It’s that escapist time of the week again!

1. It’s time for me to indulge in a little traffic action again – we actually had a red ‘X’ on the M8 this week, which, if I recall, many of my UK readers didn’t understand, but it’s okay, because it seems that a number of the locals didn’t get it either, even with the police car and blue flashing lights.  Seriously people?!

2. It turns out that even if the humans aren’t good at road signs, that birds actually are aware of speed limits on roads, and will take off further away from a car on a fast road than the do on a slow road.  Obviously the pigeon in Edinburgh last weekend that I hit didn’t get the memo…

3. NASA has some seriously cool job openings.  I can’t quite decide though whether I want to become a space suit design engineer, or the chief sniffer.  Right enough I do have a bit of a cold right now…

4. If the memos that fly out around our office are anything to go by, the men that work with me better not go to Shenzen in China any time soon, because they’re going to fine men that miss urinals 100 yuan (ยฃ10/$16) a time.  Wouldn’t you just love the job policing that…

5. It may be coming to the end of the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere, but I did love the story that I read this week about how donkeys in Kenya go on their holidays between July and December each year so that they can fatten themselves up ahead of the drought season and get their hooves over.  After that they come back home again to work for the next 6 months.  Sounds like a nice trade off to me!

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