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Ever so slightly ghastly goings-on at Mild Menace Mansion…
On Monday we went to visit the Ancient Lives Mummies at the British Museum. So now it is time to brush up on my rusty Ancient Egyptian. Rather nicely, the Ancient Egyptian word for cat is:and frog is:For more advanced users, here are some useful phrases for everyday situations:
Then there was a strange rhyme about pulling fish out of one’s eye. Nursery rhymes are very weird and random. I just couldn’t find out what it was all about – was threescore and ten the years you might live? What are the fishes? Wishes? Golden riches? I had a vague memory that in a lecture once I had heard about fish being a symbol of remembering things – you’d hook a fish, but you wouldn’t pull up just one, because each fish would have another fish biting its tail, so you could pull out a great chain of fish. And in the days before google and books, remembering huge amounts of things was really useful.
But I still have the notes to the lecture (if was by Professor Bruce Brown) – and there’s no mention of memory fish.
So is my memory of memory fish a false memory?
Bonzetta, our Animals Correspondent, writes: Biodiversity offsetting is a tricky business. Almost impossible to calculate. So to make things easier we’ve packaged up some biodiversity nicely, and popped it in the Biodiversity Offsetting Corner Shop.
Bonzetta, our Animals Correspondent, writes: According to the recent WWF Living Planet report, since the 1970s more than half of the wild vertebrate animals on Earth have quietly disappeared.