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Did You Know That Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) Acted As A Real Detective To Clear A Wrongly Prosecuted Half-Indian Lawyer?

by Anura Guruge

Click image to read the UK ‘Daily Mail’ story from today.

Click to ENLARGE & read here. From Wikipedia. Look under: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle

Though I am quite the ‘Sherlock Holmes‘ fan, I am, alas, quite ignorant as to his creator (the GREAT) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I did not, until today, even know he was a doctor. My loss.

Well, I happened to see this story (above) in the UK ‘Daily Mail’, which I read daily, & was both surprised & intrigued. I read most of it at once. I then, as is my wont, did some research. Wow. It is true. It is kosher & there is even a book & TV series available on ‘Amazon Prime Video‘. I sure plan to check the TV series out. It has to be good. I had to share this with you.

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What Some Of The Notorious Dictators, Like Idi Amin, Ate (& It Says Amin Really Wasn’t Into Cannibalism).

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” article.

I read this article, in bed, Thursday morning while imbibing in my 1st cup of coffee.

It was somewhat interesting & amusing.

Some of you will like it. Hence, why I am sharing.

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What Has Happened Or What Will Happen To Betelgeuse (In Orion) — When It Is 700 Light-Years Away.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access U.K. “Daily Mail” article.

Click to ENLARGE if you are NOT familiar with ‘Betelgeuse’.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse

As soon as I saw the headline in the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ I knew it was going to be amusing. To be fair, and to their credit, they did make a decent enough fist of trying to explain the ‘dilemma’.

And what is that ‘dilemma’. When we are talking about stars, including our own Sun, we have to factor in the delay it takes for light from it to reach us. In the case of the Sun it takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Has to do with the enormous distances involved and the speed of light (which, though very fast, is only ‘that’ fast). So, if something was to happen to the Sun it would be 8 minutes and 20 seconds before we saw anything. Just the laws of physics.

Betelgeuse is ~640 light years away. That means it takes light from Betelgeuse ~640 years to arrive to us, on Earth.

So, we are seeing Betelgeuse as it was ~640 years ago!

Think about that.

When looking at stars we are always looking way back … into history.

We just have NO, NO, NO WAY of knowing what is happening at Betelgeuse right now.

All we see is what happened ~640 years ago.

So, it is difficult to write about ‘future’ events involving stars. The event might have already happened! We just don’t know.

That is the problem with this article. Betelgeuse could have already exploded — without us knowing.

Think about it. It is cool. SMILE.

P.S., All the stars that make up Orion are not the same distance away from us!

Betelgeuse is much closer than most of the others in that constellation! Something else to think about.

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British Low-Carb Diet Advocated By The U.K. “Daily Mail”.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ original.

Click to ENLARGE & read here. From above article.

There was no surprises here. This is basically what I have been following for the last 6-years! Yes, 6-years.

Yes, I have cheated off-and-on. Not majorly. Went through a face of snacking heavily on nuts. I have cut that out since my knee injury since that has curtailed the amount of exercise, i.e., running, I can do.

As it says, this is not too hard to adhere to.

Just wanted to share with you.

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Another Bikini You Are Unlikely To See At Lake Winnipesaukee — UNLESS I Try To Fit Into One.

by Anura Guruge

Click for original from the U.K. “Daily Mail“.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above for the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

Click IF you want to order one or just check out the sizes.

Prior Posts on Same Theme …
and there are MORE. Just ‘search’ blog.

Click image to access the post.

As I have often stated, I read the U.K. “Daily Mail”, my trusted source of news, online, multiple times a day and have done for ages — having been a ‘Daily Mail‘ subscriber when I lived in the U.K.

When I saw this I knew that YOU would expect me to share it with you. DONE.

I am fairly certain that we are unlikely to see this bikini around Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. However, IF I am wrong, I would not mind a jot. I will just be happy for.

Just so I could be proved wrong, I am thinking about ordering one for myself and wearing it when I go to the beach. I think I will look OK. The only problem. From what I can see they don’t seem to make it in MY SIZE! They all seem too BIG to fit I. Dilemma. Maybe I could get somebody to alter the small size to fit I.

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If You Are On Zyrtec Don’t Bother Trying To Switch Or Quit — Simple As That!

by Anura Guruge

Click to access U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

Click to access my post.

You are going to go on Zyrtec because you have bad allergies. And usually you have bad allergies because you are susceptible to various types of allergen — and rarely just one. If you are the allergic type, you are invariably going to be allergic to dust mites on top of the other stuff that likely bothers you.

So, if you start taking Zyrtec you might as well resign yourself to it being a life-sentence.

That definitely seems to be the case with I and I have come to terms with it.

It was 7-years ago that I was advised to take a Zyrtec a day, 365-days a year, whether I thought I needed it or not. I did as I was told. It was a miracle. Most of the chest colds I used to get, two to three times a year, basically went away. Overall I became much healthier. I realized that most of my chest colds were set off my allergies. So, I take Zyrtec, religiously, every day — as does Teischan (12).

Last August my doctor told me that he thinks Zyrtec is too strong and that I should switch to Claritin. I did. It was a bust. Claritin just wasn’t strong enough. My chest problems came back with a vengeance in days. So, after 22-days of suffering I had no choice but to go back to Zyrtec.

So, when I saw this article I was conflicted. People complaining of Zyrtec withdrawal appear to be missing the point. They shouldn’t be trying to go off Zyrtec in the first place! The itching will be the least of their problems. My advice is that they don’t try to quit.

Just stick with Zyrtec. That is what I am doing.

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Use Firefox, Rather Than Google Chrome, To Read The U.K. “Daily Mail” On Android Devices.

by Anura Guruge

Trying to read the U.K. “Daily Mail“, my favorite newspaper for over 40-years, with Chrome, on my 10″ Android Tablet had become quite the chore. The latest HUGE banner, at the bottom, of the screen, was the last straw. It was like trying to read something through a slit.

I had enough.

Yes, I fully appreciate that it costs a lot of money to provide the level of news they do. But, they can’t be so obnoxious.

I tried an Ad Blocker. Didn’t do anything. Yes, I will confess that I refuse to use their APP and insist on reading it in a browser — in desktop-mode.

I am a Google shareholder and, as you know, I permit ads on this blog. But, I hope they are not obnoxious.

So, on a whim I went back to Firefox. I have no qualms about that. I was one of the original advocates of Firefox way back in the late 1990s. I convinced quite a few to switch to Firefox. And I have never had anything against Firefox. Just assumed that Google is ‘one-stop-shopping’. But, I was wrong.

I have only been using Firefox, with the Daily Mail, for a few minutes. Yes, you still get Ads — like the top banner. But, so far, I haven’t had as many pop-up ads. that were ruining my reading experience.

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My Red Wine Is Doing Me A Power Of Good Per U.K. “Daily Mail” Study.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” story.

Annotated Graphic.

Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE.

Per this study I am GOLDEN — but I knew that all along. So, there really wasn’t anything new here as far as I was concerned. But, I am glad, Affirmation is always nice.


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U.K. “Daily Mail”, In A Bid To Get A Scoop, Gets The Rod Rosenstein Resignation Totally Wrong.

by Anura Guruge

This morning, 11:30am.

This evening.

This was funny and rather SAD. Played right into the ‘Fake News‘ narrative.

To be fair, the U.K. “Daily News” quite often steals the march over the rest when it comes to breaking U.S. news.

Not today. Got it totally wrong.

I was watching it live on TV when I pulled up the ‘Daily Mail’ on my pad. The TV is telling me that there is confusion and the ‘Daily Mail’ is emphatic. HUGE type too.

Hurts their credibility — and yes, I know that there are millions that will claim that the ‘Daily Mail’ has never had any to begin with. That is a tad unfair. I started reading the ‘Daily Mail’, while living in the UK, daily, home-delivered, over 40-years ago. So, we have a long history. But, I am UPSET with this. They should not have rushed.

C’est la vie.

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by Anura Guruge

IF I Were A Rich Man I Would Have 2.5 Of These 7-Pound Burgers For Lunch, Each Day.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” article from August 8, 2018.

Please click to ENLARGE.

I have been poor for so long that I rarely think about what it would be like to be rich. But, when I read about this 7-pound, $75 burger, I really wished that I was RICH.

Because, IF I were a rich man, I would get 3 of these, every day, for lunch. I will give the buns and half of the third to the dogs, but will scoff down the 2.5 with relish (but without any relish). That would keep me going for a couple of hours. I might have to have some nuts to take the edge off.

The FEW of you who know me know I have a bottomless, gargantuan appetite; hence the constant battle with near-obesity.

Wow. The hot dogs is the kicker.

But, $75 each!

My budget for lunch is $1.50! Hence, the disconnect.

I am thinking whether I could possibly start a GoFundMe page.

Ah! To be rich.

In the meantime back to my 99 cent a package hot dogs.

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