests are mostly made of eucalyptus for its strength, and each sculpture needs two and a half trailers of wood.
By bending the wood and using counter-sunk screws the structure is expected to remain strong and intact for many years.

The custom-made nests can cost anywhere from $4000 to $20,000.

Well, at least they won’t get flooded.....

And today’s thought:
Olympic rings