...after 25 to 30 minutes yesterday me and my football pal were saying that Carol needed taking off. The fact I hardly noticed him for the rest of the game except for his attempted carefully placed shot is clearly a good thing. All hands on deck.
Junior has a cough and headache again as of this morning. She had a positive pcr and was off school just over a month ago just before omicron became prevalent. Lateral flow still negative but she wants another pcr despite being told these can show a positive for 90 days after a previous infection. (Her bf has tested positive it turns out) Have I done the right thing booking her for a test later today and we assume a positive result (if it is) relates to now rather than before? #confused
Every bluebottle population floats freely on the surface of the ocean, made up of “an unbelievable number” of individual “colonies”. These colonies are what are commonly referred to as “bluebottles” but are actually a collection of semi-autonomous parts fused together.
Each colony is also either left-handed or right-handed, with the sail on top of the animal angled one way or the other.
When a breeze picks up at just the right angle, it will carry off only a small number of colonies at any given time, ensuring the whole population isn’t lost in one gust.
Even more weirdly, every individual bluebottle colony is a hermaphrodite with both male and female reproductive organs, and each of the autonomous components is responsible for its own function such as feeding, stinging or reproduction.
Gershwin said that for humans it would be as if each arm and leg operated entirely independently, with each limb having its own critical job required to keep the whole alive.
"Buttar’s thread has been read by tens of thousands of people and generated hundreds of similarly heart-wrenching examples of momentary rule-bending out of love or compassion: a nurse who admits suggesting to a family they remove their gloves to hold their dying mother’s hand; the son who raced over to his parents’ home after his father collapsed, only to be chastised by police; the stranger who offered a lift to an injured elderly man. As one respondent observed, none of them referred to after-work drinks because the weather was sunny."
In lockdown one I hugged our neighbour who was on the verge of a mental breakdown because sometimes just being human top trumps the rules!
"Urging governments to impose a one-off 99% wealth tax on Covid-19 windfall gains, the charity said World Bank figures showed 163 million more people had been driven below the poverty line while the super-rich were benefiting from the stimulus provided by governments around the world to mitigate the impact of the virus."
"The charity said the incomes of 99% of the world’s population had reduced from March 2020 to October 2021, when Elon Musk, the founder of the electric car company Tesla, and the other nine richest billionaires had been collectively growing wealthier by $1.3bn a day."