Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
The sweet chirping sound made by sparrows is actually the sound of male sparrows showing off and 'dissing' one another - like rappers in a rap battle."Song sharing among sparrows is actually an aggressive behaviour akin to flinging insults back and forth," said Anet Lapierre from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
Think that you'd like to study big cats? Well think again. A leading researcher has dubbed researching lions as 'boring'.
A leading wildlife researcher Professor Craig Packer has dubbed researching lions 'boring'.
Professor Craig Packer and a team from the Serengeti Lion Project in Tanzania spent decades studying lions to find out whether or not lions who lived near a water source had better breeding success.
When the Professor first started to collect the data bacin in 1978 he had thought that the study would take around three years from start to finish. However, he hadn't taken in to account how little lions actually do.
"I had found lion research to be much less exciting than I'd expected," said Professor Packer. "Hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer boredom, waiting for the lazy beasts to do something."
Luckily the team carried on their research, tracking 28 prides and more than 5000 lions throughout the years, to discover that yes, lions who live near water sources do lead longer and more successful lives.
Still like one as a pet though. I would call him Smedrick and we would ride down Oxford Circus and slay slow-walking tourists with our giant paws.
*Edit* Lions are no longer boring - I met one.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
Kate 'don't call me Kate' Middleton's wedding dress has gone on display at Buckingham Palace
However, not everyone is a fan of the exhibit; the Queen is said to have described it as 'creepy'.
What I find far creepier is the fact that she's got her dead mother-in-law's engagement ring and is moving into her house. Not to mention the fact that a lot of people think she was murdered.
It's like the plot of a bad horror movie. Pretty girl from the wrong side of town, meets an upperclass guy, they fall in love, get married, turns out the engagement ring belonged to his dead mother who died under mysterious circumstances, they move into the dead woman's house and… well, it doesn't end happily ever after. Unless your idea of happy ever after is a knife in the spleen.
Ps. In my movie, Camilla totally did it.