Monday, March 04, 2013

Stuff below the fold

Sherlock post of the day:

Studies in the literature of Sherlock Holmes.

a satire by Ronald Knox, who "analyzed" Sherlock in the way that Biblical scholars "analyze" the HERE.

Sherlock post of the day take two:

Giant mutant rats have invaded Tehran.

So are they real? Are they mutants? or is this Coast to Coast territory?
This Israeli discussion board says they will blame the Mossad no matter what, but one comment also notes that Iran fought the same problem back in 1987.

Wikipedia has a list of giant rats here.and yes, they includ a Sherlock Holmes mention of giant rats:

Perhaps the best known giant rat in fiction comes from the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who in The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire has Sherlock Holmes declare, as an aside, to Dr. Watson:
Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson, ... It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.
Quite how the ship, the mammal, and the Indonesian island are associated is not specified. There are a number of species of large rats on Sumatra, with one, Sundamys infraluteus, actually being referred to as the "giant rat of Sumatra". Rats commonly colonise ships, and so there is an obvious line of speculation.

Taiwan has HelloKitty suites in their hotels,  but IncredibleThings reports China has a Panda themed hotel for your sleeping pleasure.

Taiwan also has a HelloKitty themed maternity hospital.


Of course, Taiwan also has a HelloKitty airplane.

Imagine spending twelve hour flight with HelloKitty pillows and headrest covers, and you may need a hello kitty barf bag.

oh well, it could be worse: You could be looking at Bombur on your barf bag:

 no, I didn't spot any Bombur themed barf bags, but they do have Hobbit footsies to keep your feet warm on the long flights.

Blame Radagast:

Bunnies destroyed the Neanderthals.

Now, John Fa of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Trinity, Jersey, says Neanderthals eventually bit the dust because they were unable to adapt their hunting to small animals like rabbits.
(headsup DaveBarry)

And DaveBarry links to the "there'll always be an England"  story of the day:

ADVENTURER Geoff Wilson is preparing to cross Antarctica pulling a sled moulded into the shape of his wife's breasts.

The Australian hopes to raise £650,000 for a breast cancer charity and break the world record for the fastest solo crossing of the frozen continent - currently set at 64 days

Read more:

 since this is a family rated blog, I enclose this photo from the Huff post, which shows the sled wearing a bra:

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