Ants and acacia trees - what's the big mystery supposed to be? I read in a news that some ants are protecting some acacia trees from elephants - but I don't see why that's so amazing. Their must be something in it for the ants. Either they want something from the trees or they've got it in for the elephants, those are the two most likely explainations. It might be something else, like the tree tricks the ants into thinking it's their queen, but I think not, I think it's one of the two main ones I said. Maybe even a bit of both, eh? Let's take a look - what the elephants do is, they strip the bark off the trees, and the trees hate that, in fact I think maybe it makes them ill or something, but the elephants aren't into it if the ants are there, they get bitten in a sore bit or something. But we know how this goes, don't we? The trees probably thought the ants were their saviours, and the ants probably got them to sign some sort of ill-advised contract. It'll probably end up that the ants strip the trees of bark worse than the elephants would have, and say 'aah, look, you signed it'. When will they learn?
A Roman lantern has been found in a field in Suffolk. Well, what's the twist? The twist, this time, is that it actually seems to be pretty cool, and is not a rubbish story about rubbish like these things normally are! Hurrah! It's made of bronze, it's intact, it's the only one found intact in the UK and the only one nearer than Pompeii even! And it looks good too! Win!
A baby pygmy hippo has appeared in Wroclaw Zoo, and it is the cutest thing ever!. Well, it's almost as cute as me. It hasn't got a name yet, but I fear it will have a poncy one. After all, its parents are called Elpunia and Carlos. Why do hippos give their kids such poncy names? Is it because of the whole mud image they're insecure about their position in society and are far more aspirational than they can pull off, like that woman on the rubbish sitcom I won't name. Hippos are cool enough, they should just pick names they like, not names they think sound posh. Ladies and gentlemen, when hippos have status anxiety we are truly living in a messed up world.
Sense of perspective, much? You may have witnessed a load of wittering about the ship the Titanic not being in that bad a shape after all. Well, here's the basic condition it's in - it sunk. That's the main thing. "Oh, it's not as rusty as we thought it was!" No, but it's still sunk though. You see? It was quite chilling and amazing to see the high quality film though. But maybe that was partly whatever the sound they had on it was. Ch-ka-ch-ka-ch-ka-ch-ka-ch-ka-ch-ka-RR-RR!!! Brrr. Don't have nightmares.
that's all from me for now
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Posted by Keir Hardie at 5:00 am