Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Silly Winter Olympic story number 1:

Cliff paintings of hunters in rugged remote northwestern China appear to prove that Chinese were adept skiers in the Old Stone Age, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Wang Bo, a noted researcher with the Xinjiang Autonomous Regional Museum, said he had seen a picture of four people chasing cattle and horses, three of them on a long rectangular board with poles in their hands.

"(Experts) held that cliff paintings in Altay were the earliest archaeological evidence to show how humans had skied in the early days and suggest skiing had originated in Altay."

To the left is a picture of a fountain in Trafalgar Square where I sometimes go for a lunchtime walk. Today's was a typical day with schoolkid fooling around, a breakdancer in front of the National Gallery, pigeons shitting everywhere and tourists taking pictures. I thought I'd join in the fun.

-10 deg C tonight.

Blast from the past: Donut's travelogue.

In through the out hole: The appliance of science.

Words: stuff about Tasmanian Tigers.

:: Posted by pete @ 21:25