Health

New Zambia soccer jersey features spermatozoa design, presumably not on purpose

From footballshirtculture.com: This the new Zambia Home football shirt to be worn throughout 2014, by Nike. The 2012 African Cup of Nations champions’ green shirt is embellished with a complex patterned sublimated watermark, with the stitched crest and the Swoosh logo – in white – on the chest. Yes, that […]

Po Chai Pills: May contain stuff, etc.

So I got me some of them reasonably famous Po Chai Pills here in Hong Kong. The name means “protective aid” pills, but you won’t be able to tell much from that. And the box info deploys the standard ass-covering elusiveness that alternative medicine types have been perfecting over the […]

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Being bitten by a cat causellates depression

Consider this a test post. Testing internet access from here (Hong Kong Airport- yay for free WiFi), WordPress access from here, and your nerves from everywhere. Popular Science are going with “Cat Bites are Linked To Depression,” using that annoying sense of the term “linked to.” Basically, in this sense […]

How to Survive a Plane Crash (Non-survival also a possibility)

I’m travelling to China in the morning, on some university work in Hong Kong and Shantou. It takes two days to travel between here and there, and I’ll be away for 8 days. So yes, I’ll be spending half my time in transit. I’ve been doing some preparatory reading. Here’s […]

Why give penguins antidepressants when they don’t even work?

Penguins. Nature’s best dressed flightless birds. Apparently, the UK climate is getting them down, what with all that rain. And contrary to meteorophobic stereotype, penguins actually like it sunny. So what to do? That’s right. Happy pills! Staff at the Scarborough Sea Life Sactuary, in Yorkshire, are putting the ‘happy […]