’twas bound to happen. what with the stressing out and the crazy weather, we both sickie. feverish and in bed now:(
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I haven’t been dawdling. Just been..
Surprises coming up!
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Wed Jul 4, 8:08 AM ET
BEIJING – Villagers in central China dug up a ton of dinosaur bones and boiled them in soup or ground them into powder for traditional medicine, believing they were from flying dragons and had healing powers.
Dong, a professor with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said when the villagers found out the bones were from dinosaurs they donated 200 kilograms (440 pounds) to him and his colleagues for research.
“They had believed that the ‘dragon bones’ were from the dragons flying in the sky,” he said.
The calcium-rich bones were sometimes boiled with other ingredients and fed to children as a treatment for dizziness and leg cramps. Other times they were ground up and made into a paste that was applied directly to fractures and other injuries, he said.
The practice had been going on for at least two decades, he said.
Dong was among a team of scientists who recently excavated in Henan’s Ruyang County an 60-foot-long plant-eating dinosaur, which lived 85 million to 100 million years ago. Local officials held a news conference Tuesday, showing off the find to the public for the first time.
Another two dinosaur fossils were being excavated in the area, which is rich in fossilized dinosaur eggs, Dong said.
- via Yahoo!
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Not that I can afford it, but..
Yeah, that’s apparently what’s going down — the iPhone will be over the Atlantic “in time for Christmas,” according to The Times. That is, assuming they can quickly localise its dialogue for easy manoeuvring in the UK market, aye guv’na? Oh, and Apple still has to sign the paperwork, too, so it isn’t necessarily over.
P.S. -Naw, doesn’t necessarily mean Vodafone is out — remember, they’re so freaking all over the place Apple might just get Vodafone distro somewhere else in the world.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Update: The piece also notes that Orange is the front-runner in France. As a reminder, German paper Rheinische Post reported that T-Mobile’s locked down the iPhone for Deutsche release. Apparently it’ll land for €450 (about $612) on November 1st. More as it develops. Congratulations, Europe, now you too can experience absolutely insane consumer hysteria that is an iPhone launch! Thanks, Chinman.
- via engadget
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Wimbledon is fun! Girls in cute outfits and boys throwing their rackets around. With the weather like it is, and us feeling slightly flu-y, we’ve been staying in, watching a lot of matches while curled up in bed with the heating on. Not a bad way to spend rainy days, I must say.
In the midst of the bad weather, I have also:
- updated the “about” page
- finally joined Facebook
- started reading Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
- made my first to-heal-the-sick-chickensoup (it wasn’t bad!)
It’s sunny now (at eight in the evening), here’s hoping it’ll be this way tomorrow..
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