BIOLOGY TEST…September 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, ‘Name seven advantages of Mother’s Milk.’ The question was worth 70 points or none at all.
One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote:
1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.
And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:
7 ) It comes in two attractive containers and it’s high enough off the ground where the cat can’t get it.
He got an A.
Odd news from around the world
Maccas with a difference: “A new McDonald’s in Paris is causing a stir after ditching its traditional offering of burger, fries and McFlurries for pretty macarons, luxury bagels and specialty coffees. There’s not a yellow arch in sight at the new stand-alone McCafe in Rue Rambuteau, near the city centre, which is also serving posh club sandwiches, soup and tiramisu. Also on the menu is raisin bread and ‘100% Arabica coffee ground on demand’, according to Le Figaro. Emma Cheston tweeted a picture of a tempting counter full of muffins, cake, brightly coloured macarons and pastries, with the shocked and heart emojis”
British football club cause a stink by spraying their Stadium pitch with garlic to protect it from parasites: “Manchester City are spraying the Etihad Stadium pitch with garlic to prevent parasites damaging their pristine surface. Ground staff could be seen covering the turf with litres of liquid after Wednesday night’s thumping 4-0 Champions League group stage win over Borussia Monchengladbach. That left a surprising stench in and outside the stadium long after supporters had travelled home – but for good reason. Most pitches are potentially at risk of parasites infecting grass, eating roots and as such damaging the top. Local rivals Manchester United are thought to have had a worm problem at Old Trafford last year and used similar methods.
Beer goggles are REAL: Girls who drink just a glass of ale are less shy about sex: “Scientists found that beer drinking made it easier for volunteers to view explicit sexual images, and the effect was greater for women than for men. However, no change was seen in levels of sexual arousal. Another effect of the drink was a boost in positive behaviour. After downing half a litre of beer, study participants were more attracted to happy faces and social situations. The findings go some way towards providing an explanation for ‘beer goggles’ – a slang term used to describe how the influence of alcohol can make an unattractive person appear beautiful.
The flying white elephant again: “The US Air Force is struggling to get the world’s most expensive weapon off the ground. Just a month after declaring the F-35 ‘combat ready,’ officials have now grounded 10 of the fighter jets. The temporary pause in flight operations came ‘due to the discovery of peeling and crumbling insulation in avionics cooling lines inside the fuel tanks,’ the Air Force said in a statement Friday. The problem affects 57 of the 108 F-35s that manufacturer Lockheed Martin has delivered. This number includes 15 aircraft that were already in the field — and 10 that had been declared combat ready. ‘While nearing completion, the F-35 is still in development and challenges are to be expected,’ the Air Force said in a statement.
An ‘extinct’ Tasmanian Tiger found alive?: “Amazing fresh footage has emerged of what’s believed to be a Tasmanian Tiger walking through a field, despite having been declared extinct in 1936. Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia released the video shot in 2008 south west Victoria and founder Neil Waters says there is plenty of merit to it. The footage was shot at a farm by a woman in south west Victoria in 2008. The woman in the video says she saw a number of the animals on about 12 separate occasions. The stripes on the hind quarters and its ‘prehistoric’ head stood out to her. Often peoples sightings of thylacine’s are rubbished by others saying it was probably a fox, but on one instance the woman said she saw a thylacine while a fox was in the background so she could compare the two. ‘This thylacine here was a lot bigger and broader than the fox.
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