News Briefs 04-06-2007

Sorry the news is late, I've been sedated all day and night because of a killer tooth-ache.

Thanks Kat and Nurofen.

Quote of the Day:

I was introduced to [Bosnian] President Izetbegovic, who lived in very humble lodgings... He talked about the siege... Sarajevo was home to one of the great libraries in the civilised world, housing lots of priceless Islamic, Christian and Jewish manuscripts. He told us, with tears in his eyes, that days after it was fire-bombed words were falling through the sky, falling on people's heads, falling on their hands, falling into prams as women pushed them down the streets, falling into people's cups of tea, falling in front of them as they walked the cobbled streets, words raining down days later...

Bono, from the book U2 By U2 (Amazon US or UK).

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earthling's picture
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I looked at the video, and as usual there is very little indication of the scale of things. That would make it boring, wouldn't it?

The only thing that can suggest any kind of size for the dark shape in the water is the height and length of the waves around it. Of course we don't know those things.

However, the shots of the guy using his camera, presumably pointing it a Loch Ness waters, show the waters to be extremely flat.

So my guess is that the waves in the shot including the monster are any 1 or 2 inches high, if that. This would make the shape in the water maybe 4 feet or 5. Probably smaller.

So the locals don't need to be too scared of the monster. And indeed, even the brave cameraman did not look particularly concerned.

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February last year we reported about a giant eel with a head the size of a football eating ducks and terrorising fishermen at a trout farm near Melbourne. The owner posted a $1000 reward, but I don't think anyone ever caught it. Publicity, or did the eel slip away?

Now I have a craving for a Japanese dish of smoked eel.

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My guess is the big eel slipped away to Lock Ness, and got much smaller in the process.

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There are 3 kinds of people. Those who can count, and those who cannot.

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Many thanks for the news, late or not. So sorry to hear of your tooth woes. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Love, Pam -----------------------------Truth is stranger than fiction.

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Thanks Pam. I had the tooth removed today (top rear molar), and it was a marathon. Apparently I have very tough gums and the tooth (what little remained of it) didn't want to come out. So after much pulling and twisting and cracking and popping, the doctor used a scalpel to cut it away. Right now I feel... nothing, I'm whacked out on codeine. :)

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Good morning, everyone,
Maybe there should by a £1000 reward for evidence of possible Nessie fakery on film. Not sure it would apply here, though. I've heard of a tooth that was so hard to get out, when it gave it flew ... last seen skimming across the water on some lake or other ...

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Sin is what you've done once you've been caught

Anthony North

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Dear Rick, That made the nerves in my legs cramp just reading it. For goodness sake, take care of yourself and numb out as long as possible. Let us know how your doing and if you see anything otherworldly in your state of mind! Love, Pam -----------------------------Truth is stranger than fiction.

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When will people realise that when they destroy these wonderful pieces of history and wisom that they are destroying their own heritage.
I must read Bono's book.

That's an interesting story that there are fewer boys being born these days.

When I was a kid I used to hear the old people say that when a lot of boys are born there will be a war in the next generation.
Or that if many girls were born it would be peace.

They say now the most macho men have girls, so maybe they have girls because they will balance nature which they threw out of balance by being macho.

If you know what I mean.

I hope your mouth is better.

shadows