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is there any madness humans won’t try?

Chinese man covered in 26 kg/57lb of bees.  Source: ReutersIn a bee attracting competition, bee keeper Wang Dalin won after attracting 26 kg / 57 lb of bees onto his body.

His opponent only managed to attract 22.9 kg / 50 lbs.

Queen bees were used to attract the other bees to the bodies of these beemen.

 

 

When looking for a new home, bees follow and swarm around a queen bee. In this situation, the bees are well behaved and can be lifted up by the handful without problem. Bees tend only to attack when their hive is attacked or if they feel threatened, or are disturbed, including by windy, cold or wet weather, or by unpleasant smells, such as body odour.

Beekeepers blow smoke into a beehive before opening it, whether to inspect the hive or to remove full honey comb frames. The smoke works to pacify the bees because they think there is a forest fire and fill themselves with honey, in preparation for escaping the fire. But the result of having a full tummy is the bees are not very interested in protecting their hive from human intruders.

 

 



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globalisation - for sale: one suicide bomber

Growing international cooperation.

“Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Sunday that a senior commander from the Pakistani Taliban sold a suicide bomber to an Afghan militant network, to carry out an attack on a local commander in eastern Afghanistan.

“Relations between the neighbors are already strained by weeks of cross-border shelling of Afghanistan's east. Pakistan denies more than "a few accidental" rounds have landed in Afghanistan; Kabul says hundreds have hit.

“The National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan's intelligence agency, said the bomber was a Pakistani national and was detained by NDS agents in Jaji Maidan district of eastern Paktia province before he could carry out his mission.”

Time for the Taliban to become e-Bay top sellers!



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socialist planning - your council

Tork council goalpost. Image: bbc.co.uk
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“... a fence was built through the middle of football goalposts in a park in York.

“The new fencing was installed at a cost of £6,000 on playing fields in Heworth.”

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don’t laugh, this is not funny - bin liner’s last will and testament


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buy some really miserable socialist crayons

Crayola multicultural crayons

“Crayola 8-ct. Washable Multicultural Broad Line Markers is an assortment of ethnic-sensitive colors. The broad line markers have a unique conical tip that is good for coloring and detailing. Good colors for school projects.”

“The crayon colors are: black, sepia, peach, apricot, white, tan, mahogany and burnt sienna.”

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super smart sumptuous limousines

From a slideshow of book illustrations. The Maharajahs knew how to appreciate fine objects, sometimes with humour.

“In 1898 the first three horseless carriages were imported into British India and so began Indian royalty's love affair with the automobile. During the first half of the 20th century the choicest cars with the most unusual coachwork made their way to India to satisfy the varied tastes and demands of the rajas and the maharajas.”

Swan car by JW Brooke and Company, 1910
Swan car by JW Brooke and Company, 1910

More illustrations at link above. Seventy cars are illustrated in the book.

The Maharajas and Their Magnificent Motor Cars by Gautam Sen

£28.00 [amazon.co.uk]
Haynes Publishing, 2011
ISBN-10: 0857330632
ISBN-13: 978-0857330635

$40.13 [amazon.com]
Haynes Publishing, 1 August 2011

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