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Archive for February 1st, 2019

Boss Hogg Day

The 2nd February is Groundhog Day. An occasion citizen’s of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, observe the behaviour of local groundhogs as they emerge from their burrows. In particular their reactions to that day’s meteorological conditions. Folklore decreeing:- If it’s cloudy on first leaving their burrows spring will arrive before the vernal equinox. If it’s sunny then the groundhog will retreat into the burrow after seeing its shadow. Consequently, wintry conditions will prevail […]

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Auf Wiedersehen, PET

This morning I underwent a CT scan. This investigative procedure, which will provide 3D x-rays of my heart, shouldn’t to be mistaken for a TC scan – An altogether different process undertaken on a daily basis by one Officer Dibble. On arrival at the Nuclear PET CT department my eyes were drawn to the patient reading material in the waiting area; in particular a magazine titled Potato Grower. A publication […]

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