This Week’s Not So Nasty News
. . . . from John.
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Item #1: Thrilled
Ginger, Sporty, Posh, Scary, and Baby (shown at right)
are/were The Spice Girls.
Apparently, 20 years on, they intend to get back together.
Must be running out of money.
If you must:
Item #2: Why is this man smiling?
Central Canada experienced flooding in 1997 – The flood of the century. This brought high water and nutrients to Lake Winnipeg, already a big lake. This was followed by a massive spawn of Walleye.
These fish are now maturing and have gotten quite large. A 4 pound fish has been considered a nice catch. This year 15 pounders are being caught, reaching (so far) just under 3 feet.
Story here: Link
Item #3: Harri takes a cruise
A Brisbane, Australia parrot named Harri went missing. Gone for 2 weeks, he was. Then, 4 days into a 2 week cruise from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the staff of The Sea Princess found the Rose-breasted cockatoo.
The ship was on its way to New Zealand. But guess what? “New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said the only way for the cruise ship to enter the country was for Harri to either be euthanased, or secured and bonded to the vessel.”
Communications back to Brisbane informed all that Harri was a pet with a microchip and quite healthy. He got his own room. The turn-around in New Zealand went ahead, and the return trip is underway.
Now the question is “What did Harri know?
Seems his folks had book a cruise on another of the Company’s ships called the Pacific Aria. Coincidence? I don’t think so. From their home to portside would be a 5 minute flight for this intelligent creature.
Did Harri plan to go along, and got the wrong ship?
And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.
Further, I wrote last week that my brother had died. Here is a link to his story in the San Jose Mercury News: My brother Dick
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