Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Weirdness, Cholera and Bellowhead

There is some mad, crazy stuff out there in the world:

Fish with transparent heads

Unusal cousins to octopus. (Don't worry DH will correct my grammer for that sentence.)

I know the above form only a knat's whisker of a knat's whisker of oddness in the natural world.

With this in mind, Iain and I are off to the Natural History Museum next weekend and we am very much looking forward to seeing the Darwin exhibition. We have nothing else planned for the day as this wonderful museum will happily fill the day

Also, I have been wanting to visit Highgate Cemetery for a long time. Maybe we will manage it this time? Click here to see some the majesty of this Gothic necropolis.

We also want to go to Body World. I guess we will have to see what we get up to. Iain has promised to buy me a pint at The John Snow pub in Broad Street (as was) to "celebrate" the cholera outbreak of 1854. Although there isn't a song about the outbreak (as far as I know), Bellowhead have recorded a song about Cholera Camp. If you like the sound, go to and listen to them on radio, then go see them live. They are excellent!


Anonymous said...

I went to the Natural History Museum with James last year, we were there for about 5 hours and we didn't get to see half of it :( So much pretty stuff!

jessiepoll said...

Ooo, this one's fab too:

Glad someone else out there likes cemeteries! ;0)

Body World is completely fab, btw! Enjoy!! :)