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Monday, January 16, 2012

Tuskerman Transmissions #02

ARMPIT ALARM

I learned today, that the Silverback male Gorilla will emit a strong body odour from his armpits when he is either threatened or excited, and to also notify other gorillas of his location.

Of the 98.67% genetic similarities we share with this gentle giant, it figures that armpit odour had to be somewhere on the list...

So if you are ever fortunate enough to encounter one of our closest cousins in the wild, don't bring deodorant...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tuskerman Transmissions #01

BEATING THE QUEUE: ATTENBOROUGH-STYLE

While stuck in an hour-long queue at the supermarket, (for example, on the last weekend before Chinese New Year), why not pass the time by pretending to be David Attenborough, and narrate a wildlife documentary in your head, using the people around you as your subjects/characters.

It is extremely entertaining, and becomes a fascinating expose of human behaviour, as you begin to identify family traits and the various subtle interplays of domination and submission within our strange society.

And hey presto... one hour has elapsed, the queue has disappeared, the smelly children have gone, and you at the checkout. Nice.

Tuskerman Transmissions: A New Year...

Over the years I have realized just how much anecdotal and useful bits of information I have come across on a daily basis - only to have them lost in the vacant recesses of my brain, to be lost for all eternity.

So this year, I shall endeavour to preserve them for posterity, here on the pages of this blog, so that others might find them of use, or at least a desperate talking point after dinner... And you never know, they just might help save your life...

So without further ado, welcome to the Tuskerman Transmissions...