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Date: 2008-05-16 23:30
Subject: reading the news...so you don't have to
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Music:blackmore's night
First up in this roundup is something which sounds like the plot of an Irwin Allen disaster movie. Billions of ants have invaded Texas. The kicker to this story is that the ants like to chew on electrical equipment. It's the end-time, I tell you.

From Australia, news that, while making dinner, a doctor in Darwin cracked open an egg and found a gecko inside. I love the way Dr Beaumont explains this mystery.

And finally, it seems as though Monty Python was right, there really was a Norwegian Blue parrot. Except it lived 55 million years ago and, um, nobody know what colour it was. Still, full marks to the Telegraph for spotting a good headline.
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User: jmward14
Date: 2008-05-16 23:07 (UTC)
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I have a theory that Mother Earth is trying really, really hard to deal with a certain Texan. Unfortunately, she tends toward broad-brush solutions. Oh well, at least this time it's the people who voted for him who are suffering. Fingers crossed they don't move north. Meanwhile, I'm investing in lots more citronella.
Fingers crossed they don't try to investigate any "chooks" either. The gecko qualifies as a Monty Python sketch even without the dead blue parrot. :D
Hugs and grins,
Jean Marie
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User: hutch0
Date: 2008-05-16 23:14 (UTC)
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The gecko would just have been a scientific curiosity without Dr Beaumont's marvellous explanation. The man's a national treasure.
Big Hugs.
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User: artykat
Date: 2008-05-17 00:22 (UTC)
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well said, JM! (stands and applauds!)
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User: jmward14
Date: 2008-05-17 00:24 (UTC)
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you verrah much.
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
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