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Friday, 29 November 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
When life gets you upside down...
It's time to turn things around. It might be slow going, so slap on a bit of Mozart to get the blood flowing. Let those hectic, Classical beats bring power to your bones.
If you happen to have bones.
Thanks to Semaias for introducing me to this sweet video! Good job, Neil the snail. You're a STAR!
Sunday, 24 November 2013
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Friday, 22 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear... How can you expect to get anywhere in life with a face and body as repulsive as that? You look like a doom-laden carrot. How can a doom-laden carrot contribute to society? Stop looking like a doom-laden carrot!
Sunday, 17 November 2013
|Image: James Gaither|
Titan Arum, Amorphophallus Titanum
Friday, 15 November 2013
It's the new exercise regime everyone in the deep is talking about: t'ai chi, a Chinese martial art dating back centuries.
"It's great", says Gladys, a ten month old mother of 47. "It's so cold and dark down here that it's easy for your arms to stiffen up. That's a big problem when you have eight of them", she chuckles. "T'ai chi keeps me nimble and lithe, and it brightens my mood every time."
Gladys demonstrates the slow, graceful dance of t'ai chi
No-one knows for sure how t'ai chi found its way into the abyss but many believe it was introduced by Brian, the Giant Pacific Octopus who found fame in the 70's when he escaped Germany's Aquarium Berlin. His journey to the Atlantic Ocean is the stuff of legend, with his famous bucket of sea water resting on his trusty skateboard.
However it got here, t'ai chi seems set to stay. "I'll be doing this till the day I die", Gladys' chitinous beak beams a mischievous smile, "at least a month or two!"
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
|Image: Josh More|