# Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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This rare albino lobster was recently caught in a lobster pot off the Dorset coast. The lobster was found by two Bridport fisherman who gave it to Weymouth Sea Life Park. There have been only one or two other albino lobsters found in the UK in the last 20 years, mainly because they are more visible to predators so tend to get eaten. This one is thought to be around 30 years old and measures 40cm long.

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# Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We have since taken the stray cat to the vet and have found firstly that it is a female cat and secondly that she is not micro-chipped. For now she is still living with us but we are keen to find her home.

posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:49:23 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

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This is one of the more unusual Christmas trees I have seen this year. Unveiled in a shopping centre in China the tree is constructed entirely of bicycles. In all 230 bicycles were used to construct the 12 metre (39ft) tree.

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# Monday, December 19, 2011

According to this article all pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding should be prescribed vitamin D. A North London coroner has said the action should be taken to reduce the risk to others after the recent death of a three year boy. He died from septic inflammation of the heart, however, a vitamin D deficiency played a role in the progression of the infection. It is recommended that all pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers receive 10mcg of Vitamin D every day. A lack of the vitamin during pregnancy can lead to the child suffering rickets and longer-term problems such as schizophrenia and Type 1 diabetes. Previous research has found that pregnant women and those trying to conceive are often lacking the vitamin. Although it is found in oily fish, eggs and liver, and in fortified foods such as margarine, breakfast cereals and powdered milk, pregnant women are advised against eating many of these foods. As such it seems taking a supplement may be the best option.

posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 7:41:38 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, December 18, 2011

article-2072713-0C2C9F34000005DC-168_468x486According to this article Heston Blumenthal's orange filled Christmas puddings are selling for as much as £200 on ebay. The puddings which have proved to be very popular are being sold for as much as as 15 times the retail price of £13.99 with many customers buying them in bulk for the sole purpose of reselling them. Staff at Waitrose have been told not to sell the puddings in bulk and have ordered another 75,000 puddings to restock stores but it seems they just fly off the shelves. I might pay £13.99 for one but certainly not as much as £200.

posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 11:13:04 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, December 17, 2011
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As a happy 4 cat household the last thing we need is an extra set of paws around the house. We were less than thrilled, then, when this little guy showed up a week ago. He has no collar but does not look like a stray. He is quite friendly and has taken to living in a box in our summer house and popping in to help himself to our cats food. As yet we have been unable to find out who he belongs to but I am sure someone must be missing him. We have contacted the local paper who arrived today to take a picture of him, in order to try and find his owners. If he is still here next week, I will also be taking him the vet to see whether we can scan him for a microchip. If you live in Sevenoaks and know this cat please let me know.

posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 4:10:14 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, December 16, 2011

A cat in Italy has become the world’s richest cat after inheriting his owners fortune. When Tommaso’s 94 year old owner died she left him a total of 10 million euros in a hand written will. Although by law the cat can not inherit directly the money is held by a trust that looks after him.

posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 7:46:38 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, December 15, 2011
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This is interesting, Dutch department store Hema has chosen male model Andrej Pejic to front it’s latest advertising campaign. The campaign to advertise it’s range of bust enhancing lingerie is perhaps a good choice. The lingerie claims to enhance the bust by as much as two cup sizes, something which it seems must be true as their model has no natural cleavage.

posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:48:30 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, December 14, 2011

According to this article a group of scientists are attempting to clone a woolly mammoth. The scientists from Russia and Japan claim that a thigh bone found in August contains marrow cells that are well preserved enough to form the starting point of a cloning experiment. They hope that the cloning will be complete within the next five years, although others have cast doubt on whether it will be possible. The team will extract a nucleus from the animals bone marrow and insert it into the egg of an African elephant. It will be interesting to revisit this at a later date and see how successful the experiment is.

posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5:07:52 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback