“New forests would slow flooding by trapping water with their roots.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25864631)

These are known as ‘tap roots’.


My internet pauses today. I’m unable to predetermine quotes and quips for an indeterminate period. I shall knit. Please don’t hold your breath or feel neglected.


In an online poll about the impact of the documentary Blackfish, “one single Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) accounted for more than 54 percent of the votes … the owner of the domain name and company that address belong to was none other than SeaWorld.com” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/suspicion-over-seaworld-online-poll-results)

Congratulations on achieving moral, technical and publicity incompetence.


“One excerpt shows a group of dolphins nudging and chewing on a pufferfish, causing the fish to release its defensive toxins. They then pass the fish around, take in the toxins and appear to go into a trance-like state.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/documentary-reveals-more-unusual-side-to-dolphin-recreation)

Taking enough toxin for recreation without harming yourself shows more intelligence than certain other species.