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Vote For Policies

Really enlightening this. I’d encourage you to take this test and see if you come out how you think you should! You choose 4 topics that you’re most concerned about and vote on policies not parties, people, or preconceptions.

I surprised myself! Check out Vote For Policies. ( Be sure to open the trays and see all policies for a more accurate result ).

Also been pointed towards Vote Match which i might take as a comparison.

Vote For Policies

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Immortal Jellyfish

Immortal ? Apparently so. Or at least if he’s not eaten first. I imagine if you are immortal, the chances of getting eaten at some point during eternity increase ;)

But yes, this cunning Turritopsis Nutricula, after getting through puberty can repeatedly transform back to it’s young, polyp state. Something like Doctor Who ;)

The key lies in a process called transdifferentiation, where one type of cell is transformed into another type of cell. Some animals can undergo limited transdifferentiation and regenerate organs, such as salamanders, which can regrow limbs. Turritopsi nutricula, on the other hand, can regenerate its entire body over and over again.” Read more on Yahoo Green.

Theoretically he can cycle indefinitely between mature and immature states, effectively making him immortal. Pretty cool huh?

But how long before he’s being ground up and sold to us as wrinkle cream…

- Amazing photo above by Peter Schuchert. Lots more alien looking sea creatures here.

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70s Watches

Something i’ve noticed since i’ve been mobile phoneless, is that i have no idea what the time is. I actually had to ask someone the other day… I’m being re-phoned soon but happily it’s made me notice these retro watches that popped up on my radar recently. The above giant, numbered, 70′s affairs are from a collection of retro watches through the ages. You can buy them too! Whatever your decade there’s something in there for you. There are some pretty crazy ones, and some pretty ugly specimens! All worth looking at. But my favourite is the awesome Nixie filament clock. I’m sure you’ve seen it before.

Below is the vintage looking Nixon. Love the type and the chunky yellow dial. Might be too large for me, but i love it anyway. Images below shot by Rick Schofield, from his collection of ‘Things’.

Nixon Watch
Nixon Watch

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Barbie Is Older Than You Think

Saw this pic and wondered .. she probably is getting on a bit eh? Had a google – turns out she was actually 52 in March. Well i never. Does that make you feel old, or young ?

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Dark Side Company Car

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Gwendreath Farm Holiday Park

Hanging out in Cornwall hunting for easter eggs.  Awesome being by the sea! Been setting Dad up with his first Flickr page – check it out!

Happy Easter!

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