Prince Harry, the pygmy hippo, is a star – according to the South Africa Star! After his mother, Hilda, refused to feed him, Harry had to be fed a mixture of milk and water by Ranch employees every three hours.
Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and wedding shoes. She set the fashion for white bridal gowns, which has continued to this day.
There is an advert on TV at the moment designed to encourage one to visit California. It never fails to make me burst out laughing as the young lady begins “People have a lot of misconceptions about California. But none of them are really true.” She then goes on to list some of the misconceptions. If the misconceptions are not true, then the conceptions are true!!! Sorry Californians but it does make me laugh!
After investigation by the authorities, Tesco have acknowledged that some of their products have horse meat in them. A mere 29% in their burgers but 100% in their spaghetti Bolognese. It’s a good job their spaghetti Bolognese has hardly any meat in any way!
Fortunately for me the streak that Son-who-watches-films cooked for me the other day was from our local Co-operative store. And it was the most perfect sirloin steak, most perfectly cooked, that I have ever had. It was so tender it almost melted in the mouth. There was no gristle or fat to be left on the plate at the end. If I had been served that in a restaurant I would have assumed I was in one of those places run by a famous chef. I wonder if Son-who-watches-films appreciates just how good he is!
The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.