Another week, another set of random observations…

1. Sod’s law dictates that your bank holiday weekend will be crap, while the following day will have glorious sunshine.  We had summer.  It was on Tuesday…

2. Did you know that New Zealand has baby name police?  As the owner of a name where I’ve spent my life saying ‘no, that’s not how you say it’ and ‘no, that’s not how you spell it’, (Katy isn’t the full horror, and no, I’m not sharing!) I can kind of get on board with that, although perhaps if I’d been brought up in the Outer Hebrides it might not have been so bad.  I should probably be grateful that I’m not one of Beverley Turner and James Cracknell’s kids either, although it might have improved my rowing career outside Scotland ;o)

ps, I love that the NHS uses Pearl Bracelets as their photo backdrop!

3. Are windows a big threat to birds?  It turns out that figures that have been quoted for over 20 years of 100 million to a billion deaths in the US annually were the result of a massive multiplication that actually had no basis in fact, just a back of a match book calculation based on how many windows there were in the US, and the fact that 1-10 birds would die on each one every year.  The RSPB says most species of birds aren’t that stupid in general, and they don’t always die, but still, one should never let facts get in the way of a good story ;o)

4. Apparently though, assuming their owners have not splatted themselves on your windows, birdsong can encourage you to do all sorts of things, from relaxing in an airport to feeling better about having injections to opening a bank account.  Personally, rather than relaxing me, I just want to wring their little necks as they tweet away outside my bedroom window at 3am in the summer months!

5. Did you know that there are people out there that try and make it impossible to google them?  There’s even a band called -isq, deliberately so, as the ‘-‘ is hard to handle in search engines.  The band wants people to work to find their music.  I suspect that there’s not that many people that have bothered…

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