Silly Diet Saturday

Someone once said:

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether you believe in it or not.

And that person was right. Of course, there are other good things about science as well. I’m one of them, for example.
Sadly, not everyone respects science (or me, actually) in the way that we deserve.

I recognise that posting this on a Saturday won’t keep the cult away.
Comment moderation is, as always, enabled.
Don’t @ me, although previous experience has suggested that you surely will.

The thing is that this cherry-picking of convenient bits of scientific data is merely the gateway drug to ignoring facts altogether. I expect to see many vocal LCHFers to head down the anti-vax spiral with Uncle Tim anytime soon.

Learning Curve

Things we learned this weekend:

  • The Parlotones are actually quite a nice group of guys.
  • Pick n Pay ostrich burgers are best avoided.
  • 19 off the last over is perfectly possible.
  • Hell, 24 off the last 4 balls is perfectly possible.
  • Hangovers in your forties are much less fun than they were in your twenties*, **.
  • Uber from Noordhoek in the early hours of Sunday morning – works.
  • Children’s shin pads are massively expensive.
  • Barcelona don’t win all the El Clasicos. And that’s good.


* And they weren’t fun in your twenties.
** Actually, we knew this already.

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Isle Of Man

via DavidColby on Buzzfeed. And it’s all* true.

(or “Buzzfeed comes up trumps because I have no time to write a blog post today”)

While I was born in Sheffield and I live in Cape Town, I have strong family connections to the Isle of Man and I guess that I consider it my spiritual home. You may recognise the favicon on your current browser tab as being a triskelion – the Three Legs of Man.

Of all the facts presented, only one was new to me:

The Island was named the fifth most likely nation to reach the moon next.
Strange, but true. A number of the competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize (a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the moon) are based on the Island.

I’ve known forever that it is a great place – the best kept secret of the British Isles. Now David has spilled the beans, maybe more people will discover it. But please don’t ruin it. I like it just the way it is.

So go – click through – I’ll test you on what you’ve learnt tomorrow.

* actually, I dispute the bit about Snaefell being the only place you can see England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales from – there are plenty of other mountains on the island with the same view. </pendant>