As cold as the coldest thing you can think of at the Castle this morn, the deep, crisp and even has turned into a bumpy ice skating rink and I have to go dahn to Tesco for some stale bread, gruel and his Maj’s food.
The Gallic flu has flared up and I have this urge to install a bidet...
Despite the imminent ice-age, people dropping dead form lack of heat, austerity and patients popping orf in ’orspital the “Top story” on the Beeb news is that some Italian bloke who earns £6 million a year has resigned from his job as manager of something called The English football team over another bloke that allegedly made racial remarks about yet another overpaid diva.
Plans to get people to adopt healthier lifestyles will not work unless the government is more prepared to use legislation, peers believe.
The House of Lords science and technology committee said ministers seemed to be mistaken in their use of what is known as the nudge theory.
Nudging people is about getting them to change their behaviour without necessarily banning activities.
But the group said that did not mean legislation should not be used at all.
Committee chairman Baroness Neuberger said: "There are all manner of things that the government want us to do - lose weight, give up smoking, use the car less, give blood - but how can they get us to do them?
"It won't be easy and this inquiry has shown that it certainly won't be achieved through using nudges, or any other sort of intervention, in isolation."
Methinks big brother is about to stamp his feet...
Morning is the best time to consume sweets because that's when the body's metabolism is most active - and we have the rest of the day to work off the calories, a new study shows.
Eating cookies or chocolate as part of breakfast that includes proteins and carbs also helps stem the craving for sweets later.
Amen to that...
Allegedly one of the spiritual leaders of Egypt issued a fatwa (law, regulations) which banned Muslims from driving Chevrolet vehicles. According to the new law, Muslims must not drive Chevrolet cars because the logo of the company is a Christian cross.
There are several theories about the origin of the Chevrolet "cross." One of them says that the designer of the logo was inspired with the pattern on the wallpaper of one of Paris hotels. Another one says that the author of the logo borrowed the idea from an American coal company. Some people say that the designer tried to make a logo that would look like a bow-tie.
Wouldn’t drive a Chevy anyway...
A cameraman has shot footage of what appears to be a giant serpentine creature weaving its way through the icy waters of Lake Lagarfljót in east Iceland.
While there have been several sightings of the Lagarfljótsormurinn or “Icelandic worm monster” in modern times, sceptics have suggested this latest iteration is probably just fishing net caught in the tide.
Legend has it that the Lagarfljótsormurinn started life as a tiny worm placed under a gold ring.
As a fully grown monster, it roamed the countryside, spitting poison and terrorising the local villagers.While it was eventually thrown into the lake, it was never destroyed, and continues to bring bad luck to everyone it encounters.
Sounds a lot like the Piss Poor Policies Millionaires Club Coalition...
British climbers Tom Randall, 32, and Pete Whittaker, 20, put themselves through two years training in a cellar to become the first to complete one of the toughest rock climbing challenges in the world.
The duo travelled to the Canyonlands National Park in Utah to take on a geological feature known as Century Crack – a 49m (160ft)-long gap between two huge rock formations to hang upside down.
The pair had already completed an arduous training programme using a replica of Century Crack built in Tom’s basement.
They completed 5,300m (17,500ft) of horizontal, upside-down climbing, 42,300 pull-ups and bicep curls, and almost 16 hours of static abdominal holds during their six-days-a-week regime.
Sounds a bit batty to me....
A village postman has resorted to arming himself with stick to deter an aggressive pheasant who lives at the bottom of a resident's garden.
Villagers in Wootton, Staffordshire, are being terrorised by the bird, which regularly attempts to peck anyone who comes near.
Locals have now discovered the only way of pacifying the bird is to feed him raisins soaked in rum.
Not a pheasant plucker, but a.....
That’s it: I’m orf to wait for America and Eurasia to join up (I may be some time).
And today’s thought: