Descriptive Jottings of London

As I stood upon London Bridge and viewed the mighty throng Of thousands of people in cabs and ‘busses rapidly whirling along, All furiously driving to and fro, Up one street and down another as quick as they could go: Then I was struck with the discordant sound of human voices there, Which seemed to […]

The Vulture

The Vulture eats between his meals, And that’s the reason why As well as you or I He very, very rarely feels As well as you and I. His eye is dull, his head is bald, His neck is growing thinner. Oh! what a lesson for us all To only eat at dinner! Pictures by […]

President of Latvia Names New Species of Bird

Plesiga Pundurvista

Latvian President Andris Bērziņš announced the name of a new species of bird just introduced in his country. The species was developed by ornithologist Jānis Ozols (pronounced “Yonniss Wozzles”) at Bauska University, with the support of the Latvian government. Last Sunday, the president appeared on national television to, in his words, “Welcome our new national bird: […]

The Hidden Benefits of Highly Responsive Aural Organs

Ear of a baby doll

Do mechanical vibrations of exceptional volume or intensity, transmitted through the air or other media, cause your aural organs to suffer? If so, you are not unaccompanied. This is a quality conforming to the healthy state of a human being, and is actually a favourable indication that your auditory sensation is not too heavily degraded. […]